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To Africa, with love: A sold-out concert by The Orpheus Men’s Choir, in association with the Surrey GooGo Grannies, raised funds for sub-Saharan African orphans.  see page A29 29

White Rock mayor: ‘Last council… bit off more than they could chew’

‘Huge’ jump in city’s consultant costs Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter

White Rock spent 72 per cent more on consultants last year than in 2010. The figures – $1,637,492 versus $951,331 – were shared in a fourth-quarter report to the city’s finance and audit committee Monday evening, and drew little comment from council members.

“We did employ a whack of consultants last year, but that’s reflective of the amount of work that was done,” Mayor Wayne Baldwin explained. Baldwin – who made the previous council’s record of consultant spending a campaign issue last fall – told Peace Arch News Tuesday that the current council won’t follow in its predecessors’ footsteps.

Describing the 72 per cent jump as “huge”, Baldwin said many of the previous year’s projects remain unfinished. “That was what the last council did, we’re not going to do that,” he said. “They bit off way more than they could chew.” In her report, financial services director Sandra Kurylo attributes the sizable jump to a high level of grant and contribution

funding from other levels of government, which prompted the undertaking of “a very large capital program in 2011 which had an impact on the level of consultants engaged, in particular in the engineering area.” “In order to qualify for grant funding, the city was required to share in the costs of several projects,” Kurylo writes.  see page A4

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Driver faces victim’s family Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter

As Surrey Provincial Court sheriffs placed him in handcuffs, Sean Fleming said the words that Tony Blackburn’s family had been craving for more than three years. “I’m so sorry, guys,” a distraught Evan Seal photo Fleming said, facing Blackburn’s Tony Blackburn’s family members – father John, mother Diane and brothers Emmanuel and John – speak to a reporter outside court Tuesday. parents, siblings and friend, following his sentencing Tuesday after- tion when Fleming lost control of Baird told Fleming the best thing he that Fleming had been drinking at Fleming has no prior criminal noon for impaired driving causing his 1994 Honda Civic on a curve in can do to make amends for Black- the party, Barclay said. He told record, has shown remorse and that death. “Your brother will always the 13300-block of Crescent Road, burn’s death will be to live a happy, officers he’d had about eight beers he pleaded guilty, Barclay said. be in my heart. He’s touched me just minutes from the home Black- productive life, and share the lesson and a few puffs of a joint; samples In victim-impact statements forever and he’ll always be with me burn shared with his parents. he learned when it comes to issues collected 2½ hours after the crash read to the court, Blackburn’s everywhere.” “On a shallow, sweeping of drinking and driving. put Fleming’s blood-alcohol level mom, Diane, and sister, Angelica, The words, clearly catharcorner, the accused lost “That’s the way forward for you,” at 120 and 130 milligrams/100mL. expressed sorrow at the senseless tic for all involved, came at control via oversteering Baird said, adding that Blackburn Those levels led a Crown expert loss of their son and brother, and the end of an afternoon and this caused the car to wouldn’t want Fleming to let his life to conclude Fleming would have anger towards Fleming. He never riddled with emotions, yaw and ultimately slide go to waste wallowing in despair been at approximately double the explained to the family exactly what during which Fleming off the road, where it hit over a tragedy he can’t undo. legal 80mg/mL limit when he was happened in his car that night, and came under tearful fire a large power pole on the Prior to the decision, as family driving, Barclay said. he never apologized, they said. from Blackburn’s family. passenger side,” Crown members of both Blackburn and Barclay said two other aggravat“What a coward you are,” Angelica Fleming, 22, pleaded counsel Paul Barclay told Fleming listened, the court heard ing factors were that a collision Blackburn told Fleming. “You, the guilty last October to being the court during sentenc- how the two men had been friends reconstructionist estimated Flem- only person who knew what hapbehind the wheel when ing submissions. for about six years at the time of ing’s car was travelling at about 105 pened that day, could not man up.” the crash that killed Black- Tony Blackburn “Mr. Blackburn was ulti- the crash, having met in Grade 10. km/h when he lost control; and, She said her brother would have died at scene burn occurred in South mately pronounced dead Hours before the fatal event, that Fleming was aware his vehicle been the first to forgive his friend Surrey, around 6 a.m. on at the scene.” they’d been with friends at a party had bald front tires. for what happened, but that he Feb. 14, 2009. In rendering the penalty of 18 in the Morgan Crossing area. Fleming also had only his “nov- would not forgive him for what his The pair were on their way back months in jail followed by 18 Evidence, including a confession ice” driver’s licence at the time. family has been through since. from a snack run to a local gas sta- months probation, Judge Robin Fleming readily gave police, showed Mitigating factors include that  see page A8

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imon Fraser University Kwantlen Polytechnic SFU president Andrew has been part of Surrey for University offers great courses Petter, a former B.C. MLA and 10 years, and it has been but 10 years ago, its days as a cabinet minister, is well aware a very important factor in the full-scale university were just of the importance of having revitalization of the city centre. beginning. a good relationship with the SFU took over the Technical SFU, by contrast, already had community. University of B.C. 10 years ago 35 years experience and had There is little in the way of a in one of the more inspired developed a good reputation. town-gown divide in Surrey, as moves from the early SFU and Kwantlen is the case in some communities. days of the Gordon don’t compete with The coming of SFU to the area Frank Bucholtz Campbell BC Liberal each other in the way has sparked a number of major government. businesses would. residential developments in Tech U was not wellRather, they Whalley, and there will be many known or recognized, complement each more in the future. and had struggled to other in many ways, Surrey is very proud of SFU gain prominence. It and the relationship and its success. was also quite narrowly between the two has Mayor Dianne Watts and council members cite it often, focused and its costs been one of respect. and from a planning point of were out of line with its When SFU came to view, it is an ideal anchor in a achievements. Surrey, it had a good city centre. Simon Fraser already location and an iconic It also makes the SkyTrain had a history of campus, but not much system work more efficiently, operating a successful else. as students come to SFU from satellite campus, with its It had a good closer to the Vancouver city downtown Vancouver reputation. What core, making for stronger twocampus. it needed was support from way traffic. It was a natural fit, and the the community, the city and Today (Thursday), SFU Surrey fact that Surrey had so many potential students. is hosting an open university-aged students (with It has received all house from 4 to 8 many more in the pipeline) of those. ❝[SFU] has p.m. at the campus, made it a very good place It has revitalized the revitalized the 13450 102 Ave., for B.C.’s second best-known city centre with the city centre with which is now an university to expand to. infusion of students astonishing 350,000 When it arrived here, SFU had in the area. the infusion of square feet in size. just 550 students. It now has It offers a wide students.❞ Those who haven’t about 6,000. variety of courses visited before will The two proved to be a great and many great be amazed at what Surrey now fit. SFU greatly expanded the opportunities for the future. Its has in its midst. courses it was offering and its research opportunities are of Great cities have great proximity to SkyTrain made it particular importance. institutions, and SFU is one of relatively easy for students to It gives a new incentive to those. go from Surrey to Burnaby and Surrey students to take postIt is playing an important role back, and take courses at both secondary courses. Its success in Surrey today and will play a the main campus and in Surrey. has been instrumental in great role in its future. My daughter, an SFU student convincing the city to invest Frank Bucholtz writes today, does just that. more heavily in the Whalley Thursdays for the Peace Arch Community leaders had long area, with a new library and News. He is the editor of the wanted a full-fledged university now a new city hall under Langley Times. in Surrey. construction.

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Second driver charged in river fatality recommended against a second driver. Speed, drugs and alcohol One year to the day after a High- were ruled out as contributing facway 99 crash that killed a young tors early in the investigation. Vancouver woman, police have The crash prompted Ministry of announced a charge against the Transportation engineers to review owner of a second vehicle involved how the guard rail performed. Last in the incident. week, staff released their report, “While the investigation into advising that the 1961-era bridge this incident by the RCMP’s Deas will be reinforced with more conIsland Traffic Services Unit con- crete guard rails in place of the cast firmed the involvement aluminum railings. ❝There is no of a second vehicle in the As well, the ministry evidence to incident, police confirm announced other older that there is no evidence suggest that a bridges with heavy trafto suggest that a collision collision between fic are being examined between the two vehicles to see if their railings took place,” Cpl. Aaron the two vehicles warrant upgrading. took place.❞ Sproule said in a news The transportation release Tuesday. Cpl. Aaron Sproule critic for the Green “A Motor Vehicle Act Party of BC, Don Pitcharge of ‘change lanes unsafely’ cairn, said Wednesday that the has been laid against the registered engineering study proves the owner of a vehicle alleged to have “brittle” aluminum guardrails on contributed to the series of events the bridge were to blame for the leading up to the tragic death of a vehicle plunging into the river. Vancouver woman one year ago In a release – headlined “Liberal’s today.” failures lead to deadly guardrail Police did not release the name failure” – Pitcairn said he uncovof the person charged. According ered signs of damage and neglect to an ICBC list of penalties, the when he inspected “a handful of charge comes with a $109 fine. aluminum guardrail bridges on The victim – whom police have Highway 17 in Delta and on Highnever publicly identified, at her way 99 in Surrey” last weekend. family’s request – died March 12, The South Surrey resident said nearly two weeks after the Honda “potentially deadly aluminum she was driving crashed through guardrails” should be replaced with a railing of the Serpentine River concrete barriers immediately. Bridge and plunged into the river. “As to how many more bridges The driver, a woman in her 20s, across B.C. have these, when they was submerged for 90 minutes. will be replaced with modern conResuscitated and airlifted to hospi- crete barriers and how much it will tal, she succumbed 12 days later. cost are questions that still need to Police announced later that be answered by Christy Clark’s month that charges had been Liberal party,” Pitcairn added. Tracy Holmes & Dan Ferguson Staff Reporters

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In the pink Students at White Rock Elementary joined others across the school district signing a “stop bullying” petition Wednesday as part of Anti-Bullying Day. The annual event – also known as and proud “Pink Shirt Day”– began as a protest against a 2007 bullying incident in Nova Scotia.

BC Liberals introduces law to suspend all job action as teachers hold strike vote

‘This won’t make things better in the classroom’ Tom Fletcher, Sheila Reynolds Black Press

Responding to legislation tabled this week, teachers across the province are deciding whether to escalate job action. Just as the Labour Relations Board gave B.C. teachers a green light to strike for up to three days next week, Education Minister George Abbott introduced a new law Tuesday that would suspend all strike action and could impose millions of dollars in fines per day if a strike persists. While the legislature debated the “Education Improvement Act,” teachers across the province took a strike vote this week, with results expected to be announced Thursday (after Peace Arch News’ press deadline; for the latest, visit The LRB ruled Tuesday that teachers can legally strike for up to three consecutive days in one week after two days’ notice, and a further one day in each subsequent week with the same notice. That could continue until the new bill passes the legislature.

Surrey Teachers’ Association (STA) president Denise Moffatt said that while going on strike is never a preference, teachers are angered by what she called government interference. “Teachers see this legislation as just so disrespectful. They see through the rhetoric. They see clearly that this won’t make things better in classrooms.” More than 2,000 teachers showed up to a rally in Cloverdale Monday afternoon to protest an imposed contract. Abbott said the legislation imposes a sixmonth “cooling-off period” and sets up appointment of a mediator to look at nonmonetary issues only, meaning the government’s net-zero mandate stands. A separate penalty provision would be enacted if necessary, Abbott said, imposing a fine of $1.3 million a day on the B.C. Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) and up to $475 a day on individual teachers who strike in defiance of the new legislation. The legislation extends the current teacher

contract terms until the end of The legislation also imposes a new August. It gives a yet-to-be-named teacher evaluation and selection mediator until June 30 to seek process that Abbott acknowledged agreement on issues other than pay will be controversial. And he said and benefits, such as class size and the timing of imposing the coolingcomposition. off period depends on whether the However, Moffatt said the legislaNDP opposition holds up the bill or tion removes previously bargained lets it pass in the legislature. protections on class makeup. For NDP leader Adrian Dix said the example, she said, there will no lonopposition will not support the legger be a suggested cap on the num- Denise Moffatt islation, and said Abbott missed an ber of students with special needs in STA president opportunity for “real mediation” of one classroom, and districts will not all issues, including monetary. have to meet an average maximum class size The legislation also puts in place a new across intermediate and secondary grades. fund to address class size and special-needs Teachers would also no longer be consulted support, to respond to a court decision last if a class size exceeds the upper limits. year that said those issues were taken out Moffatt said that while the legislation gives of teacher contracts without adequate conthe appearance government is willing to talk, sultation. It provides $30 million extra this the mediator’s scope has been so severely year, $60 million next year and $75 million limited that it’s only teachers that will be each year after that, amounts the BCTF has forced to make compromises. rejected as far too little. “The mediation process in the legislation is Moffatt noted Surrey alone needs $30 mila sham,” she said. lion to get back to 2002 service levels.

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Gangland shooting in Surrey Police are investigating what they believe is a gangland shooting in North Surrey this week. On Tuesday, just after 10 p.m., the Surrey RCMP responded to a call of shots fired in the 8800block of 131 Street, just on the border of Newton and Whalley.

Mounties found an injured and responsive 28-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the back. He was taken to hospital where he was listed in serious but stable condition. It was a targeted attack that has the earmarks of a gang shooting.

Police know the identity of the victim, but did not release that information at press time. “Our intelligence would indicate he does have affiliation to a particular group, but we’re not in a position to comment,” said RCMP Sgt. Peter Thiessen.

Engineering advice cost $1 million  from page A1 Projects that qualified for grants and other contributions included the Centre for Active Living/ Peace Arch Curling Club and the White Rock Museum & Archives renovation. Of the total spent on consultants in 2011, nearly a third – $547,784 – was paid out from October to December; the majority of that, $378,836, was for engineering services. Engineering was also the area that amassed the high-

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Artist lobbies for teacher Alex Browne Staff Reporter

A South Surrey poet and novelist is embarked on a campaign to win special recognition for a pioneer Surrey educator – but time is short for others to register their support. Heidi Greco would like one of Surrey’s three scheduled new elementary schools to be named for Mary Coggin, former supervisor of libraries for the school district. Greco’s reasons for nominating Coggin – her one-time boss – are simple; Greco believes the idea of libraries as a crucial component of Surrey schools originated with Coggin, now in her 80s. “Mary began teaching in Surrey schools when she was still in her teens,” Greco said. “I think she was 18 when she started.” Greco said Coggin, who was a staff member of Semiahmoo High School for most of the 1950s, made her mark early by pushing for the establishment of school libraries, which eventually became district-wide. “The first library in a Surrey school was a very small collection of books – so small that it rode from school to school in Mary Coggin’s suitcase,” Greco said. She visited classrooms, reading stories to eager young children.” Under Coggin’s guidance, Greco said, Surrey’s school-library program flourished, receiving inter-

Radio jammer, handgun seized A 30-year-old Surrey man is due in Kamloops court next month after the seizure of a radio jammer and a Beretta semi-automatic pistol near McLure, B.C. According to police, an officer with the Southeast District Traffic Unit seized the items, along with a small quantity of marijuana, during a traffic stop on Highway 5 Jan. 23. A radio-jamming device – which sends random signals with sufficient power to disrupt GPS trackers and/or cellphones, often interfering with emergency services frequencies – was located in the vehicle’s centre console; the handgun was found behind a panel near the gas pedal. The driver is due in court in Kamloops on April 23, on charges related to weapons offences and possession of a jamming device.

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Mary Coggin (top right) in a 1953 Semiahmoo High School poster. national recognition with the Encyclopedia Brittanica Foundation’s award of excellence. “We are blessed in Surrey, because we can not only track the person primarily responsible for these achievements but, because Mary is still alive, we have the opportunity to express our gratitude to her in this most public way.” Greco had been trying to get a school named after Coggin since 2009, but was initially told district policy was to name schools after geographic areas or features. However, in a call for submissions on the district website ( to name three

planned elementary schools – in Grandview Heights, East Clayton and South Newton – the Surrey Board of Education notes “special consideration is given to names that have significant meaning to students and members of the community.” Greco is encouraging others to echo her submission. District communications manager Doug Strachan confirmed this week that though there has been resistance to naming schools after individuals in recent years, “the policy doesn’t preclude it.” “By all means, send it in. It’s possible the board might go for something naming an individual, although that’s not been the trend. The board has given consideration to it in the past.” Greco, who was hired by Coggin as teacher-librarian at Earl Marriott Secondary in 1982, said Coggin’s heyday as supervisior of libraries was from the late 1970s to the late 1980s. “It’s likely she taught in Surrey longer than any teacher has, or for that matter, ever will,” she said. Those who wish to support Greco’s suggestion by submitting Coggin’s name – or another name – can do so by emailing by deadline Friday. A school number – 202 for Grandview Heights, 201 for East Clayton and 211 for South Newton – must be included.

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f ever in doubt that drinking and driving can change lives forever, sit in on a court case dealing with a choice that led to one person being responsible for the death of another – the death of a friend. It happens all too often, and in every community. The death is never the anticipated ending of whatever night on the town or social event preceded the tragedy. But it is always a risk when the choice is made to drink and drive. And while statistics show fewer people are making that choice, the number of related deaths won’t be a reason to celebrate until it hits zero. Three years ago, Sean Fleming made the choice to drive after drinking, took that risk – and he’ll pay dearly for it for the rest of his life. In court Tuesday, Fleming was sentenced to 18 months in jail for impaired driving causing death in connection with the Feb. 14, 2009 crash that killed his friend, Tony Blackburn. Fleming’s pain at knowing he caused his friend’s death was profoundly evident. He was shaking, wiping tears from his cheeks and couldn’t face the parents and siblings of his friend, all of whom sat in a row behind him for the duration of the afternoon hearing. Those in attendance heard about the deep depression Fleming fell into and has remained in since the tragedy, burdened inconsolably with the reality of what he had done. But Fleming wasn’t the only one in pain Tuesday. It was an almost tangible presence that hung over the proceedings, as Fleming’s parents received confirmation their son was going to jail, and as Blackburn’s family and a close friend shared the impact the loss of their son and brother’s life has had. After sentencing, Fleming delivered an emotional and unexpected apology to the Blackburns, one that clearly brought both sides some relief. Blackburn’s family said after court that it brought them a level of peace they had been missing in the years since the crash. Unfortunately, it won’t bring Tony Blackburn back, and it won’t change for Fleming the fact that he killed somebody, unintentional though it was. As Judge Robin Baird told Fleming, it is a very heavy burden to bear, and perhaps the worst punishment of all. To say that everyone involved has lived a nightmare is an understatement. We can only hope that others will learn from the needless tragedy, from the torment endured. Otherwise, Blackburn’s death and all the pain that continues to follow it, will be for nothing.


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he methods of the demagogue about improving transparency, fairness are easy to flag; the distortions and accessibility she went for the jugular as easy to see as the unadjusted against NDP and Liberal critics of the widescreens in restaurant or bar that bill. squish newsreaders, celebrities and “Anyone on that side of the House who is against transparency and sports heroes alike into a series of uniformly short, very broad fairness should explain what the Alex Browne people. heck they’re doing in the House Just as with these ubiquitous of Commons,” she said. screens, though we see the Less than two weeks later, distortion, few of us seem willing Public Safety Minister Vic to say or do anything about it. Toews took a similar tack The demagogue, too, has a when defending Bill C-30, the Protecting Children from handy strategy for squishing Internet Predators Act – which, people – and silencing debate at as proposed, would have allowed the same time. All you have to do police broad-sweeping powers is wrap yourself and your policies to access personal information in a mantle of Motherhood on subscribers, without warrant, issues, then denounce anyone from Internet service providers. who disagrees with you as being After Opposition MPs were against Motherhood. quick to attack the legislation as going It’s a technique we associate with too far, Toews said they were either repressive regimes, yet it’s what we’re aligned with the Conservatives on the hearing lately from Stephen Harper’s Conservative majority on Parliament Hill. bill, or, in his scathing words, “with the child pornographers.” When MP Russ Hiebert’s private We should all be concerned that, in member’s bill (C-377) – aimed at insulting our intelligence with such increasing public disclosure of labour “if you’re not with us, you’re agin’ us” unions’ financial affairs – was being rhetoric, Canada’s Parliament is part of a debated in the House of Commons disturbing return to demagoguery – and earlier this month, fellow Conservative, the demonizing of dissent – in North Saint Boniface MP Shelly Glover, parliamentary secretary to the minister of American politics. The laws proposed are couched in finance, offered a blunt defense. the most altruistic terms – who would After underlining claims the bill was

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yes 49% no 51% 116 responding argue with transparency, fairness and protecting children, after all? But both have disturbing implications beyond their avowed intent, which critics claim could be used to attack basic rights of privacy, association and freedom of speech. With all due respect to Hiebert, it would be naive to assume that a bill which could divert the resources of labour unions and spell out their political strategies to potential opponents – including the federal government – is motivated solely by an apolitical desire for transparency. It’s significant that only two days after Toews’ comments – after a public outcry – the Conservatives were forced to back down on the wording of C-30. Even some Tory MPs were saying the bill, as written, is too intrusive into the privacy of ordinary Canadians who have come to rely on the Internet for banking, business, personal communication and entertainment – people who would never dream of preying on children. We should not forget that espousing Motherhood issues is no guarantee of virtue. Appeals to national pride, the need to provide economic stability and fight against crime, a return to family values, protecting children from predators, respect for seniors, the encouragement of marriage, even motherhood itself, were also the stock in trade of some propagandists of the 1930s. Reasoned debate is not shouting down opponents, or using the transparent ploys of demagogues. We certainly deserve better from our elected representatives – and, as taxpayers, we’re shelling out for better, too. Alex Browne is a Peace Arch News reporter. The Peace Arch News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby street, Nanaimo, B.C., V9R-2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.

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Think of the poor criminals Editor: In all of this dialogue lately by government officials and private citizens regarding legalization of marijuana, I wonder if anyone has any given any thought to the victims who will be hurt if such a change in law ever happens. Does nobody care about the people who make a living from organized crime? How on earth will they survive if their income is taken away? We should all give some consideration to those who would be damaged by the thoughtless act of legalizing this innocuous product. John Wright, Surrey

to scoop for them! Next time you see a lonesome poop, pretend it was your mother’s dog’s doing and dispose of it for the betterment of the community. This leads to future dog services thanks to democracy. Thankfully, during the all-candidates meeting on Nov 2. – prior to us voting for them – six of the seven current council members put their hands up in favour of allowing dogs on the promenade. Since this park area is only eight blocks from every resident, we look forward to getting services put in place, even if for only 40 per cent of the time representing the 40 per cent of us with dogs. Let’s become a better community, where all residents can enjoy our tax-paid-for areas. M. Armstrong, White Rock

Q Enough about dogs already! Surely there are more pressing and interesting happenings in South Surrey/White Rock to write about. It’s time the 40 per cent of dog owners in White Rock – as claimed by some, but is a number I suspect is inflated – to realize that the rest of the populace, that is the majority, don’t really care that much about your woes of not being able to congest the beautiful White Rock pier and promenade with your beloved pets, or your need for a dog park. Maybe it’s time these dog owners took it upon themselves to fund a dog park, if it so important to them, rather than expect the taxpayers to do so. Don Campbell, Surrey

Test drivers based on skill Editor: I imagine that most seniors have read about the new laws for drivers over 80 years old. This is a test conducted on a computer and, like many elderly people, I am not up to speed with a lot of today’s technology. Now, as a senior, I do not disagree with testing after a certain age – but a test with a qualified driving instructor, not a machine. Please remember that as seniors you have a voice and on this issue. Let it be heard. Let the deputy superintendent of motor vehicles, Stephanie Melvin, know that you are not very happy with this decision. Ralph E. Johnson, White Rock

Two different 40% solutions Editor: Re: It’s time to put our foot down, Feb. 23. letters. To help letter-writer Gerry Busby understand why White Rock is not like Victoria, Comox, or other good dog areas, just look at our current services. Victoria has 12 dog parks whereas we have zero. We would be very happy to have our Marine Drive be like Dallas Road in Victoria, where dogs are allowed and it is monitored and doggy-doo bags are provided. Peer pressure works wonders on keeping areas clean. With over 5,000 dogs estimated to be in White Rock with no services, no wonder you may find a few poops. Most of the people that I see not picking up after their dogs are seniors, so I help them and scoop for them. Since White Rock has 28 per cent senior population compared to 14 per cent provincially, it makes sense since many I know are not physically able after hip/knee replacements, vertigo, or arthritis. If you see a senior struggling with a door, do you offer to hold it for them? Then why not offer

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A story from the heart Editor: Re: ‘We don’t need luck,’ Feb.14. I am writing on behalf of Paul Thomson and Carla Henderson. They would like to express their gratitude and appreciation to Evan Seal for writing such a heartfelt and touching story about them on Feb. 14. The article is a wonderful keepsake of their very special day. On the evening of Feb. 14, Paul asked Carla to marry him at the Semiahmoo House Society’s Acquired Brain Injury Program in Newton. Paul and Carla became engaged in front of family, friends and their support network. Carla happily accepted Paul’s proposal, and there was not a dry eye in the room as everyone watched Paul slip the ring on Carla’s finger. José Latchinian, of José & Co. Custom Jewellers, and Debora Dent, of Royal Pro Real Estate Network, were also present, as they delivered two chocolate hearts and a ring

that was custom-made for Carla by José. The ring fit Carla perfectly and looks absolutely beautiful. The certificate of appraisal for the ring states it is appraised at $1,600. Paul said “José is an angel,” and he gave José $310 and a bottle of wine in appreciation of his generous donation. The money was raised by friends and Paul’s support network. Paul and Carla have expressed how grateful they both are for the support and generosity that everyone has shown them. The generosity continued after the article appeared in the paper on Valentine’s Day. On Feb. 15, a White Rock resident donated a beautiful wedding dress to Carla after reading their story in the Peace Arch News. It will fit her perfectly. We have received numerous messages that this was such a wonderful story to read. Sylvia Hoeree, Semiahmoo House Society

Lest we forget Wi-Fi’s history Editor: Re: Measuring up the opposition, Feb. 9 letters. It seems letter-writer Andrew Wallwork has no problem joining the majority of electrical engineers in downplaying the dangers of BC Hydro’s ‘smart’ meters. Engineers follow physicists in simplifying nature. They are all quite happy if they can deal with averages of complex systems. So it is indeed true that all this Wi-Fi technology surrounding us generates small amounts of power, on average. They fail to disclose – or remember – a fundamental law of electromagnetism, discovered by both Michael Faraday and Joseph Henry almost 180 years ago that was key in humanity’s use of electricity. This law indicates that induced electrical voltages increase directly with the rate of fluctuations of the source currents. This means that very short spikes of powerful electrical current will be induced everywhere by Wi-Fi, including in biological tissue like the brain. We have no idea how dangerous this effect might be, but governments would be wise to be cautious as Wi-Fi frequencies continue to increase and as Wi-Fi becomes ever more pervasive. This new threat has been added to the numerous sources of cancer added to our environment – particularly by big business – in the last 50 years, all of which were initially denied by those with a large financial interest. BC Hydro has been pressured by the BC Liberals to push these new meters rapidly on the whole province so they can increase rates. Herb Spencer, Surrey

Keeping faith on kindness Editor: A thank you message for Kirsten and a driver of the 351 bus. On Feb. 17, around 7:45 a.m., I tripped and fell on my face on the cement sidewalk at Thrift Avenue and Martin Street. I was unhurt physically but blood was streaming down my face and I was a mess! The driver, due at White Rock Centre at 7:55, kindly stopped his bus to check on me, and a young woman named Kirsten swooped in with a cellphone to provide care for me, even though she was just off the night shift – two busy people who never hesitated to assist an elderly woman who had miscalculated a step on her way to an eye appointment. I ended up in Peace Arch Hospital ER which kindly and efficiently confirmed no concussion and no bones broken. I was lucky in that, but even luckier to meet two busy people who gave a stranger their time and comfort. My faith in the kindness of strangers has always been strong but now is re-enforced. Pat Flickinger, White Rock

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System ‘affects show of remorse’  from page A1 Diane Blackburn told the court the news that her son had been killed “felt like my baby was being ripped out of my belly.” As an obviously distraught Fleming listened, unable to make eye contact, she accused him of “hiding behind his dad’s will and his lawyer’s advice”, and said that prevented all those involved from starting the process of healing. “We were ready to forgive you right on the spot, but right away your father coldly… told us we couldn’t talk to you,” she said. “Followed by three years of silence, no answers, just added pain.” Fleming’s lawyer, Howard Smith, countered the Blackburns’ accusations, describing his client as profoundly impacted by the incident, with “the deepest regret” for what happened. “Sean has put himself on house arrest for the past three years,” Smith said. “He went from a very cheerful, happy fellow… into a fit of depression. (His parents) have been at their wits’ end to bring their only son out of this depression. And the depression is not related to consequence.” Smith said Fleming accepted the blame for Blackburn’s death from the get-go, admitting to the facts “over and over.” He submitted letters Fleming had written – including one dated Feb. 22, 2009 and addressed to Blackburn himself – as further evidence of his remorse. Smith blamed himself and the legal process as a whole for giving the Blackburns the impression Fleming wasn’t remorseful, and for keeping them in the dark about many of the details leading up to their son’s death. “It’s not easy understanding why a lawyer would tell his client don’t talk about the facts,” he said. Smith noted that Fleming told a paramedic at the crash scene that he doesn’t deserve to live anymore. The first wit-

ness to arrive recounted watching Fleming pull Blackburn out of the car and administer “external cardiac massage,” Smith said. “I think sometimes perceptions are affected by grief.” Smith disputed the blood-alcohol level evidence, noting that when the crash occurred, it had been “hours” since Fleming had had a drink. He also told Baird that both men had been drinking heavily, and that, had Blackburn been at the wheel on the way home, the incident could have ended in Fleming’s death instead. “In many ways, Sean wishes that was so,” he said. Outside court, Blackburn’s family took issue with Smith’s assertion that their son had also been drinking. He was a designated driver that night, they said. Smith told Peace Arch News there “is a lot of speculation” about what happened. Barclay later pointed out to the court that there was no evidence to suggest Blackburn had also been impaired. In delivering Fleming’s sentence, Baird acknowledged any penalty “will seem a trifle” to Blackburn’s family. At the same time, he asked the family to consider the impact that responsibility for Tony Blackburn’s death has had on Fleming. “I know from what I’ve heard today you may be skeptical about that,” he said, noting it is “inconceivable” to think that someone

who killed one of his best friends would not be mortified. “I want you to think about the fact sometimes people (aren’t as forthcoming) based on legal advice and legal jeopardy.” At the precinct, Fleming “made a clean confession,” Baird noted. Addressing Fleming, who nodded agreement with each point, Baird said what the young man did in drinking and driving “was extremely reckless, blame-worthy and fit for condemnation. And you are going to be condemned today. You’re going to pay a big price for what you’ve done.” Baird suggested to Fleming that his friend “may very well be annoyed with you for the fact that you haven’t made it good with his mom and dad.” In addition to 18 months incarceration at Nanaimo Regional Correctional Centre, Baird handed Fleming several conditions for his probation – including a two-year driving prohibition. Blackburn’s family said outside court Fleming’s emotional apology brought them peace. “Definitely,” Blackburn’s brother, Emmanuel, said. “The apology at the end, he’s probably going to feel so much better after that. “Just glad it’s over.” Diane Blackburn noted no one had ever wanted Fleming to go to jail, but that aspect was out of their control. “None of us wanted blood, or revenge,” she said.

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Please note that Council shall not receive further submissions from the public or interested persons concerning the application after the Public Hearing is concluded. Copies of the proposed bylaw along with associated reports may be inspected in the City Clerk’s Office at White Rock City Hall, 15322 Buena Vista Avenue, White Rock, BC, from Tuesday, February 21, 2012 to Monday, March 5, 2012 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., excluding weekends and statutory holidays. Tracey Arthur City Clerk

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Sitting on her father’s lap during his company’s board meetings, eight-year-old Christina Marcano knew she wanted to follow in his footsteps. From that age on, she knew her future lay in the business world. “My dad was an entrepreneur, so he instilled an interest in business in me that had a pretty lasting impression,” said Marcano, a former Semiahmoo Peninsula resident. “He’s really been a mentor in my life.” A little more than 20 years later, Marcano successfully achieved her goal of breaking into the business world as the owner of Silver Icing clothing, a lifestyle apparel brand, operating an online store and wholesale business. The creation of the company, which specializes in “luxury, eco-friendly dressy-casual clothing” and includes a high-end performance line, has been a positive ending to a rocky journey for the mother of one. In 2004, Marcano – now 31 – combined her love of business and fashion to create Skylar Clothing with her sister-in-law. The company broke into the market at a time when demand for retail was high and the company quickly grew, obtaining a large warehouse and three stores, including one in Southpoint Mall. However, having such a large overhead proved to be the company’s downfall when the recession hit a few years later. “We didn’t respond quickly enough to the changes,” Marcano said. “We had sales but we didn’t have the means to manufacture the clothing, so we fell behind.” Looking for a way out of their financial woes, Marcano and her team applied to be on CBC’s entrepreneurial reality show, Dragons’ Den in November 2010, aiming to broker a deal of $200,000 for a 25 per cent share of the company. While Marcano was one of the lucky few to have her segment air, it was by no means a pleasant experience, she said. Marcano, then eight months pregnant, was verbally ripped to shreds by businessguru Kevin O’Leary, who referred to her as a “drug addict” for being addicted to a failing company even though “it is killing her,” and a “murderer” for pouring more than $700,000 of her family’s money into the business with no profits in five years. “Going into the show, I knew Kevin would be giving me a hard time, as I had watched other segments, but I didn’t realize how quickly he would get into it,” Marcano said about the heated episode. “The producers had to actually stop taping and tell him to let me pitch because he wouldn’t let me speak. “The one thing I was proud of was that even though I was eight months pregnant, I didn’t cry,” she said, laughing. After being turned away by all of the

Dragons, Marcano went home to rethink her direction. Weeks later, while at her cousin’s wedding in St. Paul, Alta., she said she found inspiration in the small community. “I hadn’t been in a small town in a long time, and I felt really connected with a portion of the Canadian market that I hadn’t seen in a while,” she said. “I woke up at 6 a.m. that night and the whole thing had come to me.” After crunching numbers, she found that in its current state, the only way Skylar would make a profit would be if the company raised prices 30 per cent, which Marcano was not willing to do.

Contributed photos “Silver Icing is our silver lining and the Above, Christina Marcano holds up one her icing on the cake,” she explained. latest designs for Silver Icing. Left, a very With the new name and clean slate, pregnant Marcano pitches her clothing line Marcano implemented the company’s office on CBC’s Dragons’ Den in November 2010. in the three-bedroom basement of her Clayton Heights home, cutting down on “We had been using a local company for our manufacturing and that was our biggest overhead costs. “It is a great environment and the team problem. It was so expensive and the loves it here, so I don’t see that changing any quality was not there,” she said. time soon,” she said. Fortunately, one positive aspect of being Marcano is now focusing on the future, on Dragons’ Den was the thousands of namely Icewick – a fabric developed by viewers who saw her product, including an Silver Icing that “wicks” away sweat, allowing experienced manufacturer who contacted it to evaporate without leaving marks. Marcano about investing in the business. “It’s more comfortable, it’s breathable and “He does a lot of manufacturing work overseas and has years of experience, so the it dries faster,” Marcano said. “It’s a really good performance fabric.” quality is there, and since The company has already ❝I knew Kevin would be he’s directly invested in the company we get the best giving me a hard time... I captured the attention of some prices and the best quality,” didn't realize how quickly big players in the fashion business, and although she said. he would get into it.❞ Marcano can’t reveal all the Everything was falling negotiations, she can say it into place for Marcano, but will include tapping into the international there was still something holding her back, market. she said. It has been a long journey for the “I just had this feeling that Skylar was entrepreneur, but one thing she can not the best brand to go forward with,” maintain is that she kept her promise to Marcano said. “I had to think about what consumers wanted, and if the answer to that viewers as she left the Dragons’ Den. After her verbal lashing, Marcano looked was Skylar.” In October 2011, Marcano decided to start at the camera and assured the public they from scratch with a new company called have not seen the last of her. Silver Icing. “We’ll be successful with this.”



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wonder how many readers challenge our environmental know what the initials regulations, make it difficult CETA stand for. It is the to introduce new or stricter Comprehensive Economic controls and would encourage and Trade Agreement which extractive industries. There is now being have been assurances negotiated between that CETA will differ Roy Strang Ottawa and the from NAFTA, which European Union, has made it possible and which officials for corporations hope to finalize in to institute legal 2012 – though with proceedings against the current fiscal public environmental turmoil in Europe regulations, but how discussions may well good and meaningful be delayed. are those assurances? Although Last year saw U.S. negotiations have investor T. Boone been anything but Pickens challenge open and transparent, Ontario’s Green enough is known to Energy Act and a cause real concern, especially at U.S.-registered Brazilian the municipal level. company attempt to overturn There are at least four good Ontario’s decision preventing reasons for this concern. development of a quarry Under CETA, transnational that would have impacted corporations could farmland and water resources.

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In other words, outside bodies were attempting to dictate how and by whom we should be governed. We need clear and unequivocal wording that will eliminate the possibility of any such actions if CETA is to be acceptable but, given the secrecy surrounding negotiations, we have no guarantee that this requirement will be met. It appears, too, that, if implemented, CETA will restrict how our governments can control private water corporations (Europe is home to the world’s largest) and allow them access to our drinking water for their profit. Sanitation services could also be affected. Besides these environmental worries, there appear to be threats both to our jobs and to local decision-making powers.

If European corporations are given unrestricted access to government purchasing contracts, this will deny municipalities the freedom to obtain goods and services locally. If, as the European Union (EU) wants, all of our public services come under the agreement, then medicare will be subject to increased pressure for privatization and generic drug costs could rise. Given these possibilities, it is deplorable that CETA has not been opened to public scrutiny and discussion. Keeping them from the public view heightens skepticism and fosters unfortunate suspicions that there’s something to hide. Why are we not being told what’s involved? Dr. Roy Strang writes monthly on the environment for the Peace Arch News.


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■ Swing for the Food Bank Mar. 3 at 7 p.m. at Ocean Park Hall, 1577 128 St. Cost $20. ■ Semi Fun Fair Mar. 3, 2:45-6:30 p.m., H.T Thrift Elementary, 739 148 Street, Surrey. For African Canadian Continuing Education Society. ■ 10th Annual Wings Over Water Birding Festival in Blaine, Wash., on March 17. Focus on birds of Semiahmoo Bay. Info: 360-543-9982 or www. ■ Doolittles Animal Rescue Mar. 31 fundraiser at Elgin Hall in South Surrey. 6 p.m. reception 7 p.m. dinner. Dancing, raffle. Cost: $40. Contact 604531-8341 or visit ■ South Surrey Garden Club Annual Plant Sale May 12 9 a.m. to noon, St. Mark’s Anglican Church 12953 20 Ave.


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■ Mixed Singles Over Sixty)meets third Thursday of every month. Join us for friendship, outings and activities. Contact: Reta 604-538-5998 or Rose 604-531-4310. ■ Bible study meets every other Wednesday night 7:30-9 p.m. in Ocean Park. All welcome. Call Brian, 604-535-9369. ■ Toastmasters International Learn or improve your public speaking skills. Meetings Monday through Thursday in White Rock and South Surrey. Contact Sandy at or visit ■ Scottish Country Dance Classes Wednesdays, 7 p.m. at Sullivan Hall, 6303 152 Street. First class is free for newcomers. For more info, call 604-5361367 or 604-531-4595. ■ Conversational ESL at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 1480 George St., every Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to noon. ■ Emergency and Everyday Assistance: A History of Fire Rescue In White Rock at White Rock Museum & Archives, 14970 Marine Dr. Hours of Operation: Tuesday to Sunday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Closed Monday). ■ Rosen movementflowing joint mobilization every Wednesday. 12:301:30 p.m., Ocean Park Hall. Drop in, by donation. Info: Pat Hepper RMT 604-535-3685 ■ Mental Health Family Support groups free mental health course open to family members/ caregivers only, starting soon in your area. Call for details, or to register, 604574-1976.

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N OT I C E O F P U B L I C H E A R I N G - M O N DAY, M A R C H 12 , 2 012 The Council of the City of Surrey will hold a Public Hearing pursuant to the provisions of the Local Government Act, in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 14245 - 56 Avenue, Surrey, BC, on Monday, March 12, 2012, commencing at 7:00 p.m. Surrey Official Community Plan By-law, 1996, No. 12900, No. 310 Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17590 Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17591 Application: 7911-0126-00 CIVIC ADDRESS: 19591 - 72 Avenue, 7259 and 7289 - 196 Street APPLICANT: 0915630 B.C. Ltd. c/o Hub Engineering Inc. (Mike Kompter) #101, 7485 - 130 Street, Surrey, BC V3W 1H8 PROPOSAL: By-law 17590 To redesignate the properties from Suburban (SUB) to Urban (URB). By-law 17591 Block A To rezone a portion of 19591 - 72 Avenue from “One Acre Residential Zone (RA)” to “Semi-Detached Residential Zone (RF-SD)”. Block B To rezone portions of 19591 - 72 Avenue, 7259 and 7289 - 196 Street from “One Acre Residential Zone (RA)” to “Single Family Residential (9) Coach House Zone (RF-9C)”. DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT To vary “Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000”, as amended, Part 17F, Section F and K, as follows: (a) To reduce the minimum flanking side yard setback for accessory buildings and structures from 5.7 metres (19 ft.) to 3.0 metres (10 ft.) for proposed Lots 5 and 6; (b) To reduce the minimum side yard setback for accessory buildings and structures from 3.0 metres (10 ft.) to 2.7 metres (9.0 ft.) on the side of the lot opposite to the common side lot line for lots 4 and 7; and (c) To reduce the minimum lot width requirement from 9.0 metres (30 ft.) to 8.7 metres (28.5 ft.) for lots 4 and 7 in order to permit a double garage. The purpose of the redesignation, rezoning and development variance permit is to permit subdivision into 30 RF-9C lots (Block B) and 4 RF-SD lots (Block A) with remainder Block C for future development. DEVELOPMENT LOCATION MAP BY-LAW NO. 17590/17591

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To reduce the minimum northerly side yard setback from 7.5 metres (25 ft.) to 4.0 metres (13 ft.) for the balconies and 5.5 metres (18 ft.) for the building face for Buildings 8, 9, 10 and 11; (b) To reduce the minimum northerly side yard setback from 7.5 metres (25 ft.) to 5.5 metres (18 ft.) for Building 1; (c) To reduce the minimum easterly front yard setback from 7.5 metres (25 ft.) to 5.3 metres (17 ft.) for Building 1; (d) To reduce the minimum southerly side yard setback from 7.5 metres (25 ft.) to 7.3 metres (24 ft.) for Building 1; (e) To reduce the minimum southerly side yard setback from 7.5 metres (25 ft.) to 6.9 metres (23 ft.) for the balconies for Buildings 2, 3 and 4; (f) To reduce the minimum southerly side yard setback from 7.5 metres (25 ft.) to 4.5 metres (15 ft.) for the amenity building; (g) To reduce the minimum southerly side yard setback from 7.5 metres to 6.0 metres (20 ft.) for the balconies for Buildings 5, 6 and 7; and (h) To reduce the minimum westerly side yard setback from 7.5 metres to 4.7 metres (15 ft.) for Buildings 7 and to 2.5 metres (8 ft.) for Building 8. The purpose of the redesignation, rezoning and development variance permit is to permit development of 69 townhouse units (Block A) and a remnant lot for future industrial business park development (Block C). B. Permitted Uses for By-law 17596 (Block C) Land and structures shall be used for the following uses only, or for a combination of such uses: 1. Light impact industry including wholesale and retail sales of products produced on the lot or as part of the wholesale or warehouse operations. 2. Office uses excluding: i. social escort services ii. methadone clinics 3. General service uses excluding drive-through banks. 4. Warehouse uses. 5. Distribution centres. 6. Accessory uses including the following: (a) Personal service uses limited to the following: i. Barbershops; ii. Beauty parlours; iii. Cleaning and repair of clothing; and iv. Shoe repair shops; (b) Recreational facilities, excluding go-kart operations, drag racing and rifle ranges; (c) Eating establishments, excluding drive-through restaurants; (d) Community services; (e) Assembly halls limited to churches, provided that: (i) the church does not exceed a total floor area of 700 square metres (7,500 sq. ft.); (ii) the church accommodates a maximum of 300 seats; and (iii) there is not more than one church on a lot. (f) Child care centre; and (g) Dwelling unit(s) provided that the dwelling unit(s) is (are): i. Contained within a principal building; ii. Occupied by the owner or a caretaker, for the protection of the businesses permitted; iii. Restricted to a maximum number of: a. One dwelling unit in each principal building less than 2,800 square metres [30,000 sq. ft.] in floor area; b. Two dwelling units in each principal building of 2,800 square metres [30,000 sq. ft.] or greater in floor area; and c. Notwithstanding Sub-sections B.6 (g) iii.a. and iii.b., the maximum number shall be two dwelling units for lots less than 4.0 hectares [10 acres] in area and three dwelling units for lots equal to or greater than 4.0 hectares [10 acres] in area. iv. Restricted to a maximum floor area of: a. 140 square metres [1,500 sq. ft.] for one (first) dwelling unit on a lot and where a lot has been subdivided by a strata plan then there shall only be one 140-square metre [1,500sq. ft.] dwelling unit within the strata plan; b. 90 square metres [970 sq. ft.] for each additional dwelling unit; and c. Notwithstanding Sub-sections B.6 (g) iv.a. and iv.b., the maximum floor area shall not exceed 33% of the total floor area of the principal building within which the dwelling unit is contained.

Surrey Official Community Plan By-law, 1996, No. 12900, Text No. 111, Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17589 Application: 7912-0014-00 CIVIC ADDRESS: 9488 - 138 Street APPLICANT: City of Surrey 14245 - 56 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3X 3A2 PROPOSAL: To amend “Surrey Official Community Plan By-law 1996, No. 12900” as amended, in Division A. Schedule B Temporary Use Permit Areas, under the heading Temporary Commercial Use Permit Areas, by adding the following section immediately following Temporary Commercial Use Permit Area No. 27: Temporary Commercial Use Permit Area No. 28. This application will allow a temporary surface parking lot for under-weight vehicles for a maximum period of one (1) year. DEVELOPMENT LOCATION MAP BY-LAW NO. 17589

Surrey Official Community Plan By-law, 1996, No. 12900, No. 312 Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17597 Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17598 Application: 7911-0190-00 CIVIC ADDRESS: 10145 - 173 Street APPLICANT: Gurdev K. Cheema H.Y. Engineering Ltd. (Lori Joyce) #200, 9128 - 152 Street, Surrey, BC V3R 4E7 PROPOSAL: By-law 17597 To redesignate a portion of 10145 - 173 Street from Suburban (SUB) to Urban (URB). By-law 17598 Block A To rezone a portion of the property from “One Acre Residential Zone (RA)” to “Single Family Residential Zone (RF)”. Block B To rezone a portion of the property from “One Acre Residential Zone (RA)” to “Half Acre Residential Zone (RH)”. The purpose of the rezoning is to permit subdivision into 9 single family lots (Block A) and 1 half-acre lot (Block B). DEVELOPMENT LOCATION MAP BY-LAW NO.17597/17598


Application: 7911-0243-00 CIVIC ADDRESS: 3033 - 156 Street APPLICANT: Woodbridge Homes (156th) Ltd. c/o Jamie Howard #200, 1450 Creekside Drive, Vancouver, BC V6J 5B5 PROPOSAL: By-law 17595 To redesignate a portion of the property from Suburban (SUB) and Industrial (IND) to Multiple Residential (RM). By-law 17596 To rezone a portion of the property from “One Acre Residential Zone (RA)” to “Multiple Residential 30 Zone (RM 30)” (Block A) and to “Business Park Zone (IB)” (Block C). DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT To vary “Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000”, as amended, Part 22, Section F, as follows:

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After 16 years, the Semiahmoo Secondary Grad Fashion Show has become more than a tradition – it’s an extravaganza that students, teachers and families look forward to all year long. With each successive year setting the bar higher in terms of theme and show business razzle-dazzle, each grad class is on its mettle to outdo the previous effort. The current show, Pop-arazzi – coming up Wednesday, March 7 at 7 p.m. – is no exception. “We’re trying to get everyone involved – it’s a community event at the school and we run it like a business,” said Sean Chu, who co-chairs this year’s event with Kevin Hsieh. Next week’s show draws a record high of 90 students to model clothing and accessories loaned by local businesses. “We’ve established a sort of reputation,” Chu said. “Since students enter the school in Grade 8 they’re looking forward to being in the show.” “There’s a lot of pressure on us,” Hsieh admitted, noting he’s thank-

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Semiahmoo Secondary students discuss marketing plans for the Grad Fashion Show taking place March 7. ful there’s a large team of organizers and volunteers involved, under the the arms-length purview of sponsor-teacher Judia Pelech. Committee members agree they’re enjoying the process of event management so much they’d like to be involved in similar work after graduation. “We’ve learned all about negotiation and contracts,” said Hsieh.

Chu explained the title of the show and the current marketing concept is a play on the word paparazzi and the concept of pop culture, as it has evolved over the past five or six decades. “We wanted something different – flamboyant colours and pop colours from artists like Andy Warhol and a lot of the stars who were doing music from then to

now,” Chu said. Don’t be surprised if this year’s theme resonates through large poster cutouts of performers all the way from Marilyn Monroe to Lady Gaga, Chu said. And advertisingcommittee head Joanna Huang’s team has come up with a colourful poster that evokes the pop-art era. “We wanted to have pop icons in there that everyone in the audience

could relate to,” Hsieh said, noting live performance will be part of the show, with solo singers, duets and dancers from the graduating class. Co-ordinating the complex show will be two MCs – Pradeep Verkatesh and Mitchel Bringelend – both of whom were chosen from a list of students who had submitted resumés. Anca Dobre and Angel Deng have been in charge of the all-important aspect of securing sponsorships, which in addition to local retailers loaning casual, semi-formal and formal clothing, includes the Blanche McDonald Centre which once again is helping co-ordinating hair and make-up. “The Motif Art Group, which is one of the largest art fund companies in the world, is also helping sponsor us generally,” said Dobre. Securing sponsorships is no longer a breeze, she said, since there is now greater competition from grad fashion shows at the other south end schools. “But some retailers are really loyal to us,” she said. Tickets ($10) are available through the school office 604-536-2131.


N OT I C E O F P U B L I C H E A R I N G - M O N DAY, M A R C H 12 , 2 012 Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17592

Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17594

Application: 7911-0260-00

Application: 7911-0025-00

CIVIC ADDRESS: 8613 - 162 Street APPLICANT: Yatin and Beena Shah 8613 - 162 Street Surrey, BC V4N 1A9 PROPOSAL: To rezone the property from “Single Family Residential Zone (RF)” to “Child Care Zone (CCR)”. The purpose of the rezoning is to permit a child care centre within a single family dwelling for a maximum of 25 children. DEVELOPMENT LOCATION MAP BY-LAW NO. 17592

CIVIC ADDRESS: 8097 - 134 Street APPLICANT: Sanjay and Sara Sharma c/o Sanjay Sharma 8097 - 134 Street, Surrey, BC V3W 4T7 PROPOSAL: To rezone the property from “Child Care Zone (CCR)” to “Comprehensive Development Zone (CD)”. The purpose of the rezoning is to permit an increase in the number of children permitted in a daycare operation from 25 to 37. B. Permitted Uses for By-law 17594 The Lands and structures shall be used for the following uses only, or for a combination of such uses: 1. Child care centre licensed to accommodate a maximum of 37 children, at any one time provided that such centre does not constitute a singular use on the lot. 2. One single family dwelling. DEVELOPMENT LOCATION MAP BY-LAW NO. 17594

Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Text Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17586 APPLICANT: City of Surrey 14245 - 56 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3X 3A2 PROPOSAL: “Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000” as amended, is further amended as follows: (a) Schedule F – Map of Neighbourhood Concept Plan and Infill Areas is amended by inserting Map 26. - Area XXVI. (b) Schedule G - Amenity Requirements in Neighbourhood Concept Plan (NCP) and Infill Areas is amended by inserting a new Item 26 after Item 25. These amendments are necessary to include amenity contributions for the Grandview Heights Area 5A - Orchard Grove Neighbourhood Concept Plan as detailed in Corporate Report R016 dated January 23, 2012. Additional information may be obtained from the Planning & Development Department at (604) 591-4441. Copies of the by-law(s), development variance permit(s), supporting staff reports and any relevant background documentation may be viewed in the “Notices” section of the City of Surrey website at or inspected at the City Hall, Monday through Friday (except statutory holidays) between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from Tuesday, February 21, 2012 to Monday, March 12, 2012. All persons who believe their interest in property will be affected by the proposed by-law(s)/ development variance permit(s) shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing on matters contained in the by law(s)/development variance permit(s). Should you have any concerns or comments you wish to convey to Council, please fax to 604-591-8731, email, or submit in writing to the City Clerk at 14245 56 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3X 3A2, no later than Monday, March 12, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. Please note that Council may not receive further submissions from the public or interested persons concerning these applications after the Public Hearing has concluded. Jane Sullivan City Clerk

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A 15-cent jump in Metro Vancouver gasoline prices has motorists stinging from a sudden new bout of pain at the pumps. And with the end of winter in sight, it could get even worse. Average prices in Metro Vancouver hit $1.42 per litre Tuesday – within a cent of last year’s summer peak – before easing slightly. Gasoline had been relatively stable at around $1.27 per litre here from late November until Feb. 14. The only time prices have been significantly higher than now was in the summer of 2008, when Metro Vancouver pump prices briefly topped $1.50 a litre as crude oil prices spiked to $150 a barrel. Crude now is close to $110 a barrel, driven up in part by fears that Iran’s effort to build nuclear weapons could spark military conflict in the Middle East. But petroleum industry analysts say the Feb. 18 fire at BP’s Cherry Point refinery near Blaine, Washington is a big factor driving prices up locally. Although the stillidled refinery doesn’t supply the Lower Mainland – gas here comes through Kinder Morgan’s pipeline from Alberta or is refined by Chevron in Burnaby – the reduced supply south of the border has forced prices up there and is having a spillover effect on prices in B.C. If Lower Mainland prices didn’t rise in tandem, analysts say, gas here would flow south of the border, drawn by higher prices. Jason Toews, co-founder of pricetracking website, calls it a case of bad timing for the refinery fire, because more motorists always take to the road in spring and summer, and that will soon force prices higher still. “It’s terrible news for gas prices,” he said. “Summer driving season brings a lot more driving. Crude oil is already high. And then there’s the Iran factor if war was to break out.” Toews said Lower

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here this spring. “I think we’re going to see a spike in May,” he said. “Vancouver will probably see average gas prices around $1.60, with some stations as high as $1.70.” As of Wednesday, Bellingham prices were US $4.05 per gallon, the equivalent of about $1.05 per litre. There’s no estimate of when the Cherry Point refinery will return to full production.

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Notice of Temporary Commercial Use Permit

The Council of the City of Surrey proposes to pass a resolution to issue a Temporary Commercial Use Permit, pursuant to the provisions of the Local Government Act, at the Regular Council - Public Hearing meeting in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 14245 - 56 Avenue, Surrey, B.C., on Monday, March 12, 2012, commencing at 7:00 p.m..

The Council of the City of Surrey proposes to pass a resolution to issue a Temporary Commercial Use Permit, pursuant to the provisions of the Local Government Act, at the Regular Council - Public Hearing meeting in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 14245 - 56 Avenue, Surrey, B.C., on Monday, March 12, 2012, commencing at 7:00 p.m..



7911-0322-00 0903646 B.C. Ltd. c/o G 3 Developments Ltd. (David Bird) 1465 Kootenay Street Vancouver, BC V6E 3P3 10439 - 154 Street To allow the development of a temporary real estate sales centre with associated parking for a proposed apartment project in Guildford Town Centre for a period not to exceed two (2) years.



7912-0014-00 Fraser Health Authority c/o MMM Group Limited (Valentino Tjia) 1045 Howe Street Vancouver, BC V6Z 2A9 9488 - 138 Street To allow a temporary surface parking lot for under-weight vehicles for a maximum period of one (1) year.

The Temporary Commercial Use Permit, supporting staff reports and any relevant background documentation may be viewed in the “Notices” section of the City of Surrey website at or inspected at City Hall, Monday through Friday (except statutory holidays) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., from Tuesday, February 21, 2012 to Monday, March 12, 2012.

The Temporary Commercial Use Permit, supporting staff reports and any relevant background documentation may be viewed in the “Notices” section of the City of Surrey website at or inspected at City Hall, Monday through Friday (except statutory holidays) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., from Tuesday, February 21, 2012 to Monday, March 12, 2012.

Additional information may be obtained from Planning & Development at 604-591-4441.

Additional information may be obtained from Planning & Development at 604-591-4441.

Should you have any concerns or comments you wish to convey to Council regarding this Temporary Commercial Use Permit, please fax to 604-591-8731, email, or submit in writing to the City Clerk no later than Monday, March 12, 2012, 4:00 p.m.

Should you have any concerns or comments you wish to convey to Council regarding this Temporary Commercial Use Permit, please fax to 604-591-8731, email, or submit in writing to the City Clerk no later than Monday, March 12, 2012, 4:00 p.m.

Jane Sullivan City Clerk

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We sing the Traditional Hymns and use the King James version in all services.

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The Anglican Church welcomes you!

ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHES ON THE PENINSULA “A warm welcome to everyoneâ€? • Good Shepherd Church 2250 – 150th Street, South Surrey • Star of the Sea Church 1153 Fir Street, White Rock • Holy Cross Church 12268 Beecher Avenue, Crescent Beach For Mass times and for further information for all these churches

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An open house celebrating the 10th anniversary of Simon Fraser University’s Surrey campus is set for 4-8 p.m. March 1. The public is invited to join the party – – 13450 102 Ave. – which is to feature demos and exhibits from all programs and services, along with entertainment and information sessions on all SFU programs. The campus, housed in the Central City shopping mall, opened in 2002 with 565 students enrolled. Today, more than 6,000 students attend classes. Additional facilities opened in 2006 and 2011. For more information, visit openhouse

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lifestyles Peninsula student honours late cousin

A cut above Sarah Massah


Staff Reporter

t’ll be easy getting ready in the morning for at least 30 Earl Marriot Secondary students who shaved their head or cut their hair for a fundraiser benefitting BC Children’s Hospital last month. The Feb. 18 event, part of the the Balding for Dollars campaign, was organized by Grade 12 student James Pennefather to raise awareness and funds for the hospital. Pennefather, 17, became involved with the campaign in honour of his late cousin, Sara Aney, who passed away in 1999 at the age of eight from the disease. When Sara was sick and lost her hair while undergoing chemotherapy, her father, Ken, shaved his head as a sign of solidarity, Pennefather said. “It cheered her up,” Pennefather said. “It was something so small that made such a difference.” Although Pennefather was just five years old when Sara passed away, her death had a lasting effect on him because of their close relationship. As he became older, he wanted

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James Pennefather (far left), shows off his freshly cut hair, which he had chopped in honour of his cousin, Sara (left, with father, Ken), who died of cancer in 1999. On Feb. 18, Pennefather organized a Balding for Dollars fundraiser at Earl Marriott Secondary (top).

to find a way to honour his cousin’s memory. Pennefather first decided to shave his head to raise funds for BC Children’s Hospital when he was in Grade 7. With his parents support, he organized a similar event. Since that day, he had been growing his hair out – with occasional trims – in order to shave it again. “Why not, I mean it is literally money that grows back,” he said, about his slightly-longer-than-

shoulder-length hair, which he had tied back in a ponytail. Dozens of students crowded around the pair of stylists from Men Zone – who had donated their time and services the last time Pennefather had organized an event – laughing and taking pictures as their friends got shaved and styled. Helping Pennefather with the event was Sara’s older sister, Karen. Despite the beauty of her waistlength flowing chestnut hair, she said she had no qualms about

facing the scissors for a dramatic cut. “I have done it before, but this time, I’m not going to go as short,” she said. Her long locks will be made into a wig which will be donated to someone who has lost their hair due to illness and cannot afford to purchase one. Karen was 12 years old when her sister passed away from cancer, and said she remembers the outstanding care the doctors and staff at BC Children’s Hospital gave

to her sister and her family. “They were amazing, they went above and beyond,” she said. “It was obviously not a good time, but they made it a little better.” Now 26, she says she is proud of her cousin for the work he has done keeping Sara’s memory alive and supporting the hospital. “You don’t see a lot of teenagers in high school who do stuff like this,” she said. “We’re all so proud of him.” All of the proceeds went to BC Children’s Hospital’s Balding for Dollars campaign. According to the hospital’s website, Pennefather is one of the top five top fundraisers for the event, with a total of $1,395, so far.

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Triplexes approved Dan Ferguson Staff Reporter

Moments after White Rock council approved a new law that allows construction of triplexes, members gave a go-ahead to the first such project in the seaside community. The triplex at 1120 Johnston Rd. was granted preliminary approval last week following a unanimous vote granting final approval to the new bylaw. Once a number of procedural hurdles are completed, final approval to the city’s first triplex is expected in time for spring construction. The newly-approved guidelines require triplex housing to provide at least two parking spots per suite, restricts their size and limits where they can be built.

The overall size of a triplex can’t be bigger than duplexes already permitted under city bylaws, and the triplexes must be built in areas where multiple-family dwellings already exist. It’s hoped the new category of housing will encourage construction of affordable housing in White Rock. The vote approving the concept came 10 months after an application to get a oneoff zoning amendment to build a triplex at 14968 Beachview Ave. was scuttled by a split council vote. A Jan. 4 meeting held at city hall to discuss details of the proposed city-wide policy drew a small turnout – with just two members of the public attending – and nobody addressed the issue at a Feb. 6 hearing. - with files from Tracy Holmes

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Preschool Open House The City of Surrey, Community Recreation Services believes that all children have the right to access and attend quality children’s programs within their community. Join us at a preschool centre near you to learn more about our program, meet our staff and tour the facility.

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news Fraser Health acts to combat spread of pertussis

Cough prompts vaccine push Jeff Nagel Black Press

A spreading outbreak of whooping cough has prompted Fraser Health to extend its vaccination campaign across the region. More than 150 people are believed to have contracted pertussis, a highly contagious bacterial infection that causes adults to cough for months but can be deadly to babies. Medical health officer Dr. Elizabeth Brodkin said efforts to combat the illness had focused on Chilliwack and Hope – where the outbreak began. She said the vaccine is now being made available to doctors and pharmacists across the region. “More and more we are seeing

cases outside of Fraser East,” she said. Whooping cough cases are appearing in Burnaby, New Westminster, Langley and Maple Ridge, Brodkin said. “We didn’t want to wait until we were seeing huge numbers of cases and a very aggressive spread,” she added. “We saw enough cases we became concerned and decided it was time to act.” Adults and youth who have not had the pertussis vaccine in the last five years, and who are in contact with young children, are urged to get vaccinated. The goal is to immunize adults – for whom pertussis is more of an irritant – so they don’t act as carriers infecting infants, who are most at risk and are hospitalized

in more than half of cases. Three children have already been hospitalized due to the outbreak, including one two-weekold baby that ended up in intensive care for five weeks. All three have recovered. “It’s a nasty infection and even deadly in young infants,” Brodkin said. The vaccine lasts only five years so many people who got it in the past are no longer protected. Early symptoms of pertussis are similar to a cold, often worsening to severe coughing that sounds like a whoop or crowing sound as the patient breathes in. Symptoms develop seven to 14 days after infection. For more information, see www.

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lifestyles Little people, big event The White Rock Chapter of the Valley Women’s Network is co-ordinating a fundraising event to benefit the Little People of British Columbia Society for Short Stature Awareness. Cowgirls Gone Wild takes place March 3 at 5:30 p.m. at the Sunrise Banquet and Conference Centre, 5640 188 St. Buffet at 6 p.m., with door prizes and entertainment. For tickets ($40), email cowgirlsgonewild2012@

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Surrey Youth Theatre Company show hits stage this weekend

Princess an ‘old story that resonates’ Alex Browne Arts Reporter

Surrey Youth Theatre Company’s production of A Little Princess brings the children’s classic to life this weekend at Surrey Arts Centre; with performances at 7:30 p.m. Friday (March 2) and Saturday (March 3), with a 2:30 p.m. matinee Sunday (March 4). Directed by SYTCO founder Susan Pendleton, it’s a true period piece – Frances Hodgson Burnett wrote a first version of the story in 1887, but last revised it some 18 years later, at the dawn of the Edwardian era. It tells the story of an intelligent, polite and

creative young girl, Sara Crewe, daughter of a soldier, who grew up in India. Brought to London for a formal education after the death of her mother, Sara is placed at a girls’ boarding school run by the haughty, forbidding headmistress, Miss Minchin. Minchin resents Sara’s imaginative flights of fancy, but is prepared to tolerate her all the while Sara’s father supplies the necessary fees. But when Sara’s father is reported dead, Sara feels the force of Minchin’s wrath – being allowed to stay at school only as a servant. With strength of spirit, Sara manages to win

through in the end in a tale that is both touching and inspiring. It’s an old story, but one that still has resonance with kids today, according to SYTCO newcomer Julia Albert, who plays Sara. “I think it’s relevant to the present day,� said the Grade 6 Laronde Elementary student. “There are still teachers who can be very strict and adults that don’t care about your feelings.� Sara’s ability to survive through the use of her imagination is one of the character traits she most enjoys, Albert said. “I like how kind she is to the others,� Albert

said. “She’s so brave, and how she gets through tough times teaches them to be brave, too.� Albert, who also sings with the White Rock Children’s Choir, says she has discovered a real love for acting – even in emotional scenes in which Sara grieves for her father. “I like singing and performing generally,� she said. “But I really like songs where you have to get into character to perform them.� Nic Pusic, in Grade 6 at Jessie Lee Elementary, is also a newcomer to SYTCO. And he’s enjoying the challenge of playing Mr. Carrisford, a friend of Captain Crewe,  see page A32

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Men’s choir, Go-Gos in harmony Alex Browne


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t was harmony for a worthy cause when the voices of the Orpheus Male Voice Choir got together with the Go-Go Grannies of Surrey to raise money for African orphans, Saturday at Northwood United Church in Fleetwood. The sold-out concert, To Africa With Love, was a fundraiser for Ubuntu Ogogo (“compassionate grandmothers�) group, which supports the Stephen Lewis Foundation efforts to help grandmothers in sub-Saharan Africa who are raising grandchildren orphaned by HIV/AIDS. Chorus member Rob Forbes predicted the concert, after expenses, would clear some $4,500 for the project. Although based in Vancouver, the Orpheus Choir has a strong White Rock and South Surrey contingent – 11 of the 50 members hail from the Peninsula. And Forbes said it was a pleasure to perform in a community that seems like the choir’s second home – particularly for such a cause. “The wife of one of our members – Barb Warren – is a key member of the Greater Vancouver Gogos,� Forbes said. “She recruited us for an event more than a year ago.� Now celebrating its 20th year, the choir – currently led by dynamic conductor

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Led by artistic director Liana Savard, the Vancouver Orpheus Male Choir performs during Saturday’s To Africa With Love concert. Liana Savard, with piano accompaniment by Barry Yamanuochi – is noted for an eclectic repertoire that ranges from rousing male-voice classics to sacred and folk songs, Canadiana, pop ballads and even rock ‘n’ roll. Joined by versatile percussionist Bruce Henczel, the ensemble rocked the rafters with such African-themed pieces as the

ever-popular Wimoweh, Kwmbayah and the traditional Zulu and work song Siyahamba (We Are Marching), which featured Forbes as soloist. But the multi-national feel of the concert was apparent in everything from traditional Latin sacred music (Dona Nobis Pacem) to An Irish Blessing, the spiritual Steal Away and Oseh Shalom (A Prayer for Peace);

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Orpheus returns to Surrey in May foundation supports more than  from page A29 350 separate projects, including Grandmothers campaign. home-based care, bereavement In the 15 African nations coun counselling, education hardest hit by the HIV/AIDS DS on AIDs and antipandemic, grandmothers rretroviral drugs, plus are caring for close to play, art and dance 15 million orphaned therapy, nutrition, and grandchildren. the construction of Even more than h homes and community uniforms, shoes and gar gardens. en school supplies, the children Since 2006, Canadian need help fealing with grief and grandmothers in 240-plus post-traumatic stress, and the

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When it comes to musical concert showcases on the Semiahmoo Peninsula, local performers are often overshadowed by visiting acts. But you can’t get more local than the upcoming concert bringing together the Star Captains, Jason Mitchell and Their There, at Coast Capital Playhouse Saturday, March 3 (doors open 7 p.m.). Guitarist Jim Black’s compelling ’70s soul and funk-inspired Star Captains had an early baptism by fire in White Rock through extended residencies at Sideshows West Coast Grill. The musicians in the fresh-sounding sixpiece alternative rock group Their There met

and began performing together while still at at Earl Marriott Secondary, drawing Elgin Park trumpeter Rory Hislop. And singer-songwriter Jason Mitchell – though he now divides his time between Vancouver and Kelowna – grew up in White Rock. The mix promises to be a memorable evening, demonstrating, that local talents are more than strong enough to carry their own shows. “We’re offering a friendly challenge to support people who are trying to make a difference,” said Black. Tickets ($17) are available from the Coast Capital box office (604536-7535) or online at www.whiterockplayers. ca


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Play a change of pace for actors  from page A29 who spends two years searching for Crewe’s lost daughter. “He’s a very nice and caring gentleman – I like the role because I’ve never really acted sad before in any school plays. I’m used to doing fun and happy stuff,� he said. Cassandra Strain is relishing a change of pace with the role of villainous Miss Minchin, which she is investing with an icy, precise manner. “She’s so sure of everything,� she said. “She’s very collected. I think she’s a really good fit for me. I think mean characters are more enjoyable to act out – they’re more fun.� Shubhi Singh, in Grade 10 at Princess Margaret Secondary, plays the role of Minchin’s warm-hearted but timid sister, Amelia. It’s her first year at SYTCO, but not her first acting experience – when she was in India for a five-year period she attended the National School of Drama. “Amelia is a comical character, a rather hysterical woman. She is kind of pathetic – she really likes Sara,


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Storm senior girls defeat Credo Christian in single-A championship game

Southridge girls capture Valley title Nick Greenizan Sports Reporter

Southridge School has a new banner to hang in the gym, after the Storm’s senior girls basketball squad rolled to a Fraser Valley single ‘A’ championship Saturday night at Langley’s Trinity Western University.

In the title game, Southridge defeated Credo Christian handily, 72-39. “It was great, the girls played very well,” said Southridge coach Paul Chiarenza. “It’s as cohesive as I’ve seen our girls all year, and our first half was as close to perfect as we could’ve got.

“Credo isn’t a bad team either, not by any means, but we just played great.” Southridge’s Ashley Andreou was named the game and tournament most valuable player after a 32-point, 17-rebound performance in the title game, and Katie Punia – the Storm’s Grade 9 point guard –

had 16 points and nine assists. Storm forward Lauren Bromage was named a Fraser Valley firstteam all-star, and was a monster under the hoop against Credo, finishing with 15 blocked shots. “That’s absolutely unheard of,” Chiarenza said. “We had some defensive breakdowns, but every

time we did, Lauren was there with the stop. It was like having an allworld goalie back there.” Laura VanTil led Credo with a dozen points. In semifinals Friday at Southridge, the Storm defeated Unity Christian 80-36, led by a 17-point effort from  see page A34

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Triple gold for Meeks at Games Nick Greenizan Sports Reporter

South Surrey skater Connor Meeks’ need for speed resulted in three gold medals at the B.C. Winter Games last weekend in Vernon, tops among south-end participants. The 15-year-old Meeks, a member of the Langley Blades Speed Skating Club, finished atop the podium in two individual events – 200- and 400-m – and also scooped a gold medal as part of a Zone 3 (Fraser Valley) relay team. And not only did he have three gold medals hanging from his neck by Games’ end Sunday, he also had his name etched in the Winter Games’ record books not once, Connor Meeks but twice; Meeks’ times in speedskater both the 200- and 400-m events set new marks. “It was pretty amazing, I had no idea I’d do as well as I did,” said the Earl Marriott Secondary student. “I knew I had a chance to win the 200, because I have a good start, but to win two, plus a relay, was pretty cool. It was a great experience.” Making Meeks’ medal haul all the more impressive is the fact he’s been speed-skating only a little more than a year, having traded in hockey skates for the long blades after concussions forced him from his original athletic pursuit. “It’s pretty amazing to think it was only a year ago,” he said. “When I started, I used to fall all the time



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Cloverdale’s Tyler Tardi rink sweeps a rock during the B.C. Winter Games’ curling final against Mill Bay’s Paul Henderson rink. and finish last, and here I am with medals.” Meeks is back on the ice this weekend, competing at BC Short Track Championships, which run March 3-4 in Kamloops, where he’ll try to qualify for Canada West Short Track Championships, which are to be held in Winnipeg during spring break. Meeks wasn’t the only south-end athlete to strike gold in Vernon. A Surrey curling team skipped by Cloverdale’s Tyler Tardi – and also including brother Jordan Tardi, Nicholas and Zachary Umbach and Nicholas Meister – scored a 7-3 victory over a Zone 6 (Vancouver IslandCentral Coast) team skipped by Mill Bay’s Paul Henderson in the final game of the

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In a disaster regular communications may be down. Learn how HAM radio works during a hands-on workshop with members of the Surrey Emergency Program Amateur Radio Society. Kids will talk to people in other countries, experience digital communications without the internet, learn how radio waves travel, try Morse Code, enjoy informative videos and have fun! Please pre-register at 604-592-6956.

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At Historic Stewart Farm - 13723 Crescent Road Spring Break Daycamps 12:30pm-3:00pm • 1 session $8 (6-10yrs) Anne of Avonlea Adventures of Spend the afternoon like Canada’s Huckleberry Finn cherished heroine Anne Shirley. Wash laundry, prepare treats and set the table for afternoon tea.

Tuesday, March 13 OR 20

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Set off on an adventure like Huck Finn did over a century ago. Prepare a snack for the trail, build a shelter, and learn about life on the river.

Friday, March 16 OR 23

Arr, mateys! Treasure Island is back by popular demand. Spin the pirate wheel, hunt for treasure, and barter for cool pirate swag.

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Wind in the Willows Relive the escapades of Mole, Rat and Toad! Explore the woods, learn how to row, and make a colorful kite to fly along the river bank.

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Warriors in ‘must win’ mode Nick Greenizan Sports Reporter

The White Rock Christian Academy Warriors have two games left to win if they hope to qualify for senior boys AAA basketball provincials, with the first coming tonight (Thursday) against the Princess Margaret Lions. Both teams will be fighting to continue their season, as the winning team advances to Fraser Valley championship’s final-eight showdown this weekend at the Langley Events Centre, and the losing squad is eliminated. The top seven from the LEC will advance to provincials in two weeks. WRCA was knocked into mustwin mode after a 60-51 loss to Tamanawis Monday. It was the first loss of Fraser Valleys for White Rock, who defeated Maple Ridge Friday and Kwantlen Park

in the opener earlier last week. Last year, WRCA failed to qualify for provincials for the first time in more than a decade, and it was a Thursday elimination game against the Fleetwood Park Dragons that proved to be their undoing. Tonight’s game against Princess Margaret, as fate would have it, is to be played at Fleetwood Park. “Last night after the game, one of our seniors stood up and made sure everybody knew that this is where our season ended last year, and that it can’t happen again,” said WRCA coach Dale Shury, who has taken over headcoaching duties from the recently resigned John Dykstra. Monday’s loss to Tamanawis was tough, Shury said, because the Wildcats have now gotten the better of the Warriors in three of four

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sports Serena Bonneville, Sydney Macewan and Emma Ferris, who had six Marpole Curling Club’s Craig assists, also helped pace the Storm’s Rampton rink were the big winners offensive attack. at Peace Arch Curling Head coach Tim Ferris Centres’ Hunter Open said the team’s defensive men’s bonspiel last success was a result of “a weekend, capturing the total team effort” and he ‘A’ title over a Langley singled out Leigh Averill rink skipped by Darren and Coco Mullen for Frycz. their defensive efforts. Rampton’s rink Goalkeeper Hannah includes third Wayne Jiwani recorded three Nurse, second Patrick shutouts in the four games. Kyle and lead David Rampton. In the ‘B’ final, former Canadian Spring camp masters (60-plus) champion Rick A soccer camp for some of the Pughe defeated Peace Arch’s Darrell Peninsula’s youngest athletes is Zbeetnoff, making a raise-takeout on scheduled to take to the pitch at the final shot of the game to score South Surrey Athletic Park over four points in the last frame. spring break. In the ‘C’ final, PACC’s Andrew The camp, run by Creative Soccer Paul (with third Trevor McGregor, and aimed at players preschool-aged second Ross Scott and lead Doug to six years old, will run March Boynton) defeated Langley’s Kent 19-23, with sessions scheduled for Bird. In total, 16 teams – five from 9-10:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.-noon, and Peace Arch – competed in the event. 12-1:30 p.m each day. From March 5 until April 30, Gold in Scottsdale Creative Soccer’s Kristin Heggs will The Semiahmoo U16 Storm also run week-day soccer sessions returned victorious from Arizona for youngsters two to five years old. this week, after going undefeated Those camps, held 11 a.m. until 2 en route to the gold medal at the p.m. on Mondays, Thursdays and Blackhawk Invitational tournament Fridays, will be held at South Surrey in Scottsdale. Athletic Park’s indoor training The U16 girls squad went 4-0 in facility. the event, getting goals throughout For more information or to register, the tournament from Victoria Singh, visit or email Meg Farmer and Nikki Lacis, while Heggs at

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Eagles topple Rivermen Less than a week after the Langley Rivermen ended the Surrey Eagles’ impressive point streak, the South Surrey junior hockey squad exacted a measure of revenge. Tuesday at the Langley Events Centre, the Eagles – who lost 4-1 to Langley last Wednesday – defeated the Rivermen, 6-4. But it took a mid-game comeback for the Eagles to pick up the two points. Langley led 3-1 after 20 minutes, but Surrey responded in the second with three consecutive goals – two from Sean McGovern and one from Robert Lindores. In the third period, Brandon Morley – who also scored Surrey’s lone first-period marker – and Brandon Tanev, who scored into an empty net, added goals for the Birds. Andrew Hunt was in net for the Eagles,

stopping 20 of 24 Rivermen shots. Until losing to Langley last week, the Eagles had picked up points in the standings – either by win, tie or overtime loss – in 16 straight contests. Tuesday’s effort was the first game in a busy week for the Coastal Conference-leading Eagles. They travelled to Cowichan Wednesday for an evening tilt against the Cowichan Valley Capitals (results were not available by press deadline), and Friday they head to Victoria for a date with the struggling Grizzlies – who have just two wins in the last 10 games. On Saturday night and Sunday afternoon, the Eagles face the second-place Powell River Kings, who are chasing the Eagles for first place in the conference. - Nick Greenizan


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#201-1725 MARTIN DR OFFERED @ 419,900 SOUTHWYND - Worry free concrete building, well run strata, great amenities, level walk to Semiahmoo Shopping Centre and all amenities. 1,075 sqft. suite beautifully renovated. New kitchen, all new stainless steel appliances ( 5yr warranty ) benjamin moore paint, new carpets, slate fireplace, crown mouldings, bamboo hardwood flooring, kohler fixtures, imported swedish washer/dryer with drying cabinet. Attention to detail is evident ~ must be seen!

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Pam Mitchell 604-541-4888 RE/MAX Colonial Pacific Realty #302 - 1351 MARTIN ST. • $318,000 VIEW TOP FLOOR. Come & see this renovated OPEN OCEAN top floor, SW Corner unit with 2 bdrms / 1 bath, top SUNDAY of the line S/S appliances, granite, subway tiles, MARCH 4 engineered hrdwd,newer washer/dryer, oversize 2:00-4:00 balcony, ocean views. Upgrades include new roof, windows & slider doors. Great central location, 45+, P.M. no rentals, no pets. Leigh Morrow Bay Realty 604-531-4000 1425 - 129TH ST. • $749,000 1856 sq.ft home in preferred Ocean Park. OPEN 3 bedrooms (easily 4) nicely updated. SUN. Private SW facing backyard. MARCH 4 Ocean Cliff & Elgin School Catchment. 2:00-4:00 Laura Thibeault 604-531-1111 P.M. HomeLife Benchmark Realty

#3 - 15129 MARINE DR. $645,000 High Above The Pier!!! Unmatched Ocean View!! Rarely available 1285 SF 2bdrm, 2 bath townhome (one suite per floor) with additional 350 SF south facing, 180 degree ocean view deck. This is a superior unit in a 4 unit complex (none available since 2006). This unit is exceptionally bright, ocean view from all rooms with 22 ft living room and 16 ft. master bdrm. Pets okay. Immediate possession. MUST BE SEEN!!

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13493 - 15A AVENUE • OCEAN PARK Totally renovated! Three bedrooms, 1824 sq. ft. On a cul-de-sac. You’ll think it’s new inside! $889,000 Derrick Sims 778-227-8385 RE/MAX Colonial Pacific Realty

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313 - 15991 THRIFT AVENUE • $259,000 OPEN Acardian top floor 2 bdrm 2 bthrm plus SAT. office condo pet & family friendly with MARCH 3 bamboo floors; updated appliances. 2:00-4:00 Close to schools & transit. P.M. Call Mike or Leanne de Souza 604-315-3151 HomeLife Benchmark Realty

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13943 - 20TH AVENUE • CHANTRELL PARK • $1,488,000 OPEN Desirable 3 level 5226 sq. ft. home. Perfect for the extended SUNDAY family. Private 1/2 acre gated property. King sized rooms, 6 MARCH 4 bedrooms, 6 baths, completely renovated granite kitchen, new 2:00-4:00 cabinets & bamboo flooring. Triple garage. Call Goldy for details. P.M. Roslyn & Associates Realty Ltd. 604-535-5553

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#403 - 1480 FOSTER ST. • $335,888 OPEN JUST LISTED! PANORAMIC BREATHTAKING 180° OCEAN SAT. & VIEW from every room in this CONCRETE southwest exposed SUN. MARCH corner unit, impeccable gourmet kitchen, separate pantry, totally 3&4 renovated, no expense spared, no age restriction. 2:30-4:30 Barbara Popil 778-997-9976 or 604-538-8888 P.M. Sutton Group West Coast Realty OPEN SUNDAY MARCH 4 2:00-4:00 P.M.

#66 - 14655 32ND AVE. ELGIN POINTE TOWNHOME • $759,000 Located in the quiet part of complex with a south exposure. Two level plus full finished basement. New paint, new carpets, new appliances, new lighting, crown moulding. Two bdrms. up, 1 bdrm. in bsmt. Nice bright, open plan. Janalee Barnes 604-541-4888 RE/MAX Colonial Pacific Realty

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2240 - 124 STREET • $1,048,000 + HST Crescent Heights. New 2847 sq. ft. two level plan. Main floor office and great room. Upper level 4 ensuited bedrooms. 6938 sq. ft. fenced yard. Dave, Cindy & Amanda Walker 604-531-1111 or 604-889-5004 HomeLife Benchmark Realty

#122 - 15918 - 26TH AVE. • THE MORGAN • $339,900 Assumable mortgage at 4% till May 2015 ($713 bi-weekly) 2 OPEN SUNDAY bedroom, 2 bath, ground floor condo in pet friendly MORGAN. MARCH 4 Tons of amenities with low maintenance ($268) includes gas and 2:00-4:00 hot water. Why rent when you can own. P.M. Bill Morris 604-314-7927 RE/MAX Colonial Pacific Realty

#1 - 14251 - 18A AVE. • SUNHILL GARDENS • $449,900 Located in the heart of Ocean Bluff, 3 bdrm home sweet home is OPEN light, bright & beautiful with great room sizes & open plan. Fabulous SUNDAY covered deck, private end unit in your own park. Many updates, MARCH 4 2:00-4:00 3 car parking, walking distance to schools, shopping, bus & beach. (no age restrictions) 2 domestic pets allowed (no size restrictions) P.M. Diane Reelie / Lynn Vaughn 604-541-4888 The Stellar Group Remax Colonial Pacific Realty

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#305 - 1255 BEST ST. • WHITE ROCK • $259,900 THE AMBASSADOR. Bright & spacious 2 bdrm, 2 bath condo with L shaped livingroom & diningroom, lovely oak kitchen, large west facing wrap-around deck. (no pets, no rentals, 19+) A pleasure to show! Lynn Vaughn 604-541-4888 RE/MAX Colonial Pacific Realty

OPEN #14 - 2733 PARKWAY DRIVE • $399,000 SAT. & 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath plus den townhome, open concept, SUN. spacious kitchen, large island, 3 balconies, fenced yard, views of MARCH North Shore mountains, A/C. 3&4 Rob Bowker 604-541-4888 1:00-3:00 RE/MAX Colonial Pacific Realty P.M.

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12874 - 18TH AVENUE • OCEAN PARK • $768,000 Open plan, new roof, hardwood floors throughout, upscale kitchen, master on main, two bdrms. up. Perfectly manicured sunny south-facing lot, close to transportation, boutique shopping, library, beaches and South Surrey’s finest schools. Teresa Berge & Robert Doolan 604-760-1950 Hugh & McKinnon

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#301 - 1460 MARTIN DRIVE • $259,000 The Capistrano. TOP FLOOR! 2 bdrm., 2 full bath, quiet, spacious unit. All new appl., updated baths, new carpets, great building, centrally located, steps to beach! Dylan Villeneuve 604-818-3271 Hugh & McKinnon Realty

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#304 - 15369 THRIFT AVENUE Heart of White Rock. Delightful 1 bed / 1 bath TOP FLOOR bright OPEN & sunny. Large master. Walk to shops, restaurants, hospital and SAT. MARCH 3 beach. Offered at tax assessed value. Come see!. 1:30-3:30 Randal & Margaret Quesnelle The 2 Q’s... Your REALty friends P.M. One Percent Realty 604-780-7591 (Randal cell) 604-329-7575 (Margaret cell)

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Peace Arch News Thursday, March 1, 2012


IN MEMORIAM On 1 March, 2011, Mrs. Dolores Fairfoull passed way in Peace Arch District Hospital, White Rock BC. Dolores was a well known health consultant who helped many people over the span of several decades. She was also an avid dog lover and, as part of her extensive knowledge of natural health and healing, would advise people on the care of their pets. One year before she passed away she became a Reiki Master, giving credence to the old adage that “You are never too old to learn� In addition, as a long standing member of the Baha’i community, she occasionally gave talks to the wider community on the connection between health, healing and spirituality. Dolores is survived by her husband Robert, her daughter Delores, two grandsons, Ryan and Evan and three grandchildren, Alanna, Abigail and Aaron. A Memorial will be held at Sunnyside Cemetery on 4 March at 2 P.M. Everyone is welcome for tea at the Fairfoull’s house afterwards.



OLSHASKI, Irene Dorothy (Dolly) Passed away on Feb. 8, 2012 at the age of 90. She was predeceased by her husband Martin, children Michael, Joseph and Irene. She is survived by children Shirley Zylan, Gary (Darleen), Steven and Catherine, 13 grandchildren, 11 great and 2 great, great grandchildren, sister Tina and dear friend Ross Clark. A family graveside service will be held March 10th at 1p.m. at Valley View Memorial Gardens 72nd Avenue, Surrey. In lieu of owers donations to the Salvation Army would be appreciated.




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SUSAN’S NANNY AGENCY accepting resumes for Childcare, Housekeeping, Elderly care 5 F/T nannies w/cars looking for work, avail now. F/T L/O. Special needs: F/T L/O, 3 children; P/T 3 days/wk. Avail 3 L/I Filipino & 2 L/I European. Male care aide looking for live-in position. Fax 604-538-2636/Ph 538-2624


PRE-SCHOOLS SANDCASTLES & Sunshine Preschool 14633 - 16th Avenue Fun Family Phonics 3 and 4 hour classes 2 - 5 days available ESL (Est. since 1995) BRENDA 604-531-2100



Fri, Mar 2nd ~ 9:30am-7pm Sat, Mar 3rd ~ 9:30am-5pm Hospice Cottage Thrift Store

We love and miss you!

6 A43


1521- 56 St. Tsawwassen


Hypnosis-Relaxation / Info Session, Mar 7, 7-9pm. W. Rock Library $10. Helen, (604) 542-4313 or 763-8443



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CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

Be Your Own Boss! Attention Locals! People req. to work from home online. Earn $500$4500+ P/T or F/T. Toll Free 1.877.880.8843 leave mess. BE YOUR Own Boss Learn to operate a Mini-Office Outlet from home. Free online training. Flexible hours. Great income.

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DATING SERVICE. LongTerm/Short-Term Relationships, FREE TO TRY!!! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call: #7878 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1. Call: 1-866-311-9640 or #5015. Meet Local Single Ladies. 1-877-8045381. (18+).



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WORK FROM HOME. Largest Medical Transcriptionist employer in Canada looks to CanScribe for 100 more MT’s. We need more students! Enroll Today! 1-800-466-1535




FOUND: GOLD BRACELET Ocean Park nr Laronde Elem, morning of Feb 26th. Identify at: 604-817-6204. FOUND: Prescription glasses, Georgio Armani, with case. February 25. (604)531-9120. LOST: Ladies Prescription Glasses. Frame is Light brown. On Feb 25 at Price Smart. Please call (604)535-3174. LOST: Prescription glasses & case. Dark purple glasses. On Monday Feb 20 in the vicinity of Roper / Russell area. Call (604)560-2553 LOST - RING: Gent’s black onyx ring with initial & diamond. Reward. Call (604)535-6004. REWARD, LOST CAT, male, short goldish fur w/orange stripes on legs & face, amber eyes. Nr City Hall. Desperately missed! 604-536-3707


Class 1 Drivers & Owner Operators BC & Alberta Runs Local O/O’s require TLS COMPETITIVE WAGES! Send resume & “N� print abstract Fax: 1-888-778-3563 or E-mail: or Call: 604-214-3161 CLASS 1 DRIVERS WANTED! Sign bonus $2000 for Owner/op ph: 604-598-3498/fax: 604-598-3497 Exp’d TRUCK DRIVER wanted for BC runs. Exc wages, benefits & equipment + weekends home. Fax or email resume & drivers abstract 604-513-8004 or






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We need 12 CSR reps now!

PAID training. F/T Hours Benefits after 6 months Must be outgoing!!! ERICA @ 604-777-2195 WEBCO LEDUC - division of Sun Media, requires Full-time Heatset/Coldset 1st & 2nd Pressmen. 15 unit Goss Community. Competitive rates and benefits. Email resume:



EXPERIENCED Emergency Medical Technician/Level III First Responder willing to also work as Camp Attendant/Cook’s Help/Laborer, June-August, 25-man trailer camp, pay DOE. Serious inquiries only.

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All Ages, All Ethnicities


An earthmoving company based in Edson Alberta requires a full time Heavy Duty Mechanic for field and shop work. We require Cat Dozer/Deere excavator experience. You will work a set schedule for days on and off. Call Lloyd @ 780723-5051 ASPHALT PAVING Personnel Required: Paving contractor in the beautiful BC Interior requires paving personnel for all aspects of Asphalt Laydown. Applicants should have minimum 1 years’ experience in Highway, Commercial and Residential Paving, although candidates with construction experience will be considered for training. Please forward resume to


needed for Westeck Windows Mfg. Inc. $ 22.00 -25.00 hourly - 40 hrs. per week. Send resumes to 8104 Evans Parkway Chilliwack, British Columbia V2R 5R8, apply by email at or by fax at (604) 792-6714.

DIRECT SALES REPRESENTATIVES. Canada’s premiere home automation and Security Company is NOW hiring AprilAugust. No experience necessary. Travel Required. E-mail resume: Visit: LAWN & GARDEN HELP REQ’D, F/T or P/T, start @ $10-$12/hr. Must be fit, & hard working. Email resume to:

F CASHIER F SERVICE CLERK F GROCERY CLERK (daytime, evening & weekend availability)

Part Time Help Wanted Students Welcome

Apply at: (only successful candidates will be contacted).

SERVICE MANAGER - Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta). Opportunity in a perfect family environment. Strong team, competitive wages, benefits, growth potential. Fax resume: 403-854-2845. Email:

CALL 604-558-2278

142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS EXPERIENCED Office Manager for busy fencing company. Must be able to do projections, accounting, some estimating, scheduling, ordering, invoicing. Must have efficient computer skills. Wages negotiable based on experience. Email resume & references to:



HOLIDAY Retirement is seeking pairs of motivated managers for our Independent Senior Living communities. You’ll have the chance to work alongside your partner, receive a competitive salary and excellent benefits. The ideal duo is team-oriented, with sales experience. Please apply on-line at or send resumes for both to



GLASS COMPANY SALES REPRESENTATIVE Well established Surrey based shower door and closet organizer company has full-time openings. Must be professional and have previous glass sales experience.

Please fax resume: 604.592.2690 or e-mail:

IN-HOME SALES PROFESSIONALS This Is A Real Opportunity to make over $100,000/year

North Delta based international basement waterproofing and crawlspace repair company Basement Systems Vancouver Inc. is GROWING! You will run self-generated and COMPANY PROVIDED high quality leads and close sales. Must have home sales exp. OR come from the residential real estate, window / siding / roofing industries, home inspection, or home improvement industries. Must be able to access confined spaces to do your inspections for quotes. 100% commission based income, offering the highest commissions in the industry. We provide the BEST training, systems, products, and services in the business. We are the biggest and best. A valid Passport is required for travel to training facilities. Reply with Resume as a word or PDF document to NO CALLS, please!!!



HEAVY Duty Mechanic Required Must have experience working on various types of equipment i.e. excavators, bobcats. Valid Class 3 with air endorsement required. Full time position, with competitive pay and benefits. Please email resume to

• Mirror Glass Fabricator • Mirror Glass Cutter & Installer Well established Surrey based shower door and closet organizer company has full-time openings. Must be professional and have previous glass experience.

Please fax resume: 604.592.2690 or e-mail:

Classified Advertising An effective way to build your business. Phone 604-575-5555



Required Immediately! Journeyman RV Technician for Kamloops largest RV Dealership. Jubilee RV Centre offers excellent wage compensation, medical & dental benefits, ongoing industry training and year round employment. Come join our team in sunny and warm Kamloops, where you will be appreciated, love our climate and enjoy all our outdoor activities! Please forward your resume to Attention Steve Joyce - Service Manager

WORK local! You could commute hours per day to work in the city or, you could work locally at IMW. Make $30-35 per hour plus shift premium as a CNC MACHINIST and $20-25 per hour plus premiums as a OPERATOR, spend more time with your family and earn while you would be driving. Send your resume and cover letter to Only expereinced applicants need apply.









Bindery Workers Black Press has anticipated opportunities for Bindery Workers to assist with the mechanical insertion of advertising flyers into our Lower Mainland newspapers. Applicants must be available to work a variety of scheduled day, evening, night and weekend shifts. Additionally, successful applicants will need to be available on a call-in basis for our locations in Surrey and Abbotsford. Excellent remuneration. Experience an asset, but not a requirement. Reliable transportation is a pre-requisite. Please forward resumes to: Bindery Foreman Campbell Heights Distribution Centre Unit #113, 19130 24th Ave. Surrey, B.C. V3S 3S9 or Fax 604-538-4445 >



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Archibald Rd, Blackburn Cres, High St, Malabar Cres, Mann Park Cres, North Bluff Rd, Saturna Dr 82 Columbia Ave, Habgood St, Keil St, Pacific Ave 41 17A Ave, 19A Ave, Amble Greene Blvd, Amble Greene Close, Drive & Place 120 134A St, 136 St, 15 Ave, 15A Ave, 16 Ave 63 129B St, 131 St, 131A St, 131B St, 20 Ave, 20A Ave, 21 Ave, 21A Ave, 21B Ave 78 Bayview St, Beecher St, Crescent Re, Gordon Ave, Maple St, McBride Ave, McKenzie Ave, O’Hara Ave 62 128 St, 137A St, 139 St, 24 Ave, 25 Ave 89 132 St, 133 St, 134 St, 25 Ave, 26 Ave, 28 Ave 45 123A St, 124 St, 24 Ave, Christopherson Rd 86 140 St, 32 Ave, 33 Ave, 34 Ave, 34A Ave, Crescent Rd 94 141 St, 142 St, 24 Ave, 25 Ave, 25A Ave, 26A Ave, 27A Ave, 28 Ave 62 146 St, 36 Ave, 36A Ave, 36B Ave 39 Canterbury Dr, Crosscreek Crt, Hampshire Crt, Lincoln Woods Crt 52 152B St, 35 Ave, Rosemary Heights Cres 87 152A St, 154A St, 60A Ave, 61B Ave, 62 Ave, 62A Ave, Kildare Dr, Kilarney Clse, Kilarney Crt, Kilarney Dr, Kilarney Pl 100 152 St, 160 St, 164 St, 168 St, 172 St, 176 St, 184 St, 188 St, 190 St, 192 St, 48 Ave, 50 Ave to 59 Ave, 60 Ave, 61 Ave, 64 Ave, 65A Ave, Bell Rd, Colebrook Rd, Old Mclellan Rd 127 164 St, 164A St, 165 St, 61 Ave, 62 Ave 87 145 St, 145A St, 145B St, 146 St, 60 Ave, 60A Ave, 61A Ave 106 128 St, 128A St, 129A St, 60 Ave, 61 Ave, 62 Ave 53 128 St, 128A St, 129 St, 62 Ave, 63A Ave, 63B Ave, 64 Ave 83

CNC MACHINIST Trades qualified manual machining background an asset. Afternoon shifts available.

MANUAL MACHINIST Trades qualified with good skills. Boring mill experience an asset.





Preference will be given to an individual with a successful track record in telephone sales, strong customer satisfaction results, and a desire to succeed. The successful applicant will be a driven, results focused individual with a strong “can do” attitude. For the successful candidate we will provide a very competitive pay plan including commissions and benefits package. Qualifications: · Previous telesales experience preferred, especially in advertising or online · Exposure to formal sales methodologies · Excellent verbal and written communication skills · Manage and maintain records of correspondence · Excellent organizational and time management skills · Excellent interpersonal and client interaction skills with strong attention to detail and accuracy · Must posses a calm/professional telephone presence · Ability to remain focused and flexible in a fast paced environment Black Press Group Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all applicants are given equal consideration. We will only respond to those applicants who most closely match the job specifications. We thank you for your interest in our career opportunities. Please forward your resume by Mar. 8, 2012 to: Attn: Paul Wogan

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• Home Dinner Parties • Meetings • Funerals • Weddings • B-B-Ques • Birthdays • Anniversaries

* 48 Hour Service * $35/flat fee, no hidden charges. Multiple Years - Neg. Rate. Can come to your location. (discount given to low income)

Unique Taste, Unique Menus... Gourmet, Customized Menus Tailored To Your Function...

Call: (604)538-8876




Relaxation Body Care Salon Call for Update Info: 604-598-8733





Service to fridges, stoves, washers, dryers & dishwashers. Reasonable. Call Mark (604)536-9092





ALL Concrete Brick, Block & Stonework. Good job - Good price. Call Enzio (604)594-1960

PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 32 Years Exp. Free Estimates.

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184 SEMI-RETIRED contractor will do small concrete jobs. Patio’s, sidewalks, driveway’s. Re & re old or

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420.

damaged concrete. Ken 604-532-0662 .



ARCO DRYWALL Ltd. Board, Tape Texture, Frame. New & Reno’s. 20 yrs exp, free est Mike 604-825-1500

If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

PRO QUALITY DRYWALL For all your drywall needs. 30 Years exp. We aim to exceed your expectations. Call (778)809-2875

MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

PSB DRYWALL ★ All Boarding, Taping, Framing & Texture. Insured work. Call Parm (604) 762-4657


ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in March, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. 1-888-593-6095.

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Pain & Relax Chinese Massage


Call (604)538-9600

Angel’s Health Centre

Winter rates on now.


Repairs to all major appliances


Professional Installations for a Great Price!






Accounting & Bookkeeping

Kristy 604.488.9161


Fully insured with WCB.

Auto Financing FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-7920599 DLN 30309. Free Delivery.



6 FT FENCING, Retaining Walls, Blacktop/Concrete driveway’s, Reno’s, Roofing, Bobcat Service. Snow Removal. Gaary Landscaping (604)889-8957, 778-861-0220

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366)

Specializing in Private Events! We Come To You! Doing It All, From Set-Up - Clean-Up.


$13.00/HR on all odd jobs. Painting, yardwork, lawncutting, etc Book now. 778-239-9517. NOT HIRING



Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET






Prefer experience in the hard chrome plating industry. Knowledge of tools relating to a machine shop. Inventory management, purchasing & computer skills. Knowledge of SAP software is an asset. Competitive Wages & Benefits Package including RRSP Plan. Wartsila Canada supports the Federal Contractors Program as it relates to Employment Equity for Women, Aboriginals, Visible Minorities and Persons with Disabilities. Send/email resume to: 1771 Savage Rd, Richmond, B.C V6V 1R1 Fax: 604-244-1181





Inside Sales Specialist Black Press Digital has an outstanding opportunity for an Inside Sales Specialist to join their Digital Online Deals Team. This position involves sales interaction with markets across BC with focus on outbound sales calls and responsibility for identifying, qualifying and closing sales. You must be articulate and be able to cultivate relationships, while actively tracking, managing and converting leads into advertisers.


Capable of precision grinding. Experience on internal, external and universal grinders.



GET PAID TO LOSE WEIGHT. $5,000 For Your Success Story.Personal Image TV Show. Call to Qualify: 416-730-5684 ext 2243.

KIDS AND ADULTS NEEDED FOR CARRIER ROUTES Papers are delivered right to your door. No need to insert flyers either! Deliver 2x a week, after school, Tuesday and Thursday. Call the Circulation Department at 604 538-8223 ext. 14 or email us at:




CAREGIVER AVAIL. for Sr. lady in White Rock area. Former Philippine Nurse with local refs. Very reas. rate. No obligation interview arranged. Call Mrs. Selma Kinney 604-560-1320


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~CHOICE CARPET CLEANING~ Free Estimates. Guaranteed Work! 604-897-6025 (24 hr) 788-688-0117

#22047 WE LOVE SMALL JOBS All work Guaranteed. 604-220-8347 ALL JOBS Big or Small. Panels, lighting, plugs, fans, hot tubs etc. Guaranteed work. 604-539-0708 Cell 604-537-1773 (Lic. 26110)

Book your space now!

ELECTRICIAN - Dana Thompson Over 23yrs exp. Res/Comm. Free est. Bonded. #14758 604-353-1519

D Aerating / Liming $75 D Weekly Cuts $30 * Average size lot

ELECTRICIAN. Licensed. Local. Low cost. Big/small jobs. Renov. & panel change expert. 604-374-0062


Gala Volunteers Needed



#1 Tungaas Cleaning Service Saving U Time! Supply Incls. 11yrs. Exc. Refs. Bondable. 778.386.5476

A MAID TO CLEEN For all Your Cleaning Needs

Weekly, Biweekly, Monthly Residential & Commercial Services ~ Excellent Rates!! * Licensed * Bonded * Insured


Yearly Lawn Care Programs

OCEAN PARK ELECTRIC Small Jobs. Renovations, Panels. Elec. Heat, Lighting, Repairs. Call (604)591-7621 Semi Retired Electrician. 40 exp. Reduced rates. No job small. Install that fan or light have been thinking about. Marten. (604)542-7624

D Indoor/outdoor carpentry & joinery D Decks D Fencing D Renos D Retaining walls D Arbors

yrs too you Call

Over 20 years exp.

Call 604-614-0616

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE Evergreen Bobcat & Mini Excavator Driveway removing, trenching & concrete breakers, drain tile, septic install & repairs. Oil tank removal. 20yrs. exp. Gd rates 604-250-6165

BUILDING, OFFICE or house cleaning in this area. EXCELLENT ref’’s. Call Carmen (604)597-0953 Clean N Shine Lady 25 yrs. of exp. in “Homes” $20/hr. 604-536-0427 DETAILED EUROPEAN CLEANING.

Saturday, May 12th, 2012 Volunteer support is required for a variety of roles May 10th - 12th, 2012 (daytime and evening) with event set-up, tear-down and event-night support. Please visit to download an application or call 604-535-4520.

Volunteer in support of your hospital.

Efficient, Reliable, Friendly, Bonded Excellent References with 18 yrs of experience. Call Ivet: 778-235-4070

E & M MAINTENANCE WINDOW WASHING D Windows Out & In D Gutters cleaned In & Out D Pressure Washing D Serving W. Rock for over 30 yrs D Lic. & WCB insured. D Free Est. Seniors Discount


BACKHOES .Jim’s Moving Winter Service

4 X 4 C/W bracker & hoepack

CATS 6 ways to wide blades


Eric 604-541-1743


GREEN SPIRIT, Proffesional Green Cleaning. For Res. & Comm. Bonded & Licensed. (604)314-7123

C/W attachments

IMMACULATE PROF. housecleaner with exc. refs has openings for Mondays & Fridays. (604)376-6824 TWO CLEANING ladies with 15 years experience. Call 604-2028552 or 604-836-3575

FARM TRACTORS C/W attachments


MUSHROOM MANURE Pick up or delivery. Covered storage. Call 604-644-1878

SMALL LOAD DELIVERIES Rock, Sand, Soil & Bark Mulch Green Waste Removal CALL DAN 778.231.6654 THE JAPANESE YARDMAN Lawn & Garden Care Spring Clean-up. Serving Since 1983. Call Kris 604-617-5561

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Wood & Vinyl Specialist Global Dec-k-ing Dealer Repair or Custom Build

• TREE PRUNING • Sculpting • Hedge Repair • Pro-Climber


Licensed, Insured & WCB

*Seniors Disc. *Insured *24 yrs.

Jay 604-513-8524

Call Peter 604 - 541 - 8841 A45 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 287





329 PAINTING & DECORATING MESA PAINTING INTERIOR and EXTERIOR Quality work at reas rates.Free Estimates. Michael (cell) 604-724-7458

HUDOLIN’S ON HOMES Complete Home Renos ✔ Bathrooms & Kitchens ✔ Basement suites & decks ✔ Finishing work & moulding ✓ Design & colour consultation Free Estimates





JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly • Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

Call Dave: 604-862-9379

TREE SERVICES Semiahmoo Tree Experts

Trees removal, Hedges Pruning, Topping Chipping. Insured. WCB Free wood & chips. David Fast 604-536-5426


PETS Northstar Painting Ltd.- The Residential Specialists. BIG jobs, Small jobs - We do it all! Interior and Exterior Projects. Master Painters at Students Rates. WCB Safe, Reliable, Efficient & Quality Paint. 778.245.9069


Making Your Renovation Dreams Come True... Kitchens - Bathrooms New Additions - Flooring Painting - Decks Windows / Doors Stonework - Siding & More Free Estimates * BBB * WCB * Insured

Call 604-531-5935 WEED FREE Mushroom Manure 13 yards - $125 or Well Rotted 10 yards - $145. Free delivery in Surrey. 604-856-8877


DEMOSSING. Gutter Cleaning. Repairs. Roofing. Power Washing, painting, cedar ridgecap. Jeff’’s House Ext. 604-802-6310

www.caliberwest 604.764.9594

GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627

Windows & Gutter Vaccuming Cleaning Service. Seniors Disc. Worksafe. Jeremy 778-384-3855

For All Types of Renovations


Qualified carpenter for all your home improvement needs.

HANDYMAN. Very reliable. 20 yrs exp. Senior’s discount. Make a list. CAN DO IT ALL! 604-866-4977


Per Molsen 604-575-1240


WE’RE ON THE WEB Maverick Construction Residential Renovation Specialist

YOU NAME IT - WE DO IT Renovating Homes on the Peninsula for 25 Years. FULLY LICENSED & INSURED

Jim Fournier 604-538-9858 General Contractor/Project Management

Quality at a Fair Price


Carpentry ~ Tile ~ Drywall Painting, Flooring. Free Estimates. 28 years exp. Brad (604)535-2526

SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240



CONDO’S, APT’S, HOUSES Ask our Customers about our quality work - ceilings, doors, & trim. 10 years experience.


Licensed & Insured Contractor Call to book your free in home estimate today!

Showroom: Unit 62 - 15515 24th Ave. (at King George Blvd.) Tel: 604-538-9622 6SHFLDOL]LQJLQDOOW\SHVRI


Decking Systems Railing Systems Outdoor Living


it before summer ki Don’t wait. Do R O td arrives! Li i ili


Cedar Vinyl Decking Trex Decking Pressure Treated Deck Repairs Paving Stone & Concrete


Glass Aluminum Wrought Iron Trex Railings Cedar Pressure Treated

Outdoor Living

TrexPro TrexPro Certified Certified


SAME DAY SERVICE Seniors Discount

Call Andrew (778)868-3374

NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or

PITBULLS ~ PUREBRED. Ready for sale. $500. Vet ✔, 6 weeks old. Call 604-217-2983

TIBETAN MASTIFF puppies. P.B. 8 wks old. Ready to go. Good health. 604-302-5914 or 604-440-3650


GE DELUXE FRIDGE Oldschool diner style - White ext. chrome and mint green int. Super Cool. Exc. working cond. Neat for patio beer fridge! $125 / 604.488.9161

Call Blake or Brian (604)816-1653

Call Mark (604)536-9092



10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005 $38/HR!Clogged drains,drips,garbs sinks, Reno’s toilets. No job too small! Lic’d/insured. 778-888-9184 AT PANORAMA PLUMBING, HEATING & GAS SERVICES. Jobs Small-Big, Res/Com 604-818-7801 FIXIT PLUMBING & HEATING H/W Tanks, Reno’s, Boilers, Furn’s. Drain Cleaning. Ins. (604)596-2841



968-0367 359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL LITTLE LOAD SPECIALIST. Sand & gravel delivered. Small orders welcome. Topsoil available. Call (604) 532-0662 days/eves.


PRESSURE WASHING Andy’s Pressure Washing & Driveway Sealing (778)868-3374


Call Ian 604-724-6373

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS Best Local Roofs & Repairs

.Hayden Painting Family Owned & Operated



A-1 Ceramics, Marble, Glass blocks etc. Install/Repair. Res./Comm. Free Est. 20 years exp. Peter’s Tile (604)209-0173 OCEAN VIEW TILE. Install marble, granite, slate. Journeyman tile setter, guar’d. work. (604)809-8605. RUSSELL TILES No Job Too Small. 18 yrs on the Peninsula. All types of tile & laminate floors. Install & Repair. Free Est. Perry 604-538-6976

Great price refs Paul 604-328-0527


More than 30 Years Experience of True Craftsmanship


Call us for a Free Estimate and Add Real Value to Your Home.

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $



One Call Does it ALL


Custom Paint

• Kitchen • Bath • Flooring • Complete Interiors

• Interior & Exterior • Free Estimates

TREE SERVICES A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports

Interior & Exterior Painting Crown Moulding Installation Any Type of Woodwork

Licensed, Insured, WCB Complete Home Renovations / Improvements. Interior & Exterior. Call 604-690-3327

Service to fridges, stoves, washers, dryers & dishwashers. Reasonable.

TOP QUALITY WORKMANSHIP & PAINT. Reasonable prices. Master Brushes Painting 778-545-0098

Blake and his Dad make a positive difference in your life by providing quality workmanship delivered with integrity. D interior & exterior renovation D rot repair & restoration D Decks D Fences & much more free estimates.


Peace Arch Appliance


Fireplaces Kitchens & Barbeques Sun Rooms & Patio Covers Landscaping Hot Tubs & Pools Trellis & Gazebos

604.626.7100 604-626-7100 deck

Mr. Cleanup Disposal

Give me a call at

(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.

Interior / Exterior Renovation Specialists


Looking for painting work in the White Rock area this summer?

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

Phone: (604) 307-5894

Let MPB make your renovation dreams come true!

*Appliances *BBQs *Exercise Equip *Cars/Trucks/Trailers *Hotwater Tanks *Furnaces * Restaurant Equipment All FREE pickup! T & K Haulaway


Running this ad for 8yrs

Call for FREE in-home consultation In-house design team and cabinet shop


FREE! Scrap Metal Removal...FREE!!!

GOLDEN Retriever puppies, born Jan. 7th, family raised, very well socialized, 1st shots & deworming included. Mission 604-820-4827.

Affordable Sid’s 1ton, 3ton 5ton for moving & clean-up. 10% Srs disc. W.R. Owned 86. Sid 604-727-8864


Designing and renovating new kitchens, bathrooms, basements, house make-overs and additions since 1989


Vincent 543-7776

(778)997-5757, (604)587-5991


A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

“White Rock & South Surrey’s Leading Renovator since 1989”

CHIHUAHUA / MALTESE PUPS. $425-450. Vet checked, 1st shots. 2F, 2M. Abbotsford 604-866-8727.


Call Dave 604-614-3416


RUBBISH REMOVAL Almost for free!

From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos


Steve Pendlington

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

An effective way to build your business. Phone 604-575-5555

Local & Long Distance

Bathroom repairs, reno’s, taps + sink, shower, tiling, flooring laminate. Painting, drywalling, basement reno’s, door & window trim, baseboard, back splashes, cabinets, range hoods, fence & deck repair + replace, pressure washing & more. Call Robert 778-227-7779

A SEMI-RETIRED CONTRACTOR. Specializing in Renovation’s. Available for work. 604-532-1710

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988



A FAST MOVING & CLEANING. Prof. movers. *Garbage removal. Insured, great rates. 778-888-9628


BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies. Vet checked with first shots and ready for new homes. $1,200. 778241-5504. Langley

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Member of Better Business Bureau




CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at or call 1 (604)820-2977

~ PRO PAINTERS ~ INTERIOR / EXTERIOR Quality Work, Free Estimates

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.

But Dead Bodies!!



Matt’s MOWING & LANDSCAPING Spring Services. Aeration, Power Raking. Specializing in yard reno’s. 604-575-7178 or 604-347-4599

Honest, reliable, quality work at good prices. Fully insured.

Since 1972 Dan 778-837-0771


Haul Anything...


Handyman from Newfoundland

CUSTOM HOMES • Basement, Kitchen & Bath Remodels • Room Additions • Drywall • Paint • Texture • Finishing • Floors & More

Rene’s Spray & Brush Painting cell 778-855-5361

RETIRED Contractor for Household Repairs & Painting. $35/hour. 604-535-1942 or 778-668-0432

✔ Complete Renovations from Start to Finish For a No Obligation Consultation GIVE ROBERT A CALL Cell: 604-290-4964 Eves: 604-535-0603

High Caliber Construction Repair, Replace, Remodel...


A1 BATH RENO’S. Bsmt suites, drywall, patios, plumbing, siding, fencing, roofing, landscaping, etc. Joe 604-961-9937 or 604-581-3822

D Additions D Decks D Bathrooms / Kitchens D Skylights / Windows D Tiling D Laminate Flooring


D Stucco painting, Cedar Siding D Repainting - Houses, Condos D Renovations D Finishing D Ceilings & Crown Moulding’s D 32 yrs exp. painters /FREE Est.

European Quality Workmanship


SENIOR’S HANDYMAN SERVICE Semi-Retired businessman. Honest - Trustworthy - Insured. Call Brad for free estimate. 604-837-5941



Repairs & Reno’s, Sundecks & Additions, New Homes

No Job too Big or too Small Always On Time & Budget *Kitchens*Bathrooms*Additions *Window & Door Replacement

▲ Joes External Cleaning Roof & Power Washing Gutter Cleaning & Window Washing * Fully Insured * Licensed * Bonded 21 yrs. exp. Joe 778-773-5730






On Site Truck Equipment & Tool Auction rd

Date: March 3 , 2012 Time: 12:00 Noon Auction Viewing Dates: March 2nd 1:00p.m.-6:00p.m. March 3rd 9:00a.m. - 12:00p.m. Address: 14730 66th Ave. Surrey, BC (AROUND BACK) PARTIAL LIST ONLY Auction Details: As NEW Mac Tool Macsimizer Tool Series Chest (25k AS NEW) HUGE Snap-On Tools Tool Chest, John DEERE Skid Steer bobcat #317, Natural Gas Gensets, 3 large semi truck engines, Pipe Bender w/shoes 1.5”-2.5” , Honda Diesel Genset EX13D, Heavy Duty Truck Parts, 2 4500 w diesel gensets, 6 as new tool boxes full of tools, Gasket and Hollow Punch, Flaring Tools, Oil Filter Wrench Sets, Torpedo Heaters, Workshop Presses, Miller Welder, Ingersoll Rand Impact Guns, 2004 F-350 Crew Cab, rebuilt engine, with new chip, Hyster 50 Forklift, Hyster 2500, 4000 Clark Electric forklift, Toyota 2500lb Electric, Mac Tool Air Conditioner recharging unit, Landa 3500 psi pressure washer, pallet jacks, HYSTER 3000 Forklift, Pipe bender w/shoes 1.5?-2.5?, As New 2 5hp 3ph full size compressors, 3 large air dryers- 1 gates pc707 hose machine with dies 1ph - 2 , 1=2 miller 300 acdc 1ph wire feed machine with gantry feeder. - 1 miller 625 plasma assorted jacks - grinders floor jacks, hero airless paint sprayers with new lines and guns.- Snap on Mac torque wrenchs. - 1 10hp honda pressure washer. - asst Snap-On Mac wrenches sets. - 1 blue star miller 13 hp mobile welder. - 1 ph 100 amp high frequency welder. 1- professional grade pipe. - misc torches - safety equipment.). 1 peca 9 camera surveillance system with cameras. - 2 h beam trolleys. - misc parts bins. - various hand port-apowers, jack stands, jacks ETC.

SO MUCH MUCH too mention!!! (Subject to additions & deletions. Terms: VISA, M/C, AMEX, CASH 15% buyers premium)

Licensed • Insured • WCB • Full 10yr. Guarantee


“An investment in Quality”

604-294-2331 .



STEEL BUILDINGS FOR ALL USES! Spring Deals! Make an offer on selloff models at factory and save thousands NOW! Call for FREE Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.


UNDER $400

Pride Mobility power full Recliner lift chair. Reclines flat to full standing, like new. Paid $1349, asking $399 obo. 604-531-9418.



MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct (604)294-2331

Thursday, March 1, 2012, Peace Arch News



Crescent Beach

2 FAMILY SALE 1 ESTATE Sat. March 3 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. 2705 O’Hara Lane (please park on Beecher St) Antiques, collectibles, jewellery, household items. SAT. March 3rd, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm on 14348 17 B Ave, clear out of household and kids items: furniture (sofa, love seat, ikea chairs), baby jogger, bike trailer, Thomas the train table and trains, lawn mower, boat tubes, and other small items. SATURDAY Mar 3, 8:00 AM to NOON. Moving Sale Two: 1752 Ocean Park Road. Fresh batch: household items, dishes, pictures, linens, cushions, furniture, garden tools, sewing/serger workstation, walker, small wheelchair and more. Last chance!








SURREY. TWO family garage/moving sale. Sat/Sun, Mar 3/4 and Sat, Mar 10. Sporting equipment, garden tools, patio/home furniture, home theatre art and more. All days 8 AM - 12 noon. 15303 36A Avenue.

SAWMILLS from only $3997 - MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: 1-800-5666899 Ext:400OT.


STEEL OF A DEAL - BUILDING SALE! 20X24 $4798. 25X30 $5998. 30X42 $8458. 32X58 $12,960. 40X60 $15,915. 47X80 $20,645. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800668-5422.

~ STAR OF THE SEA HALL ~ 15262 Pacific Ave., White Rock. Saturday, Mar. 3rd, 9 am ~ 2 pm



2 ARABIAN DAGGERS sheathed in silver, rhino horn handle. Ethiopean/Sudan dagger (rare / old) with Scabbard. Offers? 604-859-3986.

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 WHITEROCK OPTOMETRY “Caring for you and your family for over 25 years”


X COUNTRY SKIIS & BINDINGS FOR SALE. Kneissl & Rossignal Men’s size 10 & Woman’s size 7. Shoes and Poles as well. $40 per set. 3 pin (old style). North Delta. 604-591-9740

YOUR GAIN, MY LOSS. LIMITED SPACE SACRIFICE: Decorative metal day bed. Bar stools. Large mirror. Pictures. Noritake 8 pl china setting. Rogers 1881 silverware. Glass/iron patio table & chairs. Designer lamp w/ artists signature. Many other indoor and outdoor items. All this for $1500, cash or certified cheque (may post date over 3 months). Call Mary (604)688-2022.


Professionals fessionals On The Peninsula

Do you have Dry Eyes? 604-536-4999

102 - 1656 Martin Drive, White Rock, Semiahmoo Professional Building

Multiple studies have shown that nearly half a million Canadians age 50 or older are affected by dry eye syndrome (DES) There are multiple risk factors for dry eye including age, female gender, systemic diseases, medications, contact lens wear and laser surgery. Certain environmental conditions can also exacerbate dry eye symptoms. Left untreated, one may suffer with chronically red, sore and watery

eyes, that are more vulnerable to infection. Luckily there are some effective treatment options available for chronic dry eye. Dr Sally Donaldson has a focus on looking after dry eyes. She will do a complete evaluation in the office to diagnose the cause and severity of your dry eye, and come up with a detailed plan for the treatment. New treatments with prescription eye drops can be very effective for more severe dry eye. Punctal occlusion (blocking of the tear drain), nutriceuticals, and tear supplementation, are also very helpful in the long-term management of this chronic condition. Dr. Melanie Sherk, Dr. Cindy Anderson, Dr. Tracy


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Precision Equilibrated Dentures Provide full & partial dentures Complimentary consultations Hard & soft relines Most repairs done while you wait

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104 - 2055 - 152ND STREET, SOUTH SURREY 604.53TEETH (604.538.3384)

Ertel, Dr. Tracey Curry, Dr. Sally Donaldson and Dr Eva Kalicinsky are all Doctors of Optometry. We provide a comprehensive vision and eye health exam. We have been looking after the vision and eye health care of the Semiahmoo Peninsula for 30 years. We always welcome new patients and hope we will have the opportunity to provide for your eye care needs in the near future. We are located near Price Smart Foods and Shoppers Drug Mart across from the Semiahmoo Mall.. or visit us on Facebook.

Clinic hours are: Monday to Wednesday 9-7, Thursday and Friday 9-5 and Saturday 9-4.

EXPERIENCING HAND PAIN? Find relief at In Motion Physiotherapy & Hand Therapy

604.283.1717 1D-1400 George Street, White Rock, BC

To Advertise on . . . The

Professionals fessionals On The Peninsula

Call SHAYDA at


• We offer the latest aid technology from leading Canadian manufacturers such as Bernafon, Starkey and Phonak. • We have the most current diagnostic technology in use the latest Audiometric testing equipment and a digital imaging OTOcam for recording high resolution images of the Michael March eardrum. Hearing • 60 day money-back trial period Instrument and a full 2 year warranty Specialist, including loss Licensed Optician and Contact • Accept all DVA and Lens Fitter. RCMP claims. Suite 101 2055 152 Street South Surrey, BC at BOARDWALK OPTOMETRY with Dr. Daphne Wong Kamachi and Dr. Lindsay Kamachi

Call today to book your Complimentary Hearing Test (604) 531-4274

Peace Arch News Thursday, March 1, 2012 REAL ESTATE 626








S. SURREY, 1221 & 1211-164 St. (2) Upper units of 4-plex. 3 bdrms, 1 1/2 baths. Close to schools. N/S. N/P. $1150. Avail. now.

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley





604-535-8080 Atira Property Management



WHITE ROCK. Furnished shared accommodation in comfortable home, nr Peace Arch Hosp. Ns/np. $425/mo. Avail now. 604-536-6303.

1994 CHRYSLER NEW YORKER, auto, 4 dr., Aircrd, 180 Km, loaded, new tires,$850 obo.604-496-3958



S. SURREY, Elgin Park NEW 2 bdrm suite $1250 725 sq. ft. walkout bsmt suite, 2 bdrm, 1 bath, W/D, D/W, stainless steel appliances. N/P, N/S. Utilities incl. (604) 716-3339

604 536 8255 Breakaway Bays Manufactured Home Community

S SURREY. LOWER basement,34 & 150. Two bdrm. with new kitchen full bath, laundry. $800/m for one person, $980/m for two people. N/p, n/s, int. cable, utility included. One year rent min. 778-859-1228

.Encore 1 bdrm; 2 bdrm Rent Now $950 - $1225


#304, 15164 Prospect Ave. 2 bdrms & den. 2 bathrms. 2 F/P’s. A/C. Large deck. N/S. N/P. $2200/mo. Avail. April 1.


WHITE ROCK, 1583 Keil St. 1400 sf bsmt. suite, 2 bdrm, 1 bath w/shower, fam. rm w/wood stove, kitchen w/all appls, NS/NP, lots of storage, fncd in garden, very priv. & quiet St. Long term. Cls to schls, shopping & Hosp. $895/mth. Hydro extra. Call John (604)603-8557 Avail April 1st, 2012. Take a virtual tour:


Large 1 bdrm suite. $865/mo Incl Heat, H/Water, Prkg & Cable.

Avail March 15th

Call 604-209-2004 WHITE ROCK

604-535-8080 Atira Property Management Beautiful & Affordable


White Rock - 1 bdr, all appls, w/d, prkg. Quiet, cls to bus. N/S, N/P. incl utils. f/p. $950: (778)385-5933

Large 2 bdrm $1300/mo.avail now. Insuite w&d, dw, tiled floors, spacious, close to beach, shops, buses, recent reno.

WHITE ROCK 1 bdrm, utils incl, internet/cable, f/p, laundry, priv ent, quiet, clean, central, cls to bus, NS/NP, $825, 604-535-1807

Call Mike 604-535-7206

Kiwanis Park Place



WE BUY HOUSES The OLDER. The DIRTIER. The BETTER. Flexible Terms. Quick Closing. Call us First! 778.707.9647

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS *****WHOLESALE Factory Direct***** Modular Homes, Manufactured Homes, and Park Model Homes. New Homes Starting @ $37,209, 16 wides $49,183, double wides $70,829. or 877-976-3737 The Home Boys Want to turn your castoffs into cash? You don’t need magic to do the trick. All you need is a classified ad. Call us today to place your ad. 604.575.5555 toll-free 1.866.575.5777


For Adults 55+ rental apartments in a modern complex, right next to beautiful Crescent Park! On site maintenance & office staff Mon. through Friday. 1 bdrm. units from $751 - $844 incls. heat, electricity and friendly reliable service.

Call 604-538-9669 for information or to visit.

CRESTWOOD MANOR 1321 Foster St. 1 Bdrm $880/mo In well maintained, newly updated building. Heat, hot water and secured u/g parking stalls incld. No pets, no BBQ’s.

Call: 604-760-7882 LIMERICK MANOR Near Langley City Hall & shops 1 bdrm - $720 - $750/month 2 bdrm - $870/month Inc. heat/storage/parking Adult oriented Sorry - no pets By appt - call 604 - 514 - 1480 Pacific View @ 5 Corners in White Rock. LRG 2 +Den. $1400/mo. mo. to mo. lease. Contact Jbeck@ or 604-331-4283.

1 Bdrm, renovated, hrdwd, heat, h/w, prkg. Nr amenities. Adult inspired bldg, crime free multi-housing. N/S, N/P.

(604) 541-8857, 319-0615 WHITE ROCK area: Spac 1 bdrm & den suite. Walk to malls, bus, rest; large deck. In-ste lndry. $1200/mo incl gas. N/P, N/S. 604-531-9457.

OCEAN VIEW Ocean Park 3 bd + den ss/granite kit 5appl pool hot tub dbl grg $2875 N/S 604-542-0152

WHITE ROCK. Blackwood/Thrift. 1 bdrm corner suite. Peek-a-boo view of ocean. $800 incl heat, parking & laundry. Quiet adult bldng. NS/NP. 604-751-5113



Alfred 604-889-6807

Big or small propertiesWE MANAGE IT ALL!

for estimate call:

Centrally Located


1 Bdrm. Adult Oriented Main Floor. Secure Building. Smoke-Free.

4 bdrm House, at Morgan Creek, $3,000/M. Avail. Now! Houses/Condos/Townhouses Rental units available now Office: 604-534-7974 Ext: 205

Includes heat, hot water and 1 parking space. n/p, n/s. Walk to Semiahmoo Mall & Amenities. Available Now!

S. SURREY. 1 bdrm house, 900 s/f. New paint/carpets. W/D hook-ups. Small pet ok, avail Mar 15th. $950. 15170-24 Ave. Call 604-535-3412.

To view call 604-531-9874

Close to Semiahmoo Mall

Nice quiet building. 1 & 2 bdrm suites. Includes: Hot water, cable, underground parking, NO PETS CALL 604-536-8499

Concrete Hi-rise. 55+, NS/NP

WHITE ROCK. 2 Bdrm, 1.5 baths, 3rd (top) flr. Near Mall. $1220 incl heat/hwtr. Senior oriented. NS/NP. Ph 604-536-9565 or 778-385-9565.

OCEAN Park 12674-15A Rancher 2Bdr, nr 1001 steps, shops, library & bus. New floors, beach access. Immed,ns/np, $1500. 604-538-6620

WHITE ROCK 1 & 2 BEDROOMS Heat, hot water, & light included

Call 604-538-5337 WHITE ROCK. Large 1 bdrm suite, adult bldg, nr shops, prkg. Incl heat/h/w. Np/ns. 604-596-9977 WHITE ROCK Marine Dr. Sweeping ocean view. 2 Bdrm, full bath, lrg deck, adult oriented,1 secondary pkng, laundry in building. NS/NP $1300/mo incl utils. 604-538-8845.


White Rock Gardens & Bayview Chateau


2001 FORD FOCUS wagon, auto, p/w cruise a/c AirCrd 151K $3200 obo. (604) 538-6701, 315-6102 2008 GRAND PRIX, 87K black 3.8 V6 4dr new Michelins + snows, Garage kept. $9900. 604-230-0993 NEED A VEHICLE? EASY FINANCE!! Low Payments! $99 Delivers 24 Hour Approval. We Deliver! 3,000 Vehicles to choose. Call Now! Marty 1-888-414-8042. Big Discounts!

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1996 MERCEDES E320, 88,800 kms, Beige. $ 8,800 Excellent condition. 604-538-6922. 2000 Acura 3.2TL Immac Only 126K all serv records New water pump timing belt $7200 obo. Call 538-7155

S. SURREY; Forest Edge. 2 Storey sgle family, 4 bdrms, great layout, new appls & carpet. On greenbelt, great neighbourhood. Avail now. $2500/mo. Ph: (778)882-3366

2005 TOYOTA MATRIX XR, auto, sunroof, p/dl, p/w, 104,600kms. No accid. $8995. 778-318-2929 2007 MAZDA 6, station wagon, auto, p/w, p/l, A/C, fold down b. seats. 52km. $13,000 obo. 604-572-8717. 2011 HONDA CRV 4 wd, Auto, silver. Loaded. Local car. $22,500: 9000kms. (778) 895-7570



S. SURREY, Unit 29 - 2450 161 ST. Live at THE GLENMORE


2 bdrm T.H. 2 baths, granite, SS appliances, $1600/mth. NS/Np. Avail now.

Atira Property Management

604-535-8080 Atira Property Management



3388 Rosemary Hts Cres. Surrey, second floor office 859 sq.ft., in quiet Rosemary area.



please call 604-531-9797



2005 POLARIS Sportsman ATV, 700 twin, EFI, mossy oak camel, warn winch, front & rear bumpers, Easy-Off windshield, exc. cond. 1538km. $5500 firm. Chilliwack 1 (604)799-8533



2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $7400 firm. Call 604-538-4883


2004 Ford F150 XLT, 4 dr auto, fully loaded. 77,000 kms. Good cond. Local. $7700 obo. 778-881-1216. FOR SALE: Excavating Company including excavators, dump trucks and skid steers. $250,000 O.B.O FOR SALE: Septic Pumping Company includes 2 trucks (one hydrovac, one pump truck) 250,000 O.B.O Email: for more details.


DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

1-800-910-6402 DL# 7557

Notice is hereby given that on March 10, 2012 at 10:00am White Rock / Surrey U-Lock Mini Storage, 15028 32nd Avenue, in Surrey, B.C., will sell, at public sale with competitive bidding, the property heretofore stored at the below noted spaces by noted occupant, at fair market value. ELAINE BENTT Locker # 2182C CLAYTON COLLUM Locker # 9017E TOM HRYNKIW Locker # 5517D

Electric Awning, enclosed/heated underbelly, DSI water heater, 3 burner range, Microwave $18,608 (Stk.30787) 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644



AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673


Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231

OCEAN PARK. Room with ensuite w/i closet, good view, prkg, nr bus, NS/NP, $675 incl util 604-531-8147


FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022


Professionally Managed By Gateway Property Management




Call 536-5639 to view & for rates

FURN Sgl Bdrm, Cooking/Lndry/ Cbl/Wireless. N/P S/OK. Close to bus. $600/mo includes utilities & morning coffee. (604) 538-3078

2006 YAMAHA APEX 1000, 4stroke, MLX Mtn. 163” x 2¼” track, reverse, comes with service manual. 1024 mi. Cheapest Apex/4stroke in Canada! $5900 firm. Chilliwack (604)799-8533

1996 Chev Cheyenne 1/2 ton. Contico tool box, no aircare req’d. Lady driven $2500 obo. 604-625-8006 2001 CHEVROLET ASTRO VAN 8 pass. white, mechanically sound, excellent cond. in & out. No accid. local. $3995 obo / 604.306.0144 2001 GMC SIERRA 4x4, ext cab, auto, green, 135K, $8300 firm. Call: (604)538-9257

2011 COLEMAN 184

White Rock, 849 Kent St. Live at the beach. 3 bdrms + den, 1 bathrm. Possible inlaw suite. N/S. N/P. Avail now. $1850/mo.

1480 Foster St. White Rock, main floor office 531 sq.ft., great central White Rock location.

The Scrapper

2004 MERCEDES C230 SEDAN show room condition, sporty, slick & great for the summer, auto, sunroof, only 47k, blk. leather, local.This can be yours for $11,930/ 604-328-1883

Camera rear vision, dual pane windows, elec. Awning, A/C, 2000 watt inverter, $5000 IN SAVINGS! $94,483 (Stk.31063A) 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

S. SURREY, Solay townhomes,3 bdrm, 3 bath, SS appls. hrd wd, granite, designer paint, backs onto greenbelt, great amenities. Shows great. $1775/mo.Call 604-277-6694

White Rock Square and Rosemary Centre

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pickup anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288


WHITE ROCK 1441 Vidal St. 3 bdrm + sep bachelor ste. $2000/mo Avail Mar 15th. (604)781-9093



2003 MINI COOPER 194,000kms, new tires, excellent condition. $7450. 604-882-0670


S SURREY 4 bdrm., on 1 acre. 1.5 baths, fncd, N/S, pets neg. March 15-30. $1850 mo. (604)351-5171

14989 Roper Avenue & 1371 Blackwood St.

These are condo-like building with breath taking views. This property is surrounded by impressive landscaping; Close to shopping and schools. Some suites with ocean views; Indoor & outdoor parking. Bach, one bedroom and two bedroom suites available. NO PETS. For more information and viewing

SOUTH SURREY nr. King Geo/16. 1200 SF/3 bdrm, lower duplex. W/D. Gas f/p. lrg backyard. Extra prking. n/s. Avail. March 15th. Refs. $1050/mo incl utils. 604-542-0018.


2000 FORD Focus SE Station Wagon, 89,256 kms. Blue, Automatic. $5900. 604-716-3396.


S. SURREY 2615 134 St. 7000 sq.ft. house on acreage; 7 bdrms, 8 baths, nice pool. Very nice cond. Close to schools. $4000/mo. Avail now. N/S, pets welc. (604)512-6543

WHITE ROCK. NEWLY reno’d, 1 bdrm. apt. QUIET bldg. Avail. Apr. 1st. $850 incl heat, h.wtr & cable. Sorry no pets. Call 604-538-8408. WHITE ROCK SUNSET VILLA. Small 1 bdrm suite, d/w, large balcony, 4th floor, concrete bldg. $890/mo. 1 blk fr Semiahmoo Mall. Call for appt to view: 604-541-6276



2000 CHRYSLER INTREPID, clean, auto, 4 dr. 125,000km. Great shape. $2900. (604)583-1366

WHITE ROCK central. 1 bdrm gr/lvl suite, f/p, patio, prk, shared w/d, NS/NP,suits one. Avail now $825 incl all utils & cable. 604-535-6622

BEAUTIFUL Studio Suite w/full bath and kitchenette. Close to beach, hospital, shopping. Suits quiet professional. Available Now. N/P, N/S. $750. Call (778) 229-6267.



WHITE ROCK. Apr 1. Modern 1 bd ste, lrg patio deck w/partial ocean view, nr beach. Pri ent, prkg, inste lndry. NS/NP, refs req. $1100 incl utils, 604-536-6295, 778-788-0577



OCEAN PARK, Bachelor suite, priv. entr. Close to shopping/laundromat. $600 incl utils/cable. 604-538-7558

SOUTH SURREY. Large 2 bdrm grnd flr ste in 4-plex. W/D, F/P, storage, prkg. fncd yrd. NS/NP. $1030 incl heat & hydro. 604-535-2197.

Call the office at Breakaway Bays



PANORAMA, 133/58B. 1 bdrm suite. Avail March 1. N/S. N/P. $550/mo. incl utils & cable 604-5991088 or 778-908-1088.

$179,900.00 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 1000+ sq.ft. home, 5 appliances, open concept model. Pad rental Includes electricity, water, sewer, garbage collection and parking as well as amenities located at: 1840 - 160 Street Unit #214



SURREY - GARAGE STORAGE Secure, clean & dry. Avail now. $125/mo. 604-541-0058 / 314-5973

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NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of KEITH TYSON BROWN aka KEITH T. BROWN, Deceased, formerly of #5 - 12940 - 17th Avenue, White Rock, British Columbia, V4A 1N8 who died on April 11, 2011, are hereby required to send them to the Executor at the office of his solicitors, BTM Lawyers LLP, 301 - 2502 St. Johns Street, Port Moody, British Columbia, V3H 2B4, before December 31, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims of which he has notice.


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WEEKLY SPECIALS 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective Thursday, March 1 to Wednesday, March 7, 2012. We reserve the right to limit quantities. We reserve the right to correct printing errors.

Grocery Department Popchips Snacks assorted varieties


Meat Department Happy Planet Fresh Fruit Smoothies

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts value pack

assorted varieties 85g

Enter to win Whitecaps fc tickets from popchips in-store.

Stash Premium Teas




325ml • product of B.C. + dep. + eco fee



100g • product of Germany

Belsoy Non-Dairy Puddings and Desserts

ProBar Whole Food Meal Replacement Bars

assorted varieties

assorted varieties


Certified Organic, California Grown



4lb bag

Broccoli Certified Organic, California Grown



.98lb/2.16kg Large Hass Avocados

Deli Department


Choices’ Own Black Bean and Quinoa Salad



3.99lb/ 8.80kg

6.99lb/ 15.41kg

assorted varieties

18-20 bags • product of USA

Tule Specialty Sweet Navel Oranges from Homegrown Organic Farms

Spring Creek Top Sirloin Steaks

Ritter Sport Chocolate Bars

assorted varieties

Produce Department


4x125g • product of Canada


85g • product of USA


Liberté Organic Yogurt

Amy’s Kitchen Frozen Burritos

assorted varieties

assorted varieties



650 - 750g • product of Canada

Bulk Department

Kans Tandori Vegetable Mini Samosas in a Whole Wheat Wrap


156-170g • product of USA

Organic Red and Green Lentils bins or bags

10% off

regular retail price

reg 1.29 • save .46

Imagine Foods Organic Soups

Wasa Crispbreads assorted varieties

Health Care Department

assorted varieties


Bakery Department


200-310g product of Germany

500ml- 1 L • product of USA

Prairie Multigrain WOW! Bread PRICING

Pastifico di Martino Silver Hills Organic or Whole Wheat Pasta 20 Grain Train or assorted varieties Ali’s Alpine Grain Bread

Efruiti Fruit Juice Gummies

Marinelli’s Pasta Sauce

assorted varieties

assorted varieties

100g • product of Germany



Old Dutch Crunch Potato Chips

original or caesar flavour

assorted varieties



95g • product of USA

package of 6

! New

Rice Pita Triangles



200g • product of Alberta

The natural choice for kids ‘n colds! Provides multi-symptom cold relief, safety and effectively.



Avalon Organics Shampoo and Conditioners Beautifully made organic aromatherapy hair care.


Rice Bakery

740ml • product of Canada

Calbee Snack Salad Snapea Crisps


Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

500g • product of Italy

600g • product of Canada





Hyland’s Cold n’ Cough

2.99 250g


Bach Rescue Sleep Alleviates stress safely and effectively, with no side effects.




To our Committed Customers:


Choices Market 6855 Station Hill Drive, Burnaby Closing March 31, 2012 It is with much regret that after 10 years of serving you in the South Burnaby Edmonds area we will be closing our doors March 31,2012.

Look for our


We value our relationship with you and hope to continue your patronage at our sister store – 8683 10th Ave., Burnaby.

PRICING Kitsilano




2627 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0009

3493 Cambie St. Vancouver 604.875.0099

1888 W. 57th Ave. Vancouver 604.263.4600

1202 Richards St. Vancouver 604.633.2392

Choices in the Park 6855 Station Hill Dr. Burnaby 604.522.6441

Rice Bakery

South Surrey

2595 W. 16th Ave. Vancouver 604.736.0301

3248 King George Blvd. South Surrey 604.541.3902

Choices at the Crest 8683 10th Ave. Burnaby 604.522.0936

Kelowna 1937 Harvey Ave. Kelowna 250.862.4864

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MARCH 1/2012

Access to transportation key when choosing a new home

Transit ‘a really vital link’ in our lives How much is convenient transportation worth? It might be a cop-out to say “it depends,� but that’s how it is. Sometimes it can add to the cost of a home, but in other cases it can actually save you some cash. Take Forge Properties’ Keystone townhome development in South Surrey. Forge spokesman Cory Saran says lots of buyers are coming in from Vancouver and Richmond because it’s close enough to Highway 99 that residents can hop on the freeway and get going within minutes. And with homes starting at $445,000, he says commuters can save a bundle compared to living in a similar, 1,800 square-foot townhome downtown. “To buy a townhome with this squarefootage in Vancouver is a million-plus,� he

says. Saran says the proximity to the 99 is huge for Keystone buyers. From the development, you can get to Langley in 20 minutes and downtown Vancouver in about 30 if you’re lucky, he says. It’’s the same for developments near public transit. WestStone Properties’ 40-storey condo tower Ultra – part of the Urban Village project in Surrey’s City Centre – is a three-minute walk to the SkyTrain. Bob Dominick, vicepresident of sales and marketing at WestStone, says this proximity to transit has been a huge draw for SFU students in particular, but also commuters who get to work without a car. “Many of our residents look at it as access to entertainment,� Dominick says. “I think it’s a really vital link in our lives.�

Going for the gold

Celebrating the best of B.C. at the Georgies by Kerry Vital

In the grand tradition of awards season, the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of British Columbia joined in the fun with their annual Georgie Awards, held on Feb. 25 at the Vancouver Convention Centre. This year was the 20th anniversary of the awards, which recognize excellence in residential home construction, renovation, design, development, and sales and marketing. “From Whistler to the Lower Mainland to the Okanagan, the winners of this year’s Georgies are golden examples of what excellent residential construction is all about,� says CHBA BC President Doug Wittal. “The winners – and indeed all the finalists

– have shown us that B.C. is truly at the forefront of the country when it comes to innovative design, quality construction and great customer service.� Several familiar names in the industry were among the winners, including Adera Development Corporation for Best Innovative Feature and Best Townhouse Development for seven35 and Larco Investments Ltd. for Best Multi-Family Low Rise Development for their Morgan Crossing community. There were two big winners at this year’s awards. MAC Marketing Solutions was the recipient of six awards, including Marketing Campaign of the Year, Best Sales Centre and Best Project-Specific Website. They also

received a Special Platinum Award for winning 27 Georgies over the past seven years. Portrait Homes also won a Special Platinum Award for winning 27 Georgies in the past 11 years. This year the team won three other awards, for Large Volume Single Family Home Builder of the Year, Customer Choice Award – Single Family Home Builder

and Customer Choice Award – Multi Family Home Builder. This is the fourth year they’ve won the single family home award in the customer choice category, something that the company is very proud of as the winner of the award is selected by homeowners. To see a full list of winners and nominees, check out www.


The winners ... are golden examples of what excellent residential construction is about,� says CHBA BC President Doug Wittal.

Martin Knowles photos

The teams at MAC Marketing Solutions, top, and Portrait Homes, above, were the recipients of a Special Platinum Georgie this year, after winning 27 Georgies in seven years and 11 years, respectively. This year was the 20th anniversary of the awards.

Dreaming of West Coast Living At its Best!? Make it a reality at the BC Log Home, Timber Frame and Country Living Show Whether you’re planning, buying, building, or renovating a cabin, cottage or country home, you’ll find almost everything you need‌ Talk to recreation, property and building experts, and much more!! Explore three log homes, see products including alternate energy, and eco-friendly products and check out our seminar stage. Plus win a beautiful log bench or patio furniture while you’re there.


ENTER TO WIN BEAUTIFUL LOG BENCH Courtesy of Cariboo Custom Logworks COFFEE TABLE Courtesy of Root Work Design

Cooking demonstrations with Well Seasoned Gourmet, Angie Quaale


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Live naturally in South Surrey’s most desirable creekside location, and still live close to Morgan Heights shopping, services, commuter routes, great schools, Morgan Creek golf course and White Rock’s beaches and promenade. And when you’re not enjoying the great outdoors, you can work from home in Headwater’s residents-only Business Centre, work out in the Fitness Studio or watch the game in the Social Lounge – all at Headwaters. It’s the best single level living in the South Surrey area. Spacious one, two and three bedroom plans start at only $259,900. MOVE IN THIS YEAR! 940 SQ. FT. – TWO BEDROOM/TWO BATHROOM HOMES FROM ONLY

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2, 3 & 4 BEDROOM GEORGIAN TOWNHOMES from the mid $300,000’s ABBEY ROAD

With a world of shopping, dining and recreation surrounding you at every turn, at Abbey Road you’ll never have to venture far from home. Set amongst large mature trees and extensive landscaping, open green spaces, private yards and muse entranceways, Abbey Road gives ›‘—–Š‡Ž—š—”›‘ˆϐŽ‘™‹‰‰”‡‡•’ƒ…‡•›‘—…ƒ‡Œ‘›Ǥ††–‘–Šƒ–ƒϐŽ‡š‹„Ž‡…‘—‹–›”‘‘–Šƒ–ǯ•’‡”ˆ‡…–ˆ‘”„‘–Š‹†•’ƒ”–‹‡•‘”‰‡– togethers with friends and family, as well as a traditional English garden with secure play area for little ones, and Abbey Road is more than a place to call home, it is a community within a community that brings every convenience and amenity right to your door step.





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This is not an offering for sale. Abbey Road is developed in joint venture by Woodbridge Homes and Park Ridge Homes. The developer reserves the right to make modifications and changes to the information contained herein without notice. Rendering is representational only. E.&O.E.

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DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND, MORE HOMES TO BE RELEASED THIS SATURDAY! Breeze will set a new benchmark in West Coast urban living. A vibrant townhome community, located just steps away from world class shopping and amenities. Two bed + den homes priced from $304,900*. PRESENTATION CENTRE #20-2215 160TH STREET, SURREY 604.582.1113


*Limitations apply. This is not an offering for sale. Sales by disclosure statement only. E&OE. Breeze Adera Projects Ltd. Adera Realty Corp. 2200 – 1055 Dunsmuir St., Vancouver V7X 1K8 | 604.684.8277

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THE SANCTUARY Relax in a home that feels too good to be true at Winchester. 3 bedroom townhomes with spacious ensuites, closets and double-vanities.

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VISIT US TODAY to learn about the final new home opportunities in the award-winning community of Bedford Landing. Welcome to a neighbourhood built on the quality you've come to expect from ParkLane Homes.

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