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A portion of Kinder Morgan pipeline where it crosses the Fraser River in South Burnaby.

Pipeline plan ‘sneaking under radar’ Twinning existing pipeline pushed yes to support the pipeline, then I realized it passed through my could be easier sell than backyard so now I want to vote no,” other proposals Wanda Chow wchow@burnabynewsleader.com

The woman on the other line was concerned. A Kamloops resident, she had called the of¿ce of BurnabyDouglas MP Kennedy Stewart after participating in a telephone survey he had commissioned to gauge support for a potential twinning of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline. She said, “When you phoned, I

said Stewart, the New Democrats’ associate critic of natural resources. It’s an anecdote that explains part of the concern over the proposal, for which Kinder Morgan has yet to of¿cially make an application to the National Energy Board (NEB). The Trans Mountain pipeline carries crude oil and ¿nished oil products and runs between Edmonton and Burnaby, with a branch line to re¿neries in northern Washington State. There’s little understanding of

what expanding the pipeline means, with some people thinking it’s just a matter of installing pumps to increase capacity, Stewart said. In actual fact, such a project would require excavating the right-of-way where the pipeline runs, with a construction safety zone of about 300 feet, “which is like a four-lane highway.” Stewart asked the NEB at hearings on the subject in Ottawa whether expropriation of additional land would be required. They replied that it’s “very rare,” he said, but most of the time in Canada, pipelines don’t run through densely populated urban

areas. But in Burnaby, the pipeline in the Forest Grove neighbourhood “passes within a few meters of co-ops in the area,” he said, noting that Kinder Morgan’s proposed twinned pipeline may not follow the same route as the existing one in some areas. The fact the pipeline is underground and has been there as long as most people can remember, is part of the issue: people simply aren’t aware it’s there and what the potential impacts are if it’s expanded. Please see ‘HUMAN ERROR’, A3

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Burnaby teachers were “encouraged” by the public response to its three-day job action this week, said Richard Storch, president of the Burnaby Teachers’ Association. Teachers walked out Monday to Wednesday, in response to the provincial government’s plan to legislate an end to any further job action. Since September, teachers have been refusing to do administrative duties, to meet with administration or produce report cards. While they were not allowed to form picket lines, teachers did carry signs and hand out information at their “leaÀet lines.” The spirits are very good on the lines, Storch said Wednesday, thankful the wet, windy weather of Monday morning didn’t continue. “The thing that’s really buoyed our members’ spirits has been the honking, the support from parents and the public, especially in certain schools there’s been lots of parents bringing hot chocolate and tea, baked goods and things, just similar to what happened in 2005.” Please see ‘WE ARE’, A4


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‘Human error is the No. 1 cause of oil spills’ West said that would result in a massive expansion of oil tanker traf¿c in Burrard Inlet. In 2005, the year Kinder Morgan bought the pipeline, it ¿lled 22 tankers. That has since grown to up to 70 per year, with an estimate of 280 by 2015-2016. He noted that if the proposal goes ahead, it’s expected that supertankers will be used, that can each carry upwards of two million barrels of oil. “Every additional tanker is a new threat of an oil spill,” said West, who noted that even double-hulled tankers have ruptured and spilled their contents. Port Metro Vancouver is considering dredging Second Narrows to accommodate the larger ships with heavier loads. West added that Kinder Morgan would also require additional storage capacity at its tank farm if the pipeline expansion is approved. As for newer pipeline technology and infrastructure being an improvement over that of decades ago, he said, “They’re de¿nitely less bad, but there’s no such thing as safe because human error can Lexa Hobenshield, Kinder Morgan Canada make anything We will undertake extensive environmental, unsafe ... Human socio-economic and other assessments and an open and thorough engagement process with error is the No. 1 communities along the pipeline route ... cause of oil spills. “I think it’s to be When the organization went expected there will be incidents,” door-knocking in Burnaby, he said said West. many residents were not aware that “If you just look at the last the Trans Mountain pipeline has month, there was the rupture at the already twinned sections to expand storage tank on Sumas Mountain capacity in recent years. and then a week later there was an The current discussion is to explosion at the other end of the expand it from a current capacity of pipeline that goes to the re¿nery in 300,000 barrels per day to 600,000 Washington state.” barrels daily, something that Indeed, the NEB’s most recent received strong support from export report released in December states customers in a test of the market that in 2009 there were ¿ve pipeline recently. ruptures in Canada, three in

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form an of¿cial opinion until he learns more details, but “so far it’s not looking good.” Corrigan said what’s worse is a seeming inequity between provinces. “One of the biggest problems of being the corridor for Alberta oil is that Albertans make a lot of money out of this, and British Columbians take a lot of the potential environmental impacts but get very little out of it.” CHEVRON A LOCAL SUPPLIER

The existing Trans Mountain Pipeline stretches from Edmonton to Burnaby, with a branch line to northern Washington State.

and security of the pipeline. It’s also concerned about the potential environmental impact, noting the Westridge spill is “minimal compared to the things that could happen.” From an economic standpoint, “Canada is importing oil on the east coast and exporting oil on the west coast, that doesn’t make sense to a lot of Canadian people,” Corrigan said. “We want to be energy selfsuf¿cient,” he said, noting that there are concerns that Chevron, the Lower Mainland’s only re¿nery, could close and jobs could be lost. “There’s a multitude of issues and most of it has yet to be discussed,” he said. “I think it’s Àying under the radar right now, I think intentionally so.” And without signi¿cant opposition to it, the National Energy Board is likely to approve it, said Corrigan, who has yet to

Ontario, one in Alberta and one in British Columbia. On average there are 1.9 ruptures on NEB-regulated pipelines each year. There were 83 pipeline incidents reported to the NEB that year, nearly double the 10-year average of 45.1, and included the release of 7,837 barrels of liquid hydrocarbons. A LOCAL EXAMPLE

Burnaby residents need look no further than the Westridge neighbourhood which had crude oil showered on it when the pipeline was ruptured in 2007 after a city contractor struck it during sewer line construction. The incident highlighted the pipeline issue to city hall, said Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan, so the proposal has it concerned about direct issues involving possible land use and expropriation, emergency procedures, and safety

Stewart said while some may not like having the Chevron re¿nery in North Burnaby, without it, we would be importing all our gasoline in the Lower Mainland. And the fact that Chevron would have to compete with companies in China or elsewhere for an adequate supply of crude oil for its re¿nery could put that operation at risk, he said. Ray Lord, spokesman for Chevron’s Burnaby re¿nery, said it supplies 30 per cent of the Lower Mainland’s transportation fuel, 25 per cent of its diesel and 40 per cent of the jet fuel used at Vancouver International Airport. It is now the last of four original re¿neries in the region, after the other three companies decided to rely on their re¿neries in Alberta to supply the B.C. market. Chevron employs 250 people at the re¿nery directly, plus an additional 100 to 200 specialized contractors and tradespeople, he said. If Chevron, whose only Canadian presence is in B.C., has to close its Burnaby re¿nery, the Lower Mainland’s fuel needs would have to be served by transporting it by pipeline from Alberta, or by truck, rail or ship from the U.S., Lord said. Please see SPRING, A4

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DANGER OF HUMAN ERROR The fact the pipeline that Kinder Morgan proposes to expand is in an existing right-of-way certainly appears to improve its chances of being approved by regulatory bodies, said Ben West, a campaigner for the Wilderness Committee, a non-pro¿t environmental group. “It seems to me like Kinder Morgan has been trying to sneak under the radar, basically, because they’ve got an existing pipeline in an existing right-of-way,” he said, which gives the company a “pretty attractive position.” With Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline proposal in northern B.C. and TransCanada Pipeline’s Keystone XL pipeline proposal through the U.S. looking like they’re “in trouble,” West said, “I don’t think anybody is happier than [Kinder Morgan CEO and co-founder] Richard Kinder.” The Wilderness Committee’s “goal is to shine a light on it,” he added.

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Chevron’s reÂżnery currently processes about 55,000 barrels of crude oil daily. Lord noted that what it uses, conventional light sweet crude or synthetic crude, is different from the bitumen—a thicker product from one step earlier in the process that needs additives to allow it to Ă€ow in the pipeline—which is what’s being discussed as what would be headed to China through the twinned pipeline. Chevron has been one of the original customers for the pipeline since it was built in the 1950s. “It is the signiÂżcant source of our crude, in addition to other methods we could use to get crude oil in here to our reÂżnery, which could include truck, rail and marine ships.â€? As for talk that the expanded pipeline could, ironically, put Chevron’s crude supply at risk, Lord said, “The [company’s] interest is in the ongoing access to crude at prices that allow us to produce the products we do for our customers at competitive prices.â€? ANNOUNCEMENT IN SPRING

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For its part, Kinder Morgan Canada says it’s in the early stages of its expansion proposal. On Feb. 21, it announced it was “encouraged by the positive commercial response we received from our customers for a proposal to expand the Trans Mountain pipeline system,â€? said Lexa Hobenshield, its manager of external relations, in an email. “Our next step is to prepare initial project designs and determine the scope and requirements of the proposed project. We anticipate making an announcement on the scope of the proposed project later this spring.â€? Following that, it will be 18 to 24 months before it Âżles a comprehensive application with the NEB to initiate the required

regulatory review. “We will undertake extensive environmental, socio-economic and other assessments and an open and thorough engagement process with communities along the pipeline route and the marine corridor as well as First Nations, industry, governments, and non-government organizations,â€? Hobenshield said. “We will be transparent in following up on how we have considered and incorporated input received.â€? She conÂżrmed there are places along the existing right-of-way where the route of the new pipe would need to change due to factors such as “urban inÂżllâ€? and it “will be engaged with our landowners in discussions about routing in the coming months.â€? As for safety, she said, “The Trans Mountain pipeline has a safe and efÂżcient track record.â€? Pipelines are the safest and most efÂżcient way to transport large volumes of crude oil and natural gas over land, she said, adding the company has also been “safely loading oil tankers at Westridge Marine Terminal for almost 60 years.â€? Kinder Morgan has also actively participated in a Âżve-year process to strengthen existing safety procedures for navigation of Second Narrows. “In our business, we don’t own the product we transport nor the vessels that visit our marine terminal. We are, in essence, the taxi or railroad for our products. We respond to the market. The market tells us where they want to move their product, and then we work with others like the port authority and the B.C. Coast Pilots to ensure that this is done as safely as possible. “Canadian producers are looking for more markets, beyond the Canadian and U.S. markets so we see growth in exports. Canada is an exporting and trading country. If oil is moving to markets outside of Canada we want to provide a very safe, reliable option for that to occur.â€?

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Despite the lack of picket lines, members from other unions, including the Canadian Union of Public Employees, have been joining BTA members on the line during lunch hours or after school on their own time. A number of BTA members also attended the rally with thousands of others on the lawn of the legislature in Victoria Tuesday. “That was a very positive experience, very invigorating, very encouraging,â€? he said. “The picture is emerging that we are not alone in this struggle. In fact, there are many other unions who are involved in this struggle and it felt very supportive.â€? Teachers were to return to work on Thursday, under the same job action restrictions that they’ve been using since the start of the school year. On Friday, the B.C. Teachers’ Federation is organizing a provincewide vote among teachers on the next steps in the job action. On Wednesday, Storch still did not know the wording of the question teachers would be voting on, and noted that job action could be affected by the different school districts’ varying spring break schedules, with some, such as Vancouver, starting next week, and others not Âżnishing until the end of March. Any further teacher walkouts, if any, would be preceded by plenty of notice to allow parents to make alternate arrangements, he said. As for whether this week’s walkouts had an impact on the provincial government’s stance, Storch said with a laugh, “Well, I think they can’t say they haven’t heard from us. I mean, I think that rally right in front of the building with them sitting in the legislature doing the business of the government is a good example of how they can’t ignore the situation.â€?


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Fur lovers from as far away as Poland will be gathering at the Executive Inn and Conference Centre in Burnaby this weekend. But organizers won’t have to keep an eye out for paint-bomb wielding protesters from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Not only are the furs these conventioneers like to wear synthetic, they’re already coloured vibrant hues of purple, orange, green and even pink. VancouFur is the Âżrst convention in the Lower Mainland of anthropomorphic animals. In other words, people who like to dress in colourful, furry mascot costumes. Like Alex March, 23. Her interest in anthropomorphic creatures, or “furriesâ€? as they call themselves, was borne from her love for animĂŠ. She watched Japanese cartoons such as Pokemon and Sailor Moon and read the comics. When she attended her Âżrst animĂŠ convention in 2004, she encountered other fans who liked to take on the persona of their favourite characters, donning ears or whiskers, a tail or paws. Her Âżrst experience in a full-on costume was as Art, the Joe Averagedesigned mascot for the Shadbolt Centre. “It’s the worst costume you can ever wear,â€? says March. “It was a heavy, sweaty, gross workout.â€? But the smiles from kids made it worthwhile. She borrowed a costume from RainRat, a local designer and costume builder well-known in the furry community, and started attending loosely organized events like house parties, a monthly bowling meet and ice skating at Robson Square. “We like to costume and we take any excuse to costume,â€? says March, who used to teach preschool and worked in a daycare. It can be an expensive hobby. A do-it-yourself costume can cost about $500 in materials plus the time to design and sew it. Getting one made can run $1,500 up to $10,000 depending on the costume’s complexity. One renowned costume designer, Thumper, is the guest of honour at VancouFur. Of the more than 200 delegates from around British Columbia, the

PaciÂżc Northwest and as far away as England and Poland convention chair Coal Silvermuzzle says have already registered, only a fraction will be in costume. They’ll be able to participate in a costume parade, the “fursuit games,â€? a variety show and game shows. There will also be panel discussions on building costumes, creating a character, drawing furries and Âżction writing as well a dealers’ expo and an art show. Proceeds from the convention will help out Husky Rescue and Paws for a Cause. But mostly the event is about sharing their common love for taking on alternate identities, says Silvermuzzle. “It’s a very close-knit community. We want to help people understand more of what we’re about.â€? “It’s about what you want to be,â€? says March. “It’s a license to express yourself. You can be sillier. When you wear the costume, your IQ drops to two.â€? For more information about VancouFur go to http://www.vancoufur.ca/

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Energizing labour Will the teachers’ strike morph into a 2012 version of Operation Solidarity, the 1983 labour-led protest that brought B.C. to the brink of a general strike? While there are some similarities, it isn’t too likely — despite the rhetoric of labour leaders. In 1983, the Social Credit government of Bill Bennett brought in a sweeping program of government economy, and took a few direct pokes at some bodies it did not like, such as the rent review of¿ce and the human rights commission, under the “restraint” theme. This occurred shortly after an election, during which Bennett campaigned that, if elected, there would be some attempt to curb spending. When the whole program was introduced in a sweeping series of bills, organized labour and many community organizations were appalled. They quickly put together an action plan that included a series of protests and strikes, with the ¿nal step before a planned general strike of all unionized employees being a week-long illegal walkout by teachers. Operation Solidarity did succeed in getting the Bennett government to back down on a few fronts, notably a plan to ¿re government employees without cause and gut contracts with its unionized workers. The level of anger at the provincial government was far higher in 1983 than it is today. Operation Solidarity attracted 40,000 people to a rally at Empire Stadium and 60,000 people protested outside a Social Credit convention. It is highly unlikely that the teachers could attract that level of support. Most workers, including government workers, are not getting raises. However, the BC Liberal government has clearly angered not just the BCTF, but much of organized labour. It has given the labour movement renewed energy and passion. —Black Press

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“There’s no hiding from your score,” says Eremko. “You’re calling your own fouls. You have to be honest with yourself.” Golf can also help build self esteem in kids who might otherwise be struggling to keep pace with their peers in gym class. “It wakes up the kids who may not be Hal Eremko, Burnaby’s head golf pro as developed You’re calling your own fouls. You have to be physically or honest with yourself. who aren’t picked for any of the teams,” But it’s about much more than says Eremko, who notes it’s backswings and bogeys, says often the quiet students who’ve Eremko. The solo pursuit of hitting been paying attention that end up a ball hundreds of yards towards a winning the putting contest that small hole embedded into a patch conclude the sessions. “We teach of manicured grass leaves no them about touch, not strength.” excuses. Honesty, integrity, con¿dence;

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all elements of leadership. The Reach Out golf program started with $1,000 from British Columbia Golf and continues as funding allows. This year it got a big boost from Callaway Golf Canada which supplied clubs. The program also helps keep Eremko’s pros employed during winter months when they might otherwise be laid off. “We couldn’t be happier to support Hal with the work he is doing,” says Kathy Gook, the director of school golf at BC Golf, in a press release. “Our objective is to expose golf to as many children as possible, something Burnaby’s program assists us with.” Eremko ¿gures more than 2,000 students have had the chance to learn about the game from a PowerPoint presentation designed by Leslie MacDonald-Rogers of the city’s golf operations, then hit a few balls that have the same heft and satisfying thwack of a regular golf ball but only travel a few feet. “When they hit it, there’s a real wow factor,” says Eremko, who’s hoping to reach up to 25

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Dancing can bring us all together I am a Confederation Park elementary student who participated in the “Born This Way” anti-bullying YouTube video. I think that the song “Born This Way” by Lady Gaga brings out a wonderful message for bullies and the people who are being bullied today. It tells people that they don’t have to be scared or ashamed of themselves because they’re different or have disabilities. Lady Gaga is inappropriate and her videos are pretty odd but that doesn’t mean children can’t learn or dance to one of her songs. I think it is very important to learn about different people now because I am going to see people when I get older that have disabilities or differences and I will know how to react in a proper way. I think that dancing is an important thing because it lets you express your feelings and tell a story with your body. It is also important because lots of people have disabilities. They can’t express themselves orally or write properly and that would not be fair because they will not be able to

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GREAT STAFF AT BURNABY HOSPITAL There’s no doubt Burnaby Hospital received its share of publicity in last week’s local papers. But all is not lost. Last Saturday I spent over seven hours in the emergency department. During that time I was given the best of care by the dedicated nurses and doctors. I was impressed by their commitment to the many patients, and during that seven hours I did not see one person take a break. They grabbed a coffee on the run and carried on. Sure there are problems at Burnaby Hospital but I am sure that with dedicated professionals such as those I met, they will be overcome. Dave Sutherland Burnaby

SIZE MATTERS, GEORGE I heard Education Minister George Abbott on the radio saying he taught 37-60 students in his Capilano University political science class. He feels that class size doesn’t matter. The fact that he would even make such an odious comparison makes me wonder about his ¿tness for the education portfolio. To start with, those are students who have met the admission requirements for college—not kindergarten students. Secondly, he did not provide the kind of continuous feedback and support that is a key component of elementary and high school teaching. Thirdly, what was his teaching load? I doubt that he taught more than 10-12 hours per week. Last week, I took students from Burnaby North to a competition at St. John’s school. One of the ¿rst things I noticed is how few chairs there were in the classrooms! Private schools’ websites always proudly promote their low class sizes (between 10 and 20 for most private schools).

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INVESTING IN FUTURE The B.C. government’s “netzero” mandate really shows what they think public education is: a business. Only in a business does money in have to equal or be greater than money out. Christy Clark needs to think of education as more an investment. Money used to teach that Grade 1 student his or her alphabet will not be immediately returned. It will take another 11 years until they graduate, and if that student decides to pursue post-secondary education, it may be another two to eight years

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Danny Kozak has worked in dirt his whole life. His father was the head gardener for the Vancouver school board, so Kozak spent a lot of time as a child pushing his toy tractors through plots of black soil. Now he drives life-size tractors as a heavy equipment operator. So it’s little wonder he can’t wait to start digging around in the 400 square foot plot he’s maintained in the backyard of his Cariboo Heights home for 20 years. It’s a passion he indulges for a few moments to a few hours every day from the time he turns the ¿rst load of mushroom manure in the spring to the last radish or lettuce leaf he plucks in the fall. For the past three years he’s been sharing the fruits of his labour with families who may not be able to afford the fresh

vegetables they need through Plant a Row, Grow a Row. The program encourages gardeners in Burnaby and New Westminster to plant an extra row in their gardens for a harvest that can be donated to the New Westminster Food Bank. Kozak says helping out is even easier than that, since his garden produces more cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, onions and radishes than his own family and even his neighbours could ever hope to eat. “It’s a blessing I have a place to give my vegetables to because you know they’re being used, they’re not going to rot in someone’s refrigerator,� says Kozak, who learned about the program from his son Ryan, who attends St. Thomas More Collegiate, where it’s based and where participants can drop their bounty during growing season. Kozak owes his gardening success to a lot of trial and error, and sage advice from some of his Italian co-workers, who seem to have the gift for growing hardwired in their genes.

“They know when to turn the dirt so it doesn’t tighten up,â€? says Kozak, who turns over his soil three times before planting. And while building a grid of concrete walkways between his beds may seem like a lot of work, to a wisened gardener like Kozak, it not only affords him easier access to his plants, the concrete warmed by the sun also helps keep the slugs away. As he looks up to the slate sky threatening snow, Kozak smacks his lips in anticipation of that Âżrst warm tomato, seasoned with a dash of salt. “I think about it all winter,â€? he says, smiling. • Plant a Row, Grow a Row will be hosting its 13th annual Spring Gardeners’ Party on March 15, at 6 p.m. at St. Thomas More. Experts like Brian Minter, the organization’s national spokesperson, and Lee Valley Tools’ June Hewko will be among the experts on hand to dispense advice. Admission is free, although donations of non-perishable food items for the Food Bank are appreciated.

Two more locals charged in riot case Crown counsel has approved 18 more charges against seven suspects in the Stanley Cup riot last June, including two Burnaby youth. Two 16-year-old Burnaby residents, a boy and a girl, have each been charged with participating in a riot and mischief. As suspected young offenders, their names are being withheld. Crown has now approved a

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Michelle Murray, the executive director of Keep A Breast Canada, gets a little pampering from Linh Nguyen, the manager at Trinity Salon and Spa, which will be hosting a Treasure Chest event on Monday, March 12 for breast cancer survivors to get a plaster cast made of their breasts as well as a manicure. MARIO BARTEL NEWSLEADER

The breast of care Mario Bartel photo@burnabynewsleader.com

Art has a way of getting people to talk. Which is just what Michelle Murray hopes will happen with the Treasure Chest Spa Day being held at the Trinity Salon and Spa in Burnaby on Monday, March 12. Murray is executive director of Keep A Breast Canada, a registered charity that seeks to educate women about breast cancer, its prevention and detection as well as support for its survivors. She’s organized the ¿rst Treasure Chest event to be held in the Lower Mainland as a way to empower breast cancer survivors as well as those women currently battling the disease to talk about their experiences and perhaps feel better about themselves. The spa day, which is open to women who’ve been newly diagnosed with breast cancer or who have survived its ravages, achieves this with a little pampering and a team of skilled volunteers who will make plaster breast casts that can be painted, decorated and displayed as works of art. By committing their torsos to ¿ve or six layers of gauze strips slathered in wet, gooey plaster, Murray says women have a chance to share their stories as well as forever capture a moment in their journey back to health.

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disease, says Murray. And when they’re done, many will proudly display them in their homes, further breaking down barriers. “People don’t see (the breast cast) as threatening because it’s so beautiful,” says Murray. “People share more now. It’s okay for others to know they’ve had breast cancer.”

Treasure Chest takes place Monday, March 12, noon to 3 p.m. at Trinity Salon and Spa, 4138 Dawson St., Burnaby. It’s open to breast cancer survivors or those recently diagnosed, but space is limited. For more information, contact Kirsten Woo at kirstenwoo@hotmail. com.

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included in the $6.50 admission fee for this special event. The museum is open noon to 4 p.m. daily, with performances at 1 and 2:30 p.m. On Monday, March 19 and Tuesday, March 20, the Elwoodettes Marionettes perform their Easter show, The Egg Detector. Neale Bacon and his Crazy Critters will perform on Wednesday, March 21, re-interpreting the vaudevillestyle art of ventriloquism for modern families. Miryana Heath performs The Princess and the Pea on Thursday, March 22 and Friday, March 23. Heath’s show combines lavish costumes, classical music and beautiful puppets. On Saturday, March 24, the Lost and Found Puppet Co. will

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Musical ventriloquist Kellie Haines will be one of the performers at the Burnaby Village Museum’s spring break this March 19-25.

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Tenugui-Design Excellence in Japanese Daily Life: Showcasing the roots of the unique art form of designing the multi-purpose traditional textile. When: Jan. 13 to March 24. Where: National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre, 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby. Info: 604-7777000 or www.jcnm.ca. Burnaby Artist Guild: We l c o m e s new members interested in painting, beginners or established painters. When: Meetings held each Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Info: Judy Smith, 604-682-6720.


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How to Disappear Completely: The Chop Theatre presents a one-man show which follows the true story of a mother’s life and the unique circumstances surrounding her death. When: March 7-10, 8 p.m. Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts,

Free seminars for unpaid family caregivers to elderly family members: Understand community resources, how to navigate the system, dementia, end-of-life care, etc. Free. When: Saturdays, March 10-31, 10:15

a.m.-12:15 p.m. Where: McGill Library, 4595 Albert St., Burnaby. Info and register: Katherine Willett, gerontologist, 604-2410485. Registration ends March 9. The Wild Weathers book launch and reading: The Wild Weathers: a gathering of love poems by Berenice Freedome, Franci Louann and Lynda Grace Philippsen and guests. When:

Sunday, March 11, 1 to 3 p.m. Where: Renaissance Books, 4 3 — 6 t h S t . , N ew Westminster. Info: 604-525-4566 or www. renaissancebookstore. com or www.leafpress. ca” www.leafpress.ca. Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra: The professional training orchestra returns with Maestro Ken Hsieh at the podium and featuring 18-year-old pianist Hannah Han, a former student of Edward J. Parker and Ian Parker, performing Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, the only piano concerto Schumann completed. Also included in the program are works by Rossini, Dvorak, Beethoven and a new piece by composer in residence, Alain Mayrand. When: Sunday, March 11, 2 p.m. Where: Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 M a c P h e r s o n Av e . , Burnaby. Tickets: $25, at www.vmocanada.com, 604-876-9397, tickets@ vmocanada.com.

Wills and power of attorney free law workshop: Learn how to write a will, how marriage and divorce can affect a will, what is included in the executor’s duties, and what is meant by the term “living will”. Also included will be information on a Power of Attorney Agreement. The person appointed as power of attorney acts on your behalf on matters that you specify. Important essentials on these topics will be covered and there will be time for questions at the end. When: Monday, March 12, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Where: Program Room, Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch, 6100 Willingdon Ave., Burnaby. Register: www.bpl.bc.ca/events or 604-436-5400.

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Friday, March 9, 2012 NewsLeader A15

Telus intends to spend $3 billion, hire 1,300 Telecom Àrm promises ambitious expansion plan Jeff Nagel jnagel@blackpress.ca

Telus unveiled plans last Friday to invest $3 billion on new technology and its operations in B.C. over the next three years. The telecommunications company says its plans include an expansion of its advanced wireless and wireline broadband networks, as well as the Telus’s $3 billion plan includes construction of a $750-million project in downtown construction of Telus Vancouver. Garden, its $750-million of¿ce and residential - Rollout of its 4G LTE remote communities, along with development in downtown wireless network this year to extended wireless coverage on Vancouver. Burnaby, Delta, North Vancouver, remote B.C. highways. The ¿rm, B.C.’s largest private Richmond, Coquitlam, Langley, “We are building the sector employer, plans to hire Maple Ridge, Surrey/White Rock, communications technology and another 1,300 people across Hope, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, infrastructure that will help B.C. the province as a result of the Victoria, Whistler, Nanaimo, companies compete on the world expansion program – 500 to build Kamloops, Kelowna, Penticton, stage, create local employment Telus Garden and 800 to support Vernon, Prince George and opportunities, and advance its Optik TV and wireless growth Dawson Creek. healthcare and education across projects. - Extension of high speed the province,” Telus president and Telus plans include: Internet to more rural and CEO Darren Entwistle said.

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guest speakers from the City of Burnaby archives and Burnaby Village Museum. When: Wednesday, March 14, 7 p.m. Where: McGill Branch, Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St., Burnaby. Free but space limited. Info or to register: 604 2998955 or in person at the library.

History in the Heights: Learn about the early pioneers of Burnaby Heights and how to research information on neighbourhood including the history of heritage homes, churches and businesses. The Burnaby Heights Neighbourhood Association presents

Spring Party for Plant a Row, Grow a Row: Learn more about planting an extra row of vegetables to donate to the food bank. Well known local experts including Brian Minter and Conway Lum, and will give valuable tips on growing fruits and vegetables. There will be refreshments and door prizes from West Coast Seeds and GardenWise Magazine. When: Thursday, March 15, 6 p.m. Where: St. Thomas More Collegiate, 7450 12th Ave., Burnaby. Admission free, but a donation would be appreciated of a nonperishable food item for the food bank.

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Country Legends – A Tribute to Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash: Sara-Jeanne Hosie has received many glowing reviews for her amazing rendition of Patsy Cline. David James & Big River is North America’s favourite Johnny Cash tribute act performing all of the hits spanning five decades of Johnny’s career. When: Thursday, March 15, 7:30 p.m. Where: Massey Theatre, 735 Eighth Ave., New Westminster. Tickets: $44 at 604-521-5050 or www.masseytheatre. com.

Safe Harbour workshop: The Safe Harbour: Respect for All Program invites local businesses, agencies and public institutions to make an on-going commitment to providing equitable service to all community members in a proactive and visible way to welcome all forms of diversity. Workshops a re i n t e n d e d f o r managers, frontline staff and customer service. Topics include exploring stereotyping and assumptions, how to create welcome and inclusive workplaces and how to address discrimination. When: Friday, March 16, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Where: Vancity – South Slope Branch, 7384 Market Crossing, Burnaby. Cost: Free. Registration deadline: March 15. Register: Branka at 604431-0400 or Branka@ sbnh.ca. Info: www. safeharbour.ca.

Jan Ken Pon! Family Games Day: Bring yo u r ch i l d r e n t o experience over 20 traditional Japanese heritage games and toys at National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre. When: Saturday, March 17, 1-4 p.m. Where: National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre, 6688 Southoaks Cr., Burnaby. Tickets: $5 for child, accompanying adults are free. Info and tickets: 604-777-7000 or www.nikkeiplace.org.

Pancakes, Sausages & OJ Breakfast: Come and enjoy this breakfast put on by St. Barnabas Church. The event is by donation. When: Saturday, March 17, 8:30-11 a.m. Where: St. Barnabas Church, 1010 5th Ave., New Westminster.

Pancake breakfast: The New Westminster Lions Club is hosting a pancake breakfast. When: Saturday March 17, 8:30 to 11 a.m. Where: St. Barnabas Church, 1010 5th Ave., New Westminster. Cost: By donation.

Fresco: Come see this production about this little-known event global event that shaped the Italian Canadian landscape in Western Canada. When: Wednesday, March 21- Saturday, March 24, 8 p.m. Where: James Cowan T h e a t re, S h a d b o l t Centre, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Tickets: $15. Info and tickets: www.shadboltcentre. com or 604-205-3000.


Friday, March 9, 2012 NewsLeader A17

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Big man on South campus off to big city Rebels post Nick Irvine to play for University of Toronto Blues next season Grant Granger ggranger@burnabynewsleader.com

Before beginning Grade 12 last September, Burnaby South’s big man on campus and the hardwood, Nick Irvine, wasn’t getting a lot of love from the university hoops programs in this neck of the woods. Then, out of the blue, he got a call from University of Toronto Blues assistant coach Mike De Giorgio saying they were interested in him. Irvine’s reaction was, “Wow! Somebody from across the country wants me.” The two kept in touch and Irvine Àew east for a visit to the campus. Now the 6-foot-7 Rebels post is committed to play in the centre of the universe starting next season. To Irvine, it was the right ¿t. He’s a big city kind of guy, and he preferred the idea of getting out of town to spread his wings when he went to university. “There’s nothing better than the biggest city in Canada. I love the campus, it’s right in the middle of downtown, everything’s close. It was perfect,” says Irvine, who also consider an offer from McGill University in Montreal, another strong academic school located in the downtown of a large metropolis “It would be a good experience for me to get out and live on my own, and get to see another part of Canada.” His 91 per cent average in the classroom was a big plus. That made it possible to get into a school that has one of the highest, if not the highest, academic standards in the country. “One of the things I did want to look for when I go to play post-secondary I wanted

education and Toronto was tops,” says Irvine, who intends to take life sciences with the possible end goal of becoming a pharmacist. His height helped, too. “I’m tall. A lot of their posts are graduating so they’re looking for ¿rst years to come in,” says Irvine. This past season, Irvine averaged 29 points and 13.5 rebounds a game. He realizes with so many big boys at the university level he might be better suited for a forward position instead of being the man in the middle. “I won’t be tall, I’ll pretty much ¿t in so I have to work on my perimeter skills a bit. I need to beef up,” says Irvine. “I do have a bit of an outside shot, but I want to expand it a bit more because it creates a bit of mismatches.” The Rebels began last season ranked in the top 10 in the province, but ended it by not making it to the provincial AAA championship in Langley next week. “Last year with our team we felt we were best and came up short at the wrong time,” says Irvine. “We competed, but it sucks that we lost. We were capable of making provincials but we weren’t on our game at the right time, that’s what it came down to.” He’s reluctant to hit the freeway to go watch any of next weekend’s proceedings, for good reason. “I like watching basketball, but it kind of stings a bit when you think you should be there,” says Irvine. Fortunately for him, Irvine will have ¿ve years with the Blues to kick any blues he has over his high school disappointment.

Burnaby South’s Nick Irvine will be taking his 6-foot-7 frame to the University of Toronto next year. MARIO BARTEL/NEWSLEADER

Clan’s Haberl hammers homer Despite a two-run home run bomb by Burnaby’s Kelsey Haberl, the Simon Fraser University women’s softball team were defeated 18-6 by the Montana State University Billings Yellowjackets 18-6 Monday. Brittany Ribeiro of Burnaby also had a run-scoring double.

Belle SFU’s best on links Michael Belle of Burnaby was the Clan’s top ¿nisher coming in 13th at the Point Loma Nazarene invitational golf tournament in San Diego on Tuesday. Belle shot 76-77-71-224 in the three-round tournament that saw SFU come in 10th place.

Burnaby boys score in win MARIO BARTEL/NEWSLEADER

SFU Clan midÀelder Travis Hayes ducks a check from an Oregon defender in a PNCLL Àeld lacrosse game, Saturday at Terry Fox Field. Oregon won 20-13.

In men’s ¿eld lacrosse, SFU downed the University of Florida 15-9 Monday. Burnaby South Grad Iain Vickars scored for SFU while Mitch Frank of Burnaby, who went to St. Thomas More Collegiate, scored a shorthanded marker.

Giants top midget team in B.C again The Vancouver North West Giants, based out of the Burnaby Winter Club, Ànished Àrst as the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League season came to an end last weekend. The Giants topped the standings for the Àfth consecutive year with a 29-5-6 record. The squad along with the second-place Cariboo Cougars will await the winners of this weekend’s quarter-Ànal clashes featuring the Vancouver North East Chiefs against the Valley West Hawks and the Okanagan Rockets taking on the Greater Vancouver Canadians.


A18 NewsLeader Friday, March 9, 2012

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A Burnaby Lake ball carrier pitches off a pass just as he’s caught by a Calgary Irish tackler in a U-16 exhibition match Saturday at Burnaby Lake Fields. Elsewhere, Burnaby Lake Rugby Club’s premier division team improved to 6-1 with an 18-12 victory over the UBC Old Boys Ravens last Saturday. Gareth Morrey-Jones and Esava Nakulanisa scored a try apiece while Geoff Ryan contributed eight points with two penalty kicks and a convert. In Àrst division play, Burnaby Lake ran over the Ravens 72-0 while the premier league women’s team smashed Simon Fraser University 53-0.

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Clan hires offensive coordinator The Simon Fraser football squad has hired former Brigham Young University backup quarterback Jason Beck as its new offensive coordinator. Beck spent the last three season as quarterback coach at Weber State, and before that was a graduate assistant at BYU. At Weber, his quarterback, Cameron Higgins became the Big Sky Conference’s all-time leader in touchdowns, and all-time passing leader. Prior to that, he was a graduate assistant with the NCAA Division I powerhouse Lousiana State University Tigers for two seasons.

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• A brief presentation at 7:15 p.m. outlining the current community status, followed by a drop-in style open house where you can discuss options for Hamilton • An opportunity for you to provide feedback by completing a survey • Child minding onsite • Refreshments

For more information On March 13, 2012, we will also launch a Hamilton Area Plan Update website which can be accessed through www.richmond.ca, www.orisconsulting.ca or www.placespeak.com. These websites will provide ongoing information on the Hamilton Area Plan Update process. For more information, please email hamiltonplan@richmond.ca or call Mark McMullen, Senior Co-ordinator, Major Projects at 604-276-4196. We look forward to meeting you and hearing about what you think.

City of Richmond | 6911 No. 3 Rd. Richmond BC V6Y 2C1 | Tel: 604-276-4000

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Join up to 250 people for this first annual 5K fun run & walk, running or walking around one of Burnaby's most picturesque parks. Participants of all ages and abilities are welcome. A great way to keep fit and meet new friends. Registration packages are available only at Edmonds Community Centre for 55+. For information and registration please call 604-297-4400.

Gold level community partners

Saturday, May 26 8:30-10:30am Deer Lake Beach Parking Lot 5435 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby Price before April 14 $10.00 per child 12 years & under $20.00 per adult Price on April 14 and after $15.00 per child 12 years & under $25.00 per adult Official T-shirt and water bottle included

Silver level community partners

Prices do not include tax.

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TH GRAND OPENING MARCH COMING10SOON. GRAND OPENING . Northbank is a collection of 109 stunning hi-rise view homes in New Westminster. 'FBUVSJOHMBSHFSUIBOBWFSBHFBOEXFMMUIPVHIUPVUnPPSQMBOT ZPVSFDFSUBJOUPmOE BIPNFQFSGFDUGPSZPVSOFFET &WFSZ/PSUICBOLIPNFPGGFSTWJFXTVQPSEPXOUIF'SBTFS3JWFS-POHriver views TUBSUGSPN  10% deposit for a limited time.

REGISTER TODAY: northbank.ca 604.523.0081 PRESENTATION CENTRE AT 18 BEGBIE This is not an offering for sale. Developer reserves the right to make changes to the pricing without notice. E. & O.E.


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LIVEATLIFT.CA This is not an offering for sale, as such an offering can only be made by a disclosure statement. E.&O.E.

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Architecture just one amazing feature at Evelyn

Not your average tower development Set into the West Vancouver hillside, Onni’s Evelyn seems to be growing out of the mountain. With a unique design and amazing features, buyers are already snapping up the suites. “You can’t really compare this to a runof-the-mill tower,” says Onni sales manager Nick Belmar. “You won’t find another project with this design and architecture.” The architecture of Evelyn is seriously stunning, with floor-to-ceiling glass windows that let in huge amounts of light, and a stepped design that means the terraces become the roofs of the homes below. This makes for incredible southfacing views, and a quiet atmosphere as every home feels more private. The terraces range from 100 to 1,600 square feet, so

there is no shortage of outdoor entertaining potential. The buildings almost seem to flow down the hillside, making for a very natural feel to the entire project. The first phase includes 105 homes in two different building styles, Cliffside and At Forest’s Edge. “There is a good amount of green space around,” says Belmar. “The way the project was designed (means it) blends into the landscape ... it’s very impressive.” West Vancouver is one of the most highly sought-after communities in the Lower Mainland, and buyers are able to find much to love there. Homes at Evelyn start at $759,900. For more information, visit www.onni.com/ evelyn or call 604-922-0330.

Finding a home away from home

Catch cabin fever at the BC Log Home, Timber Frame & Country Living Show in Abbotsford by Kerry Vital

If you’ve ever wanted to know more about log or timber frame homes, or are looking for something new for your home away from home, the BC Log Home, Timber Frame and Country Living Show is the perfect place for you to be on March 10 and 11. Taking place at the Tradex in Abbotsford from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, exhibitors will be ready and waiting to answer your every question. Organizers expect close to 100 booths and some full-size log structures to be showcased at the event. Attendees will be able to browse the latest products and check out the newest technology from companies at the top of the log and timber frame home industry, as well as learn about the latest trends and services, such as generators, outdoor furniture, hot tubs, awnings, watersports and accessories, and alternative energy. This year is expected to be a fantastic year for the industry, as the government has recently earmarked funds to continue its growth. “Many members I have spoken to have seen a dramatic increase in interest from U.S. buyers in the last

six months, and western Canada has shown a lot of promise,” says BC Log and Timber Industry Association board member and general manger with Sitka Log Homes Walter Bramsleven. “As well, with B.C. leading the way toward proving energy efficiency and setting some basic standards such as blower door analysis and thermal testing, we once again will be the trend-setting builders in the log and timber frame world.” With vacation cabins continuing to grow in popularity and timber frame homes also becoming a trend, this show is coming at just the right time. The show has been dubbed one of the best and biggest in Canada, so those interested in finding out more about this type of home will find everything they could possibly imagine under one roof. Tickets are available at the Tradex ticket counter on the day of the show. For more information, visit www. bclogandcountrylivingshow.ca.

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Roughly 100 booths will be featured at this year’s BC Log Home, Timber Frame and Country Living Show, taking place in Abbotsford on March 10 and 11. Attendees will find plenty of information about all facets of log and timber frame homes.


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A World of Difference.

NOW SELLING

MAPLE RIDGE

Kanaka Creek 3 & 4 BED TOWNHOMES from $299,900 Situated in an established Maple Ridge neighbourhood next to Kanaka Creek Elementary School, this is a place perfect for growing families. Visit us at 11176 Gilker Hill Road. Open 12-5pm daily. 604 - 476 -1188

SURREY

Bishop Creek 3 BED TOWNHOMES from the mid $300’s Nestled between Harold Bishop Elementary School and mature parkland, Bishop Creek is close to both nature and convenient amenities. Register now – bluetreehomes.ca or 604-588-0005

COQUITLAM

Mackin Park 1- 2 BED MODERN APARTMENTS from the low $200’s Situated in Maillardville, the historic heart of Coquitlam, these homes will be unrivalled in their proximity and access to all parts of Metro Vancouver. Register now – bluetreehomes.ca

Mackin Park Kanaka pricing subject to change without notice. HST not included. This is not an offering for sale. Such an offering can only be made by way of a disclosure statement. E.&O.E.

See more at bluetreehomes.ca


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Buy a Power Smart home, save three ways Save now, and save later: not many homes can promise you that. But when you buy a home from a Power Smart New Home Builder you’ll save money, including reduced mortgage insurance and lower monthly bills. An EnerGuide label is your assurance that the home is independently rated to be energy-efficient. And don’t forget, an energyefficient home is more comfortable too. Layout, amenities, and those much-promoted granite countertops. There’s a lot to think about when you’re buying a new home. But there’s one feature that can make a positive difference to your wallet when you purchase, and every month that you own your home. Choosing a Power Smart New Home gives home buyers an easy way to find a home that is designed and built to save energy. “Buying an energy-efficient home is one of the best ways to maximize your home budget,” says Doug Overholt, representative for BC Hydro’s Power Smart New Home program. “If you save on expenses, you can afford more mortgage. But many new homes are not built with energy efficiency in mind - so looking for the EnerGuide label is wise.” An EnerGuide rating is a standard measure of a home’s energy performance, rated on a scale of 0 to 100. A rating of 0 represents a home with major air leakage, no insulation and extremely high energy consumption. A rating of 100 represents a house that is airtight, well insulated, sufficiently ventilated and requires no purchased energy. The first benefit you’ll find is on your mortgage insurance: Power Smart New Homes qualify for a 10 per cent refund on Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation Mortgage

Buying an energy-efficient home is one of the best ways to maximize your home budget,” says Doug Overholt, representative for BC Hydro’s Power Smart New Home program. “If you save on expenses, you can afford more mortgage.”

Insurance. You’ll also save on your monthly bills. Homes that are rated EnerGuide 80 use at least 30 per cent less energy than an average new home. That’s money in your pocket every month – especially great when energy costs are only expected to rise. Buy a home with a rating higher than EnerGuide 80, and save even more. The third benefit is resale value; as energy costs rise and green building continues to gain popularity, a home that demonstrates its efficiency will likely hold its value as compared to one that is inefficient with high monthly operating costs. There are other benefits as well, Overholt says. “Builders who are smart about energy efficiency are adopting improved building practices and making use of new technologies. Their homes are more comfortable – cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter – while using less energy overall. It’s hard to add energy efficiency later; you need to get it built in from the start.” The Power Smart New Home program gives you an easy way to find houses, townhomes, and condos that are designed to save energy. For more information and to find your energy efficient dream home, check out the full listing of Power Smart New Home Builders and featured developments at bchydro.com/pshomes.

WE MAKE IT EASY TO FIND A HOME THAT’S BUILT TO SAVE. NOT ALL NEW HOMES ARE BUILT WITH ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN MIND. That’s why it pays to look for a Power Smart New Home Builder when shopping for your next home. Power Smart New Homes are independently rated EnerGuide 80 or higher, which means they use at least 30% less energy than an average new home. And since they’re built the smart way, they stay cooler in the summer and cozier in the winter—all while saving you money for years to come.

Find your Power Smart New Home Builder at bchydro.com/pshome


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T R A D I T I O NA L ST Y L E & CO N T E M PO R A RY E L EGA N C E

NOW SELLING

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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FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

INDEX IN BRIEF FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . . . . . . 1-8 COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . 9-57 TRAVEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61-76 CHILDREN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-98 EMPLOYMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . 203-387 PETS & LIVESTOCK . . . . . . . . . . . 453-483 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE . . . . . . 503-587 REAL ESTATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 603-696 RENTALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 703-757 AUTOMOTIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 804-862 MARINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 903-920

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DISCRIMINATORY LEGISLATION Advertisers are reminded that Provincial legislation forbids the publication of any advertisement which discriminates against any person because of race, religion, sex, color, nationality, ancestry or place of origin, or age, unless the condition is justified by a bona fide requirement for the work involved.

COPYRIGHT Copyright and/or properties subsist in all advertisements and in all other material appearing in this edition of bcclassified.com. Permission to reproduce wholly or in part and in any form whatsoever, particularly by a photographic or offset process in a publication must be obtained in writing from the publisher. Any unauthorized reproduction will be subject to recourse in law.

Advertise across Advertise across the the Advertise across the Lower Mainland Mainland in Lower in lower mainland in the 18 best-read the 18 best-read thecommunity 17 best-read community community newspapers and newspapers and newspapers. dailies. 53 dailies. ON THE WEB: ON THE WEB:

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FOSTER/SOCIAL CARE

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O/O with 1T needed for office supply company. Send resumes to gordt@costlessexpress.com

HELP WANTED

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HELP WANTED

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

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: jobs@bstmanagement.net or Call: 604-214-3161

a long-time resident of the Burnaby area, passed away Wednesday the 29th of February at the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster at the age of 80. Born on April 30,1931 in Vernon, June spent the majority of her years within her home Province of British Columbia, but was a traveller at heart. In the 1960’s she worked at the Chateau Lake Louise in Alberta, and in the small community of Ocean Falls, BC, before moving back to the Lower Mainland. June was a fixture of her community and donated to a number of charities including; the World Wildlife Federation, the Knowledge Network, the Christian Children’s Fund, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and many others. June loved good food and socializing, enjoyed going to movies and singing in the choir with friends, and had a wonderful smile that could light up a room. Her brother David, sister Louise and nephew Christopher survive her. In place of flowers, please make a donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association. June had requested that there be no formal service, but a Memorial Tea will be held in her honour this Saturday, March 10th at 11 AM in the lounge at 9210 Salish Court.

DRIVER. Class 1 Drivers wanted. Offering top pay. Close to home. Home most weekends. Family comes first! 1 year flat deck exp. & border crossing a must. Fax resume & driver abstract to 604-853-4179.

Getting a job couldn’t be easier!

Aldergrove Company looking for a permanent full - time CSR. Position details include but are not limited to order entry, border paperwork, and various types of correspondence. Proficient exp. with Accpac, excel and word an asset. Benefits offered after 3 mths. Please e-mail your resume with cover letter stating wage expectation to mgratwicke812@gmail.com

HELP WANTED .

All Ages, All Ethnicities

We need 12 CSR reps now! F/T ASSISTANT MANAGER (Burnaby) Shilla Tours & Travel Ltd. 3-5 yrs exp. College grad. Eng/Korean is beneficial $21.50/H Fax: 604-516-0328 Grand Career Fair Gateway Casinos

EXPERIENCED Lane Closure Tech’s and Traffic Control people req’d. immediately. 604-996-2551 or email Traffic_King@shaw.ca

PAID training. F/T Hours Benefits after 6 months Must be outgoing!!! ERICA @ 604-777-2195

If you can stay up after 10 pm We Have a Job for You. Wednesday March 14th, 2012 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm The Red Bar at Starlight Casino 350 Gifford Street New Westminster, BC V3M 7A3

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Advertising Representative 109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Vancouver's Urban Weekly, is seeking a full time retail advertising/ marketing representative. This opportunity is for a results oriented individual. Candidates for this position will possess the ability to service existing clients and develop new business in an extensive and varied territory. Must enjoy outside sales.

Our work environment sets industry standards for professionalism and combines a salary/benefit package designed to attract and retain outstanding employees. v

Families, Kids, Tots & Teens!! Register Now Busy Film Season

UP TO $20/HR

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

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CUSTOMER SERVICE REP.

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CALL 604-558-2278

If you have a proven track record in sales and customer service, thrive on working in a fast-paced environment, are highly motivated, career oriented with strong organization and communication skills, we would like to hear from you.

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

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EDUCATION

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LOST AND FOUND

to Every Hunter in BC! Advertise in The BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis 2012-2014 publication. Increased circulation 250,000 copies! Tremendous Reach, Two Year Edition! Contact Annemarie at 1 800 661 6335 or hunt@blackpress.ca

WE’RE ON THE WEB

Get Practical Skills That Get Jobs

FOUND: I-Phone on Feb 21 at Nelson / Bennett. Please call to identify. (604)433-7121

ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS

Van Kam Freightways’ group of companies requires Owner Operators and Class 1 Company drivers to be based out of our Surrey Terminal. Applicants must have winter and mountain driving exp./training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package. Call Bev at 1-800-663-0900/ 604968-5488 or send a detailed resume and current driver’s abstract. (For owner operators, provide details of your truck) to: careers@vankam.com Fax, 604-587-9889 Van Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. Thank you for your interest however only those of interest to us will be contacted.

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR TRAINING

INFORMATION

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Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.bc.ca

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WOULD Sharon Malone that was a chum of Cunningham or Gerrie Phelan that attacked my private phone the Rose of Sharon Church.

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Call Christy 604-436-2472 for available routes email Email circulation@burnaby newsleader.com

Advertising Representative

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Deliver newspapers (2x per week) on Wednesdays and Fridays in your area. Papers are dropped off at your home with the flyers pre-inserted!

Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking bcclassified.com for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

Heavy Duty Mechanic Vernon,BC Required for maintenance and repairs of mechanical,electrical, hydraulic systems, & diesel, 2 & 4 stroke engines. For details or to apply: e-mail hr@nor-val.com

CARRIERS NEEDED YOUTH and ADULTS

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AGREEMENT

DISTRIBUTORS

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

Please send your application in confidence to: Gail Nugent Advertising Manager WE 280-1770 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC V6J 3G7 email: admanager@WEVancouver.com

Burnaby NewsLeader New Westminster NewsLeader This is a fantastic opportunity to develop a rewarding career in advertising and marketing. The Burnaby NewsLeader & New Westminster NewsLeader are divisions of Black Press Ltd., Canada’s largest independent newspaper company, with more than 180 community, daily and urban newspapers in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii, and extensive online operations with over 250 websites. Black Press is also Western Canada’s largest privately-held commercial printer with 14 printing plants. The NewsLeader is the recent recipient of the Suburban Newspapers of America 2009 First Place Best Community Newspaper, circulation 37,500+, plus has won or been nominated in eleven categories for the 2010 SNAs, CCNAs, and BCYCNAs, including winning a CCNA Blue Ribbon award. If you are a highly creative individual with an ability to multi-task in a fast-paced team environment and have good interpersonal and sales skills, we would like to meet you. To apply, please forward your resume with a cover letter to: Jean Hincks, Publisher 7438 Fraser Park Drive Burnaby, BC V5J 5B9 Email: publisher@burnabynewsleader.com publisher@newwestnewsleader.com Deadline for applications is: March 16, 2012

Closing date: March 15, 2012

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LABOURERS

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 160

TRADES, TECHNICAL

LABOURERS CIVIL & PARK CONSTRUCTORS Seeks Labourers for project in Surrey. Must have own vehicle. Min. 2 year experience in construction labor. Fulltime $16 - $20 (depending on experience) Plus OVERTIME and BENEFITS Fax resume to 604-507-4711 or Email: Paul.orourke@wilcocivil.ca www.wilcocivil.ca

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MEDICAL/DENTAL

Relief LPN, experienced in giving injections required for busy medical clinic in Coquitlam. Please fax resume to: 604-939-7781.

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

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

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

HARD CHROMED PLATER Prefer experience in the hard chrome plating industry. 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: Bob.boudreau@wartsila.com 1771 Savage Rd, Richmond, B.C V6V 1R1 Fax: 604-244-1181 www.wartsila.com Concrete Form Stripper(F/t)(New Westminster)(1-2 year exp)Soboco Construction Ltd Sal$19/hr. Duties:Erect and dismantle concrete forms, scaffolding, ramps, catwalks and perform related tasks. Mix, pour and spread materials such as concrete. Fax resume: 604-299-6460 or email :ahallgate@bosaconstruction.com

GAS MECHANIC for busy logging company in the Fraser Valley Area. Must have valid BC drivers licence and good work ethic. Ticketed mechanic’s are considered an asset.

Competitive Wages & Benefits After 3 mos. Please fax 604-796-0318 or e-mail: mikayla.tamihilog@shaw.ca

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CASHIERS/STORE CLERK req’d Your Dollar Store With More New West. P/T & F/T positions. Must be available for some week- day and weekend shifts.Retail exp an asset. Please email resume to ydswmnewwest@gmail.com Attn: Store Manager - new store hiring

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JPK CONTRACTORS requires rough carpenters/joiners as soon as possible. Responsibilities: framing walls, roof structures, windows, doors, assemble and join wood components, install floor beams, follow blueprints. Full-time, 24.50$/hour, Metro Vancouver jobsites. Ideal candidate with high school completion and at least four years experience as joiner/carpenter. Please contact us at jpkcontractorsca@gmail.com.

SALES

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One affordable monthly payment interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not the creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca

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PRESSURE WASHING POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Call Ian 604-724-6373

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS AT NORTHWEST ROOFING Re-roofing, Repair & New Roof Specialists. Work Guar. WCB.10% Senior’s. Disc. Jag 778-892-1530 GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters. $80. 604-240-5362

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PETS

AMERICAN Cocker Spaniel pups. P/B. 1 shots, family raised. Ready for good home $750 firm 604-826-3655

BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies. 3 females vet chckd, 1st shots. $950. Langley.778-241-5504

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

.Jim’s Moving Winter Service

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS 236

CLEANING SERVICES

DETAILED EUROPEAN CLEANING.

Efficient, Reliable, Friendly, Bonded Excellent References with 18 yrs of experience. Call Ivet: 778-235-4070 LICENCED & INSURED Cleaning Service. Res./Comm. Wkly/Bi-Wkly Free Quotes. Call 604-363-2475.

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

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For all your concrete services, gov’t cert’d, consulting, repairs, restoration, prep, place & finish, any style. Chekc our website www.vdcs.ca

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PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com

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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

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LOVING home sought for Wiley, male, 14 years young, neutered cat. Is healthy, extremely affectionate. Comes with some food, litter, litter tray etc. Phone: 604-522-0151 or email musser@telus.net

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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NEW WEST ELECTRICIAN Small Jobs. Renovations, Panels. Elec. Heat, Lighting, Repairs. Call (604)591-7621

PERSONAL SERVICES

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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. www.pioneerwest.com

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

RV SALES REP needed for asap! We need someone to join the Voyager RV sales team! We have a rare opening for an energetic & effective RV salesperson, to start this Spring! It’s an amazing opportunity to sell the industry’s top selling RV brands (Jayco, Itasca, Winnebago towables, Northern Lite & more!) and work at the BC Interior’s Largest RV dealer. Email resumes to sales@voyagerrv.ca or fax to 250766-4640.

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NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com

NORWEGIAN ELKHOUND pups. Dewormed, 1st vaccination. Ready March 15 - 21st. 604-823-2259 mitzvig@hotmail.ca

Purebred registered Havanese pups, great disposition, litter trained, 1st shots, many different colors to choose from, great pets for any family. For information call 1-250-8324923 or 1-250-517-7579. Springer/Lab cross pups, vet check, 1st shots, eager and social $350, 604-823-6739 afternoons/evenings.

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SUITES, UPPER

MILLARDVILLE. 2 bdrm upper. N/S. N/P. Adult oriented. Laundry & hydro incl. $825. Avail. April 1. 604937-7161 after 6 p.m.

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PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1030/mo - $1134/mo. Shares req’d. Close to WCE, schools & shopping. No subsidy available. 19225 119th Ave. For more info & to book an appt. call 604-465-1938

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BURNABY recent reno spac 1 bdrm g/l suite, quiet street. 6 appls, close to Edmonds skytrain NS/NP. $825 + utils. Avail Mar 15th/Apr 1st. Call: 604-777-9943

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

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ROOMS FOR RENT

Burnaby 2 bdrm lge livrm cls to bus BCIT SFU. Walk to Deer Lake. Absolutely NS/NP. Quiet tenant. $850 incl hydro/cbl Apr 1. 778-855-7471

BRIDGEVIEW FLEA MARKET Every Sunday, Year Round, 80 Vendors 7am-3pm, 11475-126a St. Sry. Info./Book Table 604-625-3208

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40’ DUTCH STAR with Cummings turbo diesel, less than 59,000 mi. Always stored indoors, looks like new, economical to operate, 2 slides, din. booth, 2 a/cond, 2 TV’s, 2 CD & 2 VHS players, ldry., propane generator (6500W). Must be seen. 604-854-3266

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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HOUSES FOR SALE

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COQUITLAM CTR; 2 bdrm apt, u/g prkg, all appls, big patio, Mar 15th. $1100/mo. NP/NS. (604)377-8093. BURNABY

MAPLE PLACE TOWERS 1 Bdrm Apts starting at $950 2 Bdrm Apts starting at $1200 Heat and hot water included. Dishwasher, fridge, stove, balcony, shared laundry. Avail Immed. Close to amen, schools and mall.

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ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

1977 PORSCHE TARGA, 6 cyl, 12,000 kms, green, excellent cond., $9950. Call: (604)921-9162

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Move-Allowance 1/2 mo. Rent FREE! Bright, large 1 bedroom for rent in a newly reno’d building. Large balcony, freshly painted with hardwood floors. 2 Min walk to Highgate Mall & all major transit.

Please call 778-994-2334 COQUITLAM: 2 bdrm 2 bthrm- 996 sf. Cls to shopping, Douglas College & amen. March 1. N/s, N/p. $1350/mo. Call 604-941-3259 Coquitlam Ctr 2 bdrm bright g/l, fresh paint, inste ldry f/p, patio, prkg strg, NS/NP $1175. 604-767-0599 MAPLE Ridge dntwn Urbano complex, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, inste w/d, f/p, deck, 2 u/g prkg. Nr amens. NS/NP.

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NEW WEST bach $650; lrg 1 bdrm $780. Balc. 8th St. FREE HT/HW. Nr shops. 604-781-1846, 937-5427

1994 Buick Regal, AirCared. 99,000 kms. 4 new tires. Needs TLC. $700. Call 604-534-0923

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1997 BUICK LESABRE LTD leather, 139 kms, prem. cond., one owner, $3900/obo. (778)565-4230 2000 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE. Silver,black top. 350 auto.Too much to list!! $24,900. Call 604-313-7014 2002 OLDSMOBILE INTRIGUE, senior driven, 89,000kms, $4500. Hope (604)869-7329 2008 PONTIAC G5 Coupe, 2/dr, auto, 44,000/km, CD player, new all season tires. $7500. 604-467-2901. 2008 PONTIAC WAVE, 4 dr sedan, auto, 150K, runs & looks good, white, $4850 firm. (604)538-9257

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Large newly renovated 1, 2 & 3 bdrm apts available in well-kept concrete building. New floors and appl’s. Freshly painted. Patio and large storage room inste. 3 laundries in bldg. Rent incl’s heat & hot water. Sauna & jacuzzi. 5 min. walk to skytrain, Douglas College & New West Quay. Close to all amenities. 211 11St. New West. Please call 604-834-1756 www.aptrentals.net

2001 HONDA ACCORD-4 dr. sedan, 4 cyl. auto, local, silver w/ grey cloth, 161k, pwr. options, A/C, very clean in/out. $6250 / 604.312.7415 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 2005 SUZUKI SWIFT HB,exc cond, all records, low miles, owner history $5000/obo.604-942-8171/506-4120

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PITT MEADOWS. 2 & 3 bdrm. in family complex. Close to bus, schools & shopping. Ref’s req’d. Small pets okay, $1075/$1175/mo. Avail. immed. 604-465-1938.

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

2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $7000 firm. Call 604-538-4883 2006 Nissan Frontier Crewcab 4x4 SE w/ canopy - all pwr. options, standard, local, no accident, 128K, exc. cond. Body lift, suspension, rims, tow hitch & loads of extras. $16,995 Call 604-916-7688

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2001 CHEVROLET ASTRO VAN 8 pass. white, mechanically sound, excellent cond. in & out. No accid. local. $3000 obo / 604.306.0144 2001 GMC SIERRA 4x4, ext’d cab, auto, green, 135K, $8000 firm. Call: (604)538-9257 2009 TOYOTA Tacoma TRD Sport truck, auto, 4x4, double cab, local, no accidents, warranty, 52K, silver. $27,995. Call 604-722-1362.

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New West Hyacks basketball star Ariana Sider is on her way to SFU.

City aims to be cultural capital

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Mark Bottrill, the coach at the Hyack Swim Club, says the while the pool is still adequate, the rest of the Canada Games facilities have become strained by demand, meaning his swimmers have very little space on the deck to do dryland workouts.

Pondering a pool’s future Canada Games Pool is not aging gracefully, and the city must decide either to renovate or replace it Grant Granger ggranger@newwestnewsleader.com

With apologies to W.P. Kinsella, New Westminster Hyack Swim Club coach Mark Bottrill says, “If you build it, we will come.” “It” is not a new baseball ¿eld. “It” is a new 10-lane pool on the Canada Games Pool property that would attract provincial, national and international meets and renovate the old one for the many other

recreational and competitive demands there are in the community. “We” is the swim community and water lovers. “If you build it, we will come. If there’s pool space to be had, we will try to ¿nd a way to program it,” insists Bottrill. Easier said than done. The Canada Games Pool (CGP) celebrates its 40th birthday this year. It’s not a young 40, though. Having undergone several minor facelifts, upgrades and tune-ups over the years, it is not aging gracefully. Major systems within the facility, such as mechanical, electrical and

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Games Pool. “It’s a good time. The facility hasn’t reached the end of its life, but we’re all aware of the challenges it’s going to face in the future, so the time to start talking about how we’re going to pay for this really is now,” says Cote. “It’s an incredibly important facility in New Westminster, and the city has to support it. I get a lot of people that express their appreciation of the facility, but you also get the comments that it’s dated and not a modern aquatic facility any more.”

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New Westminster wants to become a Cultural Capital of Canada in 2014 in order to capitalize on funding for the city. Every year, the Canadian Heritage ministry names three municipalities a cultural capital. If New West wins for 2014, the designation means up to $750,000 for a major arts and cultural celebration. The city has already committed, in principle, $250,000 if the bid succeeds. New Westminster has chosen to chase the 2014 designation because it will mark the city’s 155th anniversary, the new civic centre with all its cultural amenities will be open, the Westminster Pier Park will be in full swing and a new Massey Theatre will be in the planning stages, said a city press release. However, the city must come up with a proposal by the June 30 deadline so it is inviting groups and organizations to a forum at the Massey Theatre on Wednesday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. Groups are asked to RSVP by March 26 at info@masseytheatre. com or by calling 604-517-5900.


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QUEEN’S PARK MASTER PLAN

CITYPAGE NOTICE OF ROAD CLOSURE AND REMOVAL OF DEDICATION Monday, March 26, 2012 • 6:00 pm Council Chambers, City Hall 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC V3L 1H9 The Corporation of the City of New Westminster gives notice of its intention to close to all types of traffic portions of road known as Begbie Street, Columbia Street and Eighth Street, dedicated as road by Plan 2620, shown outlined in black on the accompanying sketch, and remove the dedication of those portions as road.

Tell us what your ideas and priorities are for the future of Queen’s Park. Queen’s Park Ideas Event Saturday, March 10, 2012 • 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Queen’s Park Arena Lobby (and remote locations around the park) Bring your park stories, photos and enter to win prizes. For more information, please visit the project website at www.newwestpcr.ca

26 WEEKS TO EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS, ARE YOU PREPARED? For the 26 weeks leading up to Emergency Preparedness Week May 6, 2012, the City of New Westminster’s Emergency Management Office will be providing weekly tips on how you can make your own emergency kit and emergency plan. Use our list to add small items to your emergency kits every week. This can make the job of creating a complete kit a little less daunting and intimidating; and remember – most items can be found in your home. The City of New Westminster’s Emergency Management Office is encouraging everyone to be prepared by knowing the risks, making a plan and getting a kit. For more information on preparedness tips, please visit the City’s Website, www.newwestcity.ca and click the Public Safety Links button.

MOODY PARK RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION MEETING Wednesday, March 14, 2012 from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm at New Westminster Public Library, Plaskett Room Agenda Items: • Guidelines for Residents’ Associations • Moody Park Clean Sweep Presentation • Traffic report • Police report • Election of officers for 2012 - 2013 You are an MPRA member if you reside within these boundaries: 10th Ave, 6th St, 6th Ave and 12th St Nominations are sought for new executive members. Become involved in your community! For further information, email Andrew Baker at moodyparkra@gmail.com Schedule A to Bylaw 7489, 2012 Road Closing and Removal of Dedication Bylaw No. 7489, 2012, closing those portions of road to traffic and removing their dedications as road, will be considered by the City Council at its regular meeting at the Corporation of the City of New Westminster City Hall, 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC on March 26, 2012 at 6:00 pm. Persons who consider they are affected by the bylaw will be provided an opportunity to make representations to Council at the meeting or by delivering a written submission to the Corporate Officer by 4:00 pm on that date. Copies of the proposed bylaw may be inspected at Legislative Services, City Hall, 511 Royal Avenue, from Monday, March 09, 2012, during business hours, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday daily, except holidays. Please be advised that submissions received will be published on the City of New Westminster website, with other associated information. Rick Page, Corporate Officer

MAKE SURE YOUR DOG FINDS ITS WAY HOME A dog license helps protect your dog by providing an easy-to-identify dog tag and registration with the New Westminster Animal Shelter. If your dog is lost anywhere in the world, the fastest way to be reunited with it is by this dog tag and the license. Dog license fees also help fund the New Westminster Animal Shelter which protects and finds homes for stray animals in the city. Visit the New Westminster Animal Shelter at 231 Ewen Ave today to license your dog. For more information and to renew your license online, visit www.newwestcity.ca or call 604-519-2008.

DOGS IN THE CITY Send us a picture of your dog and have a chance to see your furry friend displayed on one of the City’s new electrical boxes! Photo requirements: - a clear close-up of your beloved pooch’s head in jpg format - at least 1MB in size All photos should be emailed to acirillo@newwestcity.ca by March 14 and should include your contact information and the name of your dog.

GRADE 6 STAY ACTIVE PASS Students of Grade 6 age have now all been issued their application forms for the new Grade 6 Stay Active Pass. Forms were distributed through all local schools in early January. All Grade 6 students are eligible to apply for a Stay Active card that will give them 10 FREE admissions to any drop-in recreation program offered by the Parks, Culture, and Recreation Department. IMPORTANT DATE: Students have until Friday, March 16th to apply for this pass. Applications will not be accepted after this date.

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At the left is the look of the kitchen of a South Burnaby condominium before New Westminster designer Mila Djuras worked her magic that transformed it into the Georgie award-winning renovation shown below. PHOTOS CONTRIBUTED

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Mila Djuras’s design company, Intermind Design, recently won two Georgie awards for best residential renovation under $100,000 and best condo renovation.

We just didn’t want to stay,” says Djuras. Although it was tough for them after their arrival, she was able to develop and teach programs in design and architecture for the Vancouver school district’s continuing education department and Dorset College. She also did design on the side. “My students became my clients,” says Djuras. It came to a point where she had

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We have two ladies competing to see which one will have 10 projects done by us.” Djuras credits the popularity of reality TV renovation shows for spurring the design business. “Watching the Discovery Channel doesn’t make you a scientist, and neither does watching Home and Garden make you a designer, but it does get you comfortable with what your preferences are,” says Djuras. In one project, she put a skylight in the kitchen with glass rocks on its sides and an LED wire running through it, so that at night it appears to still cast natural light. She does both interior and exterior projects, ranging from $50,000 to $1.3 million, and she takes them from the design to ¿nal construction. Intermind won Georgies, given out by the Canadian Home Builders Association of B.C., for the 2011

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Cote said the city needs to keep its options open. But it also must make a decision. “Regardless what option you’re going to choose it’s going to be $15 to $50 million,” said Cote, who suggested one of the ¿nancial solutions could be to put a small levy on using parks facilities such as charging $3 extra for swimming. “That may be a little bit unpopular for some, but if the public knows there may be an opportunity for a new facility there may be a community buy-in.” The need to do something has also been made more imperative by neighbouring communities such as Burnaby, Surrey and Coquitlam either upgrading existing facilities or building new facilities that could take away from CGP. OUTLINING THE OPTIONS

In 2010, Cannon Design completed a study on the pool and its next door neighbour, the Centennial Community Centre (CCC), built in 1967 for Canada’s 100th birthday. The structure, said the report, has visible cracks in the Àoor and foundation, is not up to seismic standards and has mechanical, plumbing and pool systems

that have exceeded their service lives and should be replaced. Jonathan Cote, councillor Besides suggesting a If we don’t address this now we could be caught minimal ¿x and upgrade in a very bad place 10 years from now. that would extend the building’s life for ¿ve to 10 of use, despite the accompanying a similar situation in Pointe years, the study suggests Claire, Que., a Montreal suburb, heat and humidity from the pool. three options. Even the Cannon Design report where a new pool was added to The ¿rst would retro¿t the existing one successfully at a notes the 6,000 sq. ft. space the existing buildings. operates at near peak capacity reasonable cost. The second would be during much of the day with a “From a competitive a retro¿t, and addition of swimming point of view, the common sight being more than 120 22,500 square feet for a new (CGP) tank is antiquated. It’s users working out at its 80 activity lobby and ¿tness building too shallow, and the lanes are stations. that would link CGP with too narrow, so you really can’t Instructor Andrew Evans, who CCC, and a new 20,500 host any high-level meets,” says has worked there for six years, square foot leisure pool and Bottrill. “Our ability to bid on says it’s so popular, just like the space. any Swim BC events is very television show Cheers, everyone The third, which the minimal. Certainly nationally, knows their names. report’s authors supports, “The Canada Games Pool is the recommends everything in NEWSLEADER FILE the last time we hosted Western Patrice Allen, a Àtness programmer at the Canada Canadian championships was most important civic facility in the second option, plus a 2001, and we haven’t gone back New Westminster. Hands down, it’s new 10-lane, 52-metre pool Games Pool weight room, which is often packed. there because it’s really hard to the most heavily used building in where the current sports get the pool outside the already the city,” says Evans. “Personally ¿eld and recycling depot sit. ANOTHER SOLUTION designated times that we have.” they could use some modernization, Once the new pool was built the One option not being considered, Bottrill believes the wide array but keep the general feel and old one would be demolished and a at least to this point, is one of events doesn’t just bene¿t atmosphere of what they have new sports ¿eld built in its place. Bottrill has proposed. The present competitive swimming. “When you already. They need to be proactive The three options range from 67-metre, eight-lane tank itself do this you’re bringing in economic in addressing the facility rather than $22 million to $55 million in 2010 isn’t antiquated, he says. It’s other impact for the community.” reactive.” dollars, says the report. things like the ¿ltration system and Being proactive is what Cote “[Option 3] represents the best MORE THAN WATER lighting that are. So he suggests the seems to be suggesting. value for investment, the greatest CGP isn’t just about the pool. pool itself be retained for a myriad “If we don’t address this now we ability to meet future increased The ¿tness facility, built on the of uses, and a brand new 10-lane could be caught in a very bad place demand and the best siting of the deck and mezzanine area gets tons pool be built beside it. He’s seen 10 years from now.” building,” said the report.

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More eats coming to city streets New Westminster approves more locations for vendors Grant Granger ggranger@newwestnewsleader.com

There could be more street eats and other vendors in New Westminster soon. City council has approved an expansion of locations for street vendors, not only for those selling food but those peddling arts, crafts, Àowers or other items as well. On Monday, council approved allowing a street vendor licence for outside 351 Columbia St., the police station on Columbia, and the New Westminster Public Library plaza (non-food). Three non-food licences will also be permitted in front of the Fraser River Discovery Centre in 2012 with the location being reviewed annually. The city said it will also evaluate other Downtown locations based on the merits of each application. The city already allows vending and entertainment licences on the boardwalk on the property between the discovery centre and the new Westminster

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Pier Park, Hyack Square and rigorous selection process for the New Westminster SkyTrain food vendors in an effort to station. The boardwalk location, promote a variety of options and however, is being eliminated focus on healthy, fun and easily because the city said it is not an prepared food. The system is appropriate use of their right-of- extremely competitive with way on the Larco property. more applicants than spots A report to council said available. the city was restricted New Westminster in ¿nding spots in isn’t in a position to commercial areas because be as choosy, said most sidewalks aren’t wide Coun. Jonathan Cote enough to accommodate on Tuesday. At this both pedestrian traf¿c and point, the priority is to a cart, including Uptown make sure vendors can COTE New Westminster. The attract customers, so city has been redirecting traditional street food any inquires for Uptown to the fare is the more likely way to go Royal City Centre, which has a for now. private plaza at Sixth and Sixth. “It’s time may come in New Although there is high Westminster but I just don’t pedestrian traf¿c surrounding think we’re there yet,” said SkyTrain stations, the city can’t Cote. authorize any vending locations In addition, the city decided near the Braid, Sapperton and there will be no expansion of 22nd Street stations because it places for street entertainers doesn’t own any property there. to perform, but there will be The city will also hold stricter regulations. The new lotteries for applications rules include a time limit of competing for the same location, two hours at any location, no with priority given to New West ampli¿cation allowed and no businesses. high-risk performances such In the last few years, as juggling knives or Àaming Vancouver has instituted a objects.

Ways to whittle increase down to 1.91 found by city staff

It also said a $50,000 reduction in the amount paid to subcontractors for street and major road maintenance reÀects what has been paid out the last two years. Coun. Betty McIntosh voted against last year’s budget because it was over two per cent. She said in past years there has been a move to put previous

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The property tax increase for 2012 in New Westminster has been shaved below two per cent. On Monday, council approved a revised budget that would see a Betty McIntosh, city councillor tax rate increase of 1.91 It’s not money wasted, but it’s a burden for per cent. In January, our taxpayers who are starting to believe they ¿nance director Gary can’t live in New Westminster. Holowatiuk proposed a budget with a 1.98 per cent increase. But then council asked years’ surpluses into reserves and an additional $150,000 be included to to help pay off bills, something she kick start an affordable housing fund, opposed. which would have driven the tax hike “It’s not money wasted, but it’s to 2.25 per cent. a burden for our taxpayers who are The latest adjustments include starting to believe they can’t live budgeting an extra $50,000 in in New Westminster. The tax rate business licence revenue. is getting too high. Pensioners are Holowatiuk also adjusted the money getting a 1.5 per cent increase in their needed to pay for insurance, a savings income. But they’re getting utility bills expected to be $144,000. “Insurance with water rates going up and garbage claims vary from year to year, so the rates going up six or so per cent. City budgets conservatively; however, Those are taxes too,” said McIntosh based on last year’s experience this on Tuesday. “I was happy it was under adjustment is reasonable,” stated his two per cent.” report.

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Energizing labour Will the teachers’ strike morph into a 2012 version of Operation Solidarity, the 1983 labour-led protest that brought B.C. to the brink of a general strike? While there are some similarities, it isn’t too likely — despite the rhetoric of labour leaders. In 1983, the Social Credit government of Bill Bennett brought in a sweeping program of government economy, and took a few direct pokes at some bodies it did not like, such as the rent review of¿ce and the human rights commission, under the “restraint” theme. This occurred shortly after an election, during which Bennett campaigned that, if elected, there would be some attempt to curb spending. When the whole program was introduced in a sweeping series of bills, organized labour and many community organizations were appalled. They quickly put together an action plan that included a series of protests and strikes, with the ¿nal step before a planned general strike of all unionized employees being a week-long illegal walkout by teachers. Operation Solidarity did succeed in getting the Bennett government to back down on a few fronts, notably a plan to ¿re government employees without cause and gut contracts with its unionized workers. The level of anger at the provincial government was far higher in 1983 than it is today. Operation Solidarity attracted 40,000 people to a rally at Empire Stadium and 60,000 people protested outside a Social Credit convention. It is highly unlikely that the teachers could attract that level of support. Most workers, including government workers, are not getting raises. However, the BC Liberal government has clearly angered not just the BCTF, but much of organized labour. It has given the labour movement renewed energy and passion. —Black Press

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This is not the time to remain silent Re: Some suggestions to re-shape the region (Letters, NewsLeader, March 2) I feel encouraged reading that more people realize the need for one or two bridges between the current Queensborough and Knight Street bridges. Connecting Vancouver/Burnaby’s Boundary Road to Richmond’s No. 8 Road would be a logical place for such a new bridge. I am also encouraged that Colin Dover supports keeping Pattullo Bridge as part of the local (not regional) road network, limited to cars and light trucks, and no tolls. As long as structural support elements are sound, a relatively inexpensive process of resurfacing the decks for only two lanes (plus proper bicycle/pedestrian lines) will signi¿cantly extend the life of the Pattullo and could be the optimum solution between “no bridge” and “six-lane bridge.” And of course, a bridge between Surrey and Coquitlam is really needed, as was indicated numerous times in the local press. As to the question: Is TransLink

listening? If they are listening, they sure aren’t hearing. It will take more than few letters and comments to get TransLink’s attention. Whether you are a concerned citizen or a citizen concerned about heavy traf¿c on your street, a local group protesting raising levels of noise and air pollution, or a business seeing so many vehicles driving past your door and none stopping to shop in New Westminster—this is not the time to remain silent! Vladimir Krasnogor New Westminster

NEED TO SETTLE CONFLICT ISSUE NOW Re: Proposal to seek legal advice rejected (NewsLeader, Feb. 24) I am surprised and disappointed at the New Westminster School Board voting down a long overdue, reasonable and sensible proposal. While there are no other controversies or issues pending, now is the time to get the conÀict of interest issue out of the way so we can move on to the primary needs

and matters which will certainly come up. Let me see if I can understand the “logic” of why ¿rst-priority matters have to be shunted over to last place: • the board agreed (and the auditor-general made it quite clear) that a conÀict policy needed to be developed; • the motions put forward looked like proper and sensible proposals for a needed policy amendment. “We need to develop clear guidelines. When we develop them, then we can take them to the lawyers for legal advice,” trustee Michael Ewen said in the article. The latter statement certainly sounds good to me, but then Ewen and his side oppose the proposals. Ewen claims it’s all about “politics” and “we need to grow up.” One debating trick dating back to ancient Greece is to create a strawman, and hack away at the strawman claiming “these are my opponent’s ideas.” Nowhere have I ever got the impression that other members were ever juvenile,

building grudges, or turning “politics” into puerile bickering. On the contrary, those who worked tirelessly to compose the proposal are intelligent, educated, professional members whose priorities are the real needs of the students, aware that time is short to get this well-thought-out issue out of the way before greater problems arise. The business company, which ran up nearly a million dollar debt has been controversial. As trustee Casey Cook argued, there must be not only honesty in fact, but there must be seen to be total honesty as well! That means with no conÀict of interest. A clear policy is needed, but a clear policy seems to get stalemated by needless quarrels and pinning the blame on the strawman. Why? Terry Hilmar New Westminster

UNDERMINING DEMOCRACY I am a teacher in Coquitlam and a resident of New West. When the news came down last

week about Bill 22 I wanted to cry. I felt personally attacked and abused. This government keeps making disgusting and illegal attempts take away our rights: our right to strike, our right to speak and our right to bargain—and then calls them by painfully whitewashed terms like “cooling off” and “mediation.” It is not mediation when your hands are tied as you walk into a room with a bully, and get asked by his friend if you want the bully to hit you in the nose or the eye. The injustice of this ¿rst made me ill. Then it made me angry. And I am not alone. The days following the introduction of legislation have allowed me to meet with colleagues and gain solace in our togetherness. Where once there was uncertainty and division, now we are united. It is clear that, no matter how much we differ on what sort of contract we should be trying to get, what is happening to us now is patently wrong. There will be consequences, and we will ¿ght on. Please see COMMENT, A8

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vegetables they need through Plant a Row, Grow a Row. The program encourages gardeners in Burnaby and New Westminster to plant an extra row in their gardens for a harvest that can be donated to the New Westminster Food Bank. Kozak says helping out is even easier than that, since his garden produces more cucumbers, lettuce, tomatoes, peppers, onions and radishes than his own family and even his neighbours could ever hope to eat. “It’s a blessing I have a place to give my vegetables to because you know they’re being used, they’re not going to rot in someone’s refrigerator,� says Kozak, who learned about the program from his son Ryan, who attends St. Thomas More Collegiate, where it’s based and where participants can drop their bounty during growing season. Kozak owes his gardening success to a lot of trial and error, and sage advice from some of his Italian co-workers, who seem to have the gift for growing hardwired in their genes. “They know when to turn the

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• Plant a Row, Grow a Row will be hosting its 13th annual Spring Gardeners’ Party on March 15, at 6 p.m. at St. Thomas More. Experts like Brian Minter, the organization’s national spokesperson, and Lee Valley Tools’ June Hewko will be among the experts on hand to dispense advice. Admission is free, although donations of nonperishable food items for the food bank are appreciated.

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We have already had to take this government to court a few times for its attempts to apply unconstitutional laws that limit our rights. First they tried to take away our freedom of speech, but we challenged them and won. Then they took away our right to strike, calling us “essential�—but we’ve won multiple LRB rulings on this issue too. They obviously hold their own word as valueless: stripping and ignoring contracts they signed. Now, it has moved on to union-busting through punative damages. They may not like unions, but we have do have written rights. Even if a law is inconvenient, the government needs to adhere to it, just like everyone else. The problem is that our courts are slow and, even when we have won and been morally vindicated,

we still have to see many of these issues redressed. Apparently our present government is no better than convicted criminals—they break their word and our laws with impunity, and are undermining the democratic foundations of our society. All citizens, parents or not, union members or not, should take note of what has been happening and be warned. Our view of ourselves as one of the most fair, democratic and free societies to live in is being questioned, and our values under attack. Whatever you think of teachers’ rights to fair wages, be careful that you don’t stand back and watch the government take away our rights as they use their legislative power indiscriminately to get what they want. J. Maureen Curran New Westminster


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City looks to improve dangerous intersection Safety issues in the still-underconstruction Plaza 88 corridor have caused so much concern the city has decided to investigate ways to improve the situation. Coun. Betty McIntosh, who chairs the city’s special services and access committee, said where the McInnes Overpass meets Carnarvon Street has become a big problem. “It’s a really, really congested area. Most of us have been surprised there hasn’t been some type of major incident with pedestrians or vehicles,” said McIntosh. “The pedestrians are not being alert and aware of the vehicles and they’re not using the crosswalks properly, they’re walking everywhere. It’s not fair for the drivers. It’s a chaotic, stressed area,

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City facilities busy with students Plenty of play for students out of school due to the teachers strike Grace Escudero newwestnewsleader.com

New Westminster’s recreation facilities were busy entertaining students this week as they sought something to do during the threeday teachers strike. Queen’s Park Arenex, which hosts drop-in gymnastics and trampoline every Tuesday and Saturday, saw a large increase

in students attending during the week. “We had about 40 to 50 students on Tuesday from six to 10 years of age. Parents were very grateful,” said recreation programmer Valerie Johnson at the Arenex. Johnson said several students that attend the drop-in program on Saturdays decided to come on Tuesday. “We called in a ‘fun supervisor’ to organize activities and to keep the kids entertained,” said Eidalia Martin, assistant manager at Canada Games Pool.

The pool regularly holds a public swim on Tuesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., but extended the swim until 3 p.m. to accommodate students. “As a community centre, we must ensure that we have something to offer the public. It was a necessity,” said Martin. The Westminster Savings “Free Swim & Gym” is held on the ¿rst Wednesday of the month and was expected to be more busy because of the students. Moody Park Arena

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How to Disappear Completely: The Chop Theatre presents a one-man show which follows the true story of a mother’s life and the unique circumstances surrounding her death. When: March 7-10, 8 p.m. Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts,

Free seminars for unpaid family caregivers to elderly family members: Understand community resources, how to navigate the system, dementia, end-of-life care, etc. Free. When: Saturdays, March 10-31, 10:15

a.m.-12:15 p.m. Where: McGill Library, 4595 Albert St., Burnaby. Info and register: Katherine Willett, gerontologist, 604-2410485. Registration ends March 9. The Wild Weathers book launch and reading: The Wild Weathers: a gathering of love poems by Berenice Freedome, Franci Louann and Lynda Grace Philippsen and guests. When:

Sunday, March 11, 1 to 3 p.m. Where: Renaissance Books, 4 3 — 6 t h S t . , N ew Westminster. Info: 604-525-4566 or www. renaissancebookstore. com or www.leafpress. ca” www.leafpress.ca. Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra: The professional training orchestra returns with Maestro Ken Hsieh at the podium and featuring 18-year-old pianist Hannah Han, a former student of Edward J. Parker and Ian Parker, performing Schumann’s Piano Concerto in A minor, the only piano concerto Schumann completed. Also included in the program are works by Rossini, Dvorak, Beethoven and a new piece by composer in residence, Alain Mayrand. When: Sunday, March 11, 2 p.m. Where: Michael J. Fox Theatre, 7373 M a c P h e r s o n Av e . , Burnaby. Tickets: $25, at www.vmocanada.com, 604-876-9397, tickets@ vmocanada.com.

Wills and power of attorney free law workshop: Learn how to write a will, how marriage and divorce can affect a will, what is included in the executor’s duties, and what is meant by the term “living will”. Also included will be information on a Power of Attorney Agreement. The person appointed as power of attorney acts on your behalf on matters that you specify. Important essentials on these topics will be covered and there will be time for questions at the end. When: Monday, March 12, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Where: Program Room, Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch, 6100 Willingdon Ave., Burnaby. Register: www.bpl.bc.ca/events or 604-436-5400.

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Telus intends to spend $3 billion, hire 1,300 Telecom Àrm promises ambitious expansion plan Jeff Nagel jnagel@blackpress.ca

Telus unveiled plans last Friday to invest $3 billion on new technology and its operations in B.C. over the next three years. The telecommunications company says its plans include an expansion of its advanced wireless and wireline broadband networks, as well as the Telus’s $3 billion plan includes construction of a $750-million project in downtown construction of Telus Vancouver. Garden, its $750-million of¿ce and residential - Rollout of its 4G LTE remote communities, along with development in downtown wireless network this year to extended wireless coverage on Vancouver. Burnaby, Delta, North Vancouver, remote B.C. highways. The ¿rm, B.C.’s largest private Richmond, Coquitlam, Langley, “We are building the sector employer, plans to hire Maple Ridge, Surrey/White Rock, communications technology and another 1,300 people across Hope, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, infrastructure that will help B.C. the province as a result of the Victoria, Whistler, Nanaimo, companies compete on the world expansion program – 500 to build Kamloops, Kelowna, Penticton, stage, create local employment Telus Garden and 800 to support Vernon, Prince George and opportunities, and advance its Optik TV and wireless growth Dawson Creek. healthcare and education across projects. - Extension of high speed the province,” Telus president and Telus plans include: Internet to more rural and CEO Darren Entwistle said.

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guest speakers from the City of Burnaby archives and Burnaby Village Museum. When: Wednesday, March 14, 7 p.m. Where: McGill Branch, Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St., Burnaby. Free but space limited. Info or to register: 604 2998955 or in person at the library.

History in the Heights: Learn about the early pioneers of Burnaby Heights and how to research information on neighbourhood including the history of heritage homes, churches and businesses. The Burnaby Heights Neighbourhood Association presents

Spring Party for Plant a Row, Grow a Row: Learn more about planting an extra row of vegetables to donate to the food bank. Well known local experts including Brian Minter and Conway Lum, and will give valuable tips on growing fruits and vegetables. There will be refreshments and door prizes from West Coast Seeds and GardenWise Magazine. When: Thursday, March 15, 6 p.m. Where: St. Thomas More Collegiate, 7450 12th Ave., Burnaby. Admission free, but a donation would be appreciated of a nonperishable food item for the food bank.

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Safe Harbour workshop: The Safe Harbour: Respect for All Program invites local businesses, agencies and public institutions to make an on-going commitment to providing equitable service to all community members in a proactive and visible way to welcome all forms of diversity. Workshops a re i n t e n d e d f o r managers, frontline staff and customer service. Topics include exploring stereotyping and assumptions, how to create welcome and inclusive workplaces and how to address discrimination. When: Friday, March 16, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Where: Vancity – South Slope Branch, 7384 Market Crossing, Burnaby. Cost: Free. Registration deadline: March 15. Register: Branka at 604431-0400 or Branka@ sbnh.ca. Info: www. safeharbour.ca.

Jan Ken Pon! Family Games Day: Bring yo u r ch i l d r e n t o experience over 20 traditional Japanese heritage games and toys at National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre. When: Saturday, March 17, 1-4 p.m. Where: National Nikkei Museum & Heritage Centre, 6688 Southoaks Cr., Burnaby. Tickets: $5 for child, accompanying adults are free. Info and tickets: 604-777-7000 or www.nikkeiplace.org.

Pancakes, Sausages & OJ Breakfast: Come and enjoy this breakfast put on by St. Barnabas Church. The event is by donation. When: Saturday, March 17, 8:30-11 a.m. Where: St. Barnabas Church, 1010 5th Ave., New Westminster.

Pancake breakfast: The New Westminster Lions Club is hosting a pancake breakfast. When: Saturday March 17, 8:30 to 11 a.m. Where: St. Barnabas Church, 1010 5th Ave., New Westminster. Cost: By donation.

Fresco: Come see this production about this little-known event global event that shaped the Italian Canadian landscape in Western Canada. When: Wednesday, March 21- Saturday, March 24, 8 p.m. Where: James Cowan T h e a t re, S h a d b o l t Centre, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Tickets: $15. Info and tickets: www.shadboltcentre. com or 604-205-3000.


Friday, March 9, 2012 NewsLeader A17

SPORTS Super Sider to play for SFU Hyacks hoops star to join Clan next season on scholarship Grant Granger ggranger@newwestnewsleader.com

One evening this winter, Ariana Sider thought it would be fun to watch her friend and former teammate Kia Van Laare in action with the Simon Fraser University women’s basketball team. So the New Westminster Hyacks point guard called up Van Laare’s mom and asked for a ride up Burnaby Mountain to take in the game. During her high school career she frequently noticed Clan coach Bruce Langford scouting in the stands, and when she did she was always trying to make a good impression. After the game that night at SFU, Langford approached Sider and asked, “what are you doing next year?” “I’ve got a couple of options,” Sider replied as her heart skipped a beat. “Why not come up for a visit to see if you want to play for us?” Want to play for SFU? Of course she wanted to play for SFU. She’d been coming to games since she was in Grade 6, even playing in their youth halftime games. The ¿ve-foot-seven dynamo quickly agreed to the visit and the result is Sider has committed to play for the Clan next season. Although she had interest from the universities of Toronto and Saskatchewan, the Clan was Plan A all the way. “If you grow up in Vancouver your dream is to play at SFU. The tradition there is great,” says Sider, who is leading the Hyacks into their fourth consecutive appearance at the provincial AAA championship in North Vancouver this week. “I was so happy to have that option.”

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New Westminster Hyacks’ guard Ariana Sider Àghts to get the ball back in December. After competing at this week’s AAA senior girls high school championship in North Vancouver, Sider will join the Simon Fraser University Clan next season.

Langford has been scouting Sider since before she played for the Hyacks. “She was very competitive and very feisty and had a good offensive skill set,” says Langford. “I liked her basketball IQ. I hope she’ll be able to shoot the ball well at our level. You never know. Success in high school doesn’t

always guarantee it at the university level.” When the school year started, Sider was getting a little antsy because all of her provincial teammates had scholarships and she didn’t. It didn’t help that she suffered a hamstring injury early in the season, and then her ¿rst game back who should show up in the

stands but Langford. “I was just horrible. I was nervous, I hadn’t played that bad for a while,” recalls Sider. Fortunately, she made up for it in other games, especially those against archrival Handsworth Royals from the North Shore. “I got used to knowing that he was going to be there,” says Sider.

“It’s obviously nerve wracking, but at the same time it’s exciting. The pressure to have to deliver, it was good mentally for me.” Sider is the latest in a long line of stellar point guards Hyacks bench boss Doug Woodward has coached including his daughter Krista, Mollie Stelmack, Norma-Jean Roberts and Van Laare. He’s happy Sider will get to play for SFU. “The NCAA Division II is a neat league. When you travel the other teams get good fan support. The atmosphere is great. The games are a lot more fun,” says Woodward. “She’ll do well. She’s in a good situation. They like to run, they like to press so she’ll ¿t in. Woodward believes Sider would bene¿t from being redshirted the ¿rst year so she could get used to SFU’s system. Then her freshman year would be Van Laare’s senior season with Sider in the wings ready to take over in her sophomore year. “She plays pretty good defence. I remember we won a game when we beat Handsworth in the semi¿nals at a junior tournament. And she stole the ball at a key time,” says Woodward. “She doesn’t foul out, she dribbles well, shoots well and understands the game well.” Hoops and hardwood are near and dear to Sider’s heart. Always will be. She practises hard year round, she helps her father, Rob, coach her younger brother’s team, and she often runs drills at Hyack practices. It’s no shock when she declares, “I really do want to become a basketball coach.” “[Basketball means] pretty much everything. I sometimes wonder what it would be like without it. I can’t even imagine,” says Sider. “I build my day around it. I de¿nitely sacri¿ce a lot for the sport, but I don’t regret any of it. I’m not just winning, but developing myself as an individual.”

Pughe wins third B.C. masters curl crown Rick Pughe’s Royal City Curling Club foursome won its third B.C. masters (60-plus) title in ¿ve years by downing fellow clubmate Craig Lightbody 6-4 in the provincial ¿nal in Grand Forks on Sunday. Pughe, along with John Zwarych, Jack Finnbogasson and Bob Byrne previously won the championship in 2008 and 2009. The team advance to the Canadian championship March 26 to April 1 in St. Lambert, Que. The quartet won the Canadian title in 2008.

In the women’s event, Royal City’s Carol McFadden had a 3-0 round robin but was beaten by Maureen Bird of Kelowna 9-1 in the semi¿nals.

Salmonbellies to play cops in charity game The New Westminster Salmonbellies senior lacrosse team will take to the Queen’s Park Arena ice, not the Àoor, in a charity hockey game.

The ’Bellies will play the New Westminster police on Wednesday, March 21, 7:30 p.m. with the proceeds going to the police department’s Cops for Cancer charity. Admission is by donation, minimum $5 for adults while children under 12 are free.

Hyack swimmers heat up pool The Hyack Swim Club collected 13 victories at the provincial age group championships in Surrey last weekend. Sherry Liu, 17, and Stefan Milosevic, 16, won three races each while Ethan Laing, 11, collected two. In total, the club had 39 podium ¿nishes. Milosevic broke a club record in the 200-metre freestyle previously held by 1980 Olympian Eugene Gyor¿.


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HYACK SANDWICH New Westminster Hyacks forward Mitchell Stokes is sandwiched by a pair of Centennial Centaurs defenders in the Àrst half of their tier 1 junior game at the B.C. high school Àeld lacrosse championships, Tuesday at Mercer Stadium.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2012 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Hamilton Community Centre 5140 Smith Drive, Richmond

In December 2011, City Council approved a process to update the 1995 Hamilton Area Plan. The Area Plan Update will include revisions that respond to current community development trends and public feedback.

• A brief presentation at 7:15 p.m. outlining the current community status, followed by a drop-in style open house where you can discuss options for Hamilton • An opportunity for you to provide feedback by completing a survey • Child minding onsite • Refreshments

For more information On March 13, 2012, we will also launch a Hamilton Area Plan Update website which can be accessed through www.richmond.ca, www.orisconsulting.ca or www.placespeak.com. These websites will provide ongoing information on the Hamilton Area Plan Update process. For more information, please email hamiltonplan@richmond.ca or call Mark McMullen, Senior Co-ordinator, Major Projects at 604-276-4196. We look forward to meeting you and hearing about what you think.

City of Richmond | 6911 No. 3 Rd. Richmond BC V6Y 2C1 | Tel: 604-276-4000

www.richmond.ca


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Join up to 250 people for this first annual 5K fun run & walk, running or walking around one of Burnaby's most picturesque parks. Participants of all ages and abilities are welcome. A great way to keep fit and meet new friends. Registration packages are available only at Edmonds Community Centre for 55+. For information and registration please call 604-297-4400.

Gold level community partners

Saturday, May 26 8:30-10:30am Deer Lake Beach Parking Lot 5435 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby Price before April 14 $10.00 per child 12 years & under $20.00 per adult Price on April 14 and after $15.00 per child 12 years & under $25.00 per adult Official T-shirt and water bottle included

Silver level community partners

Prices do not include tax.

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TH GRAND OPENING MARCH COMING10SOON. GRAND OPENING . Northbank is a collection of 109 stunning hi-rise view homes in New Westminster. 'FBUVSJOHMBSHFSUIBOBWFSBHFBOEXFMMUIPVHIUPVUnPPSQMBOT ZPVSFDFSUBJOUPmOE BIPNFQFSGFDUGPSZPVSOFFET &WFSZ/PSUICBOLIPNFPGGFSTWJFXTVQPSEPXOUIF'SBTFS3JWFS-POHriver views TUBSUGSPN  10% deposit for a limited time.

REGISTER TODAY: northbank.ca 604.523.0081 PRESENTATION CENTRE AT 18 BEGBIE This is not an offering for sale. Developer reserves the right to make changes to the pricing without notice. E. & O.E.


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LIVEATLIFT.CA This is not an offering for sale, as such an offering can only be made by a disclosure statement. E.&O.E.

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Architecture just one amazing feature at Evelyn

Not your average tower development Set into the West Vancouver hillside, Onni’s Evelyn seems to be growing out of the mountain. With a unique design and amazing features, buyers are already snapping up the suites. “You can’t really compare this to a runof-the-mill tower,” says Onni sales manager Nick Belmar. “You won’t find another project with this design and architecture.” The architecture of Evelyn is seriously stunning, with floor-to-ceiling glass windows that let in huge amounts of light, and a stepped design that means the terraces become the roofs of the homes below. This makes for incredible southfacing views, and a quiet atmosphere as every home feels more private. The terraces range from 100 to 1,600 square feet, so

there is no shortage of outdoor entertaining potential. The buildings almost seem to flow down the hillside, making for a very natural feel to the entire project. The first phase includes 105 homes in two different building styles, Cliffside and At Forest’s Edge. “There is a good amount of green space around,” says Belmar. “The way the project was designed (means it) blends into the landscape ... it’s very impressive.” West Vancouver is one of the most highly sought-after communities in the Lower Mainland, and buyers are able to find much to love there. Homes at Evelyn start at $759,900. For more information, visit www.onni.com/ evelyn or call 604-922-0330.

Finding a home away from home

Catch cabin fever at the BC Log Home, Timber Frame & Country Living Show in Abbotsford by Kerry Vital

If you’ve ever wanted to know more about log or timber frame homes, or are looking for something new for your home away from home, the BC Log Home, Timber Frame and Country Living Show is the perfect place for you to be on March 10 and 11. Taking place at the Tradex in Abbotsford from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days, exhibitors will be ready and waiting to answer your every question. Organizers expect close to 100 booths and some full-size log structures to be showcased at the event. Attendees will be able to browse the latest products and check out the newest technology from companies at the top of the log and timber frame home industry, as well as learn about the latest trends and services, such as generators, outdoor furniture, hot tubs, awnings, watersports and accessories, and alternative energy. This year is expected to be a fantastic year for the industry, as the government has recently earmarked funds to continue its growth. “Many members I have spoken to have seen a dramatic increase in interest from U.S. buyers in the last

six months, and western Canada has shown a lot of promise,” says BC Log and Timber Industry Association board member and general manger with Sitka Log Homes Walter Bramsleven. “As well, with B.C. leading the way toward proving energy efficiency and setting some basic standards such as blower door analysis and thermal testing, we once again will be the trend-setting builders in the log and timber frame world.” With vacation cabins continuing to grow in popularity and timber frame homes also becoming a trend, this show is coming at just the right time. The show has been dubbed one of the best and biggest in Canada, so those interested in finding out more about this type of home will find everything they could possibly imagine under one roof. Tickets are available at the Tradex ticket counter on the day of the show. For more information, visit www. bclogandcountrylivingshow.ca.

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Roughly 100 booths will be featured at this year’s BC Log Home, Timber Frame and Country Living Show, taking place in Abbotsford on March 10 and 11. Attendees will find plenty of information about all facets of log and timber frame homes.


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A World of Difference.

NOW SELLING

MAPLE RIDGE

Kanaka Creek 3 & 4 BED TOWNHOMES from $299,900 Situated in an established Maple Ridge neighbourhood next to Kanaka Creek Elementary School, this is a place perfect for growing families. Visit us at 11176 Gilker Hill Road. Open 12-5pm daily. 604 - 476 -1188

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Bishop Creek 3 BED TOWNHOMES from the mid $300’s Nestled between Harold Bishop Elementary School and mature parkland, Bishop Creek is close to both nature and convenient amenities. Register now – bluetreehomes.ca or 604-588-0005

COQUITLAM

Mackin Park 1- 2 BED MODERN APARTMENTS from the low $200’s Situated in Maillardville, the historic heart of Coquitlam, these homes will be unrivalled in their proximity and access to all parts of Metro Vancouver. Register now – bluetreehomes.ca

Mackin Park Kanaka pricing subject to change without notice. HST not included. This is not an offering for sale. Such an offering can only be made by way of a disclosure statement. E.&O.E.

See more at bluetreehomes.ca


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Buy a Power Smart home, save three ways Save now, and save later: not many homes can promise you that. But when you buy a home from a Power Smart New Home Builder you’ll save money, including reduced mortgage insurance and lower monthly bills. An EnerGuide label is your assurance that the home is independently rated to be energy-efficient. And don’t forget, an energyefficient home is more comfortable too. Layout, amenities, and those much-promoted granite countertops. There’s a lot to think about when you’re buying a new home. But there’s one feature that can make a positive difference to your wallet when you purchase, and every month that you own your home. Choosing a Power Smart New Home gives home buyers an easy way to find a home that is designed and built to save energy. “Buying an energy-efficient home is one of the best ways to maximize your home budget,” says Doug Overholt, representative for BC Hydro’s Power Smart New Home program. “If you save on expenses, you can afford more mortgage. But many new homes are not built with energy efficiency in mind - so looking for the EnerGuide label is wise.” An EnerGuide rating is a standard measure of a home’s energy performance, rated on a scale of 0 to 100. A rating of 0 represents a home with major air leakage, no insulation and extremely high energy consumption. A rating of 100 represents a house that is airtight, well insulated, sufficiently ventilated and requires no purchased energy. The first benefit you’ll find is on your mortgage insurance: Power Smart New Homes qualify for a 10 per cent refund on Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation Mortgage

Buying an energy-efficient home is one of the best ways to maximize your home budget,” says Doug Overholt, representative for BC Hydro’s Power Smart New Home program. “If you save on expenses, you can afford more mortgage.”

Insurance. You’ll also save on your monthly bills. Homes that are rated EnerGuide 80 use at least 30 per cent less energy than an average new home. That’s money in your pocket every month – especially great when energy costs are only expected to rise. Buy a home with a rating higher than EnerGuide 80, and save even more. The third benefit is resale value; as energy costs rise and green building continues to gain popularity, a home that demonstrates its efficiency will likely hold its value as compared to one that is inefficient with high monthly operating costs. There are other benefits as well, Overholt says. “Builders who are smart about energy efficiency are adopting improved building practices and making use of new technologies. Their homes are more comfortable – cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter – while using less energy overall. It’s hard to add energy efficiency later; you need to get it built in from the start.” The Power Smart New Home program gives you an easy way to find houses, townhomes, and condos that are designed to save energy. For more information and to find your energy efficient dream home, check out the full listing of Power Smart New Home Builders and featured developments at bchydro.com/pshomes.

WE MAKE IT EASY TO FIND A HOME THAT’S BUILT TO SAVE. NOT ALL NEW HOMES ARE BUILT WITH ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN MIND. That’s why it pays to look for a Power Smart New Home Builder when shopping for your next home. Power Smart New Homes are independently rated EnerGuide 80 or higher, which means they use at least 30% less energy than an average new home. And since they’re built the smart way, they stay cooler in the summer and cozier in the winter—all while saving you money for years to come.

Find your Power Smart New Home Builder at bchydro.com/pshome


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T R A D I T I O NA L ST Y L E & CO N T E M PO R A RY E L EGA N C E

NOW SELLING

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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FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS

INDEX IN BRIEF FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . . . . . . 1-8 COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . 9-57 TRAVEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61-76 CHILDREN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-98 EMPLOYMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . 203-387 PETS & LIVESTOCK . . . . . . . . . . . 453-483 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE . . . . . . 503-587 REAL ESTATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 603-696 RENTALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 703-757 AUTOMOTIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 804-862 MARINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 903-920

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DISCRIMINATORY LEGISLATION Advertisers are reminded that Provincial legislation forbids the publication of any advertisement which discriminates against any person because of race, religion, sex, color, nationality, ancestry or place of origin, or age, unless the condition is justified by a bona fide requirement for the work involved.

COPYRIGHT Copyright and/or properties subsist in all advertisements and in all other material appearing in this edition of bcclassified.com. Permission to reproduce wholly or in part and in any form whatsoever, particularly by a photographic or offset process in a publication must be obtained in writing from the publisher. Any unauthorized reproduction will be subject to recourse in law.

Advertise across Advertise across the the Advertise across the Lower Mainland Mainland in Lower in lower mainland in the 18 best-read the 18 best-read thecommunity 17 best-read community community newspapers and newspapers and newspapers. dailies. 53 dailies. ON THE WEB: ON THE WEB:

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O/O with 1T needed for office supply company. Send resumes to gordt@costlessexpress.com

HELP WANTED

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HELP WANTED

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

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: jobs@bstmanagement.net or Call: 604-214-3161

a long-time resident of the Burnaby area, passed away Wednesday the 29th of February at the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster at the age of 80. Born on April 30,1931 in Vernon, June spent the majority of her years within her home Province of British Columbia, but was a traveller at heart. In the 1960’s she worked at the Chateau Lake Louise in Alberta, and in the small community of Ocean Falls, BC, before moving back to the Lower Mainland. June was a fixture of her community and donated to a number of charities including; the World Wildlife Federation, the Knowledge Network, the Christian Children’s Fund, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and many others. June loved good food and socializing, enjoyed going to movies and singing in the choir with friends, and had a wonderful smile that could light up a room. Her brother David, sister Louise and nephew Christopher survive her. In place of flowers, please make a donation to the Canadian Diabetes Association. June had requested that there be no formal service, but a Memorial Tea will be held in her honour this Saturday, March 10th at 11 AM in the lounge at 9210 Salish Court.

DRIVER. Class 1 Drivers wanted. Offering top pay. Close to home. Home most weekends. Family comes first! 1 year flat deck exp. & border crossing a must. Fax resume & driver abstract to 604-853-4179.

Getting a job couldn’t be easier!

Aldergrove Company looking for a permanent full - time CSR. Position details include but are not limited to order entry, border paperwork, and various types of correspondence. Proficient exp. with Accpac, excel and word an asset. Benefits offered after 3 mths. Please e-mail your resume with cover letter stating wage expectation to mgratwicke812@gmail.com

HELP WANTED .

All Ages, All Ethnicities

We need 12 CSR reps now! F/T ASSISTANT MANAGER (Burnaby) Shilla Tours & Travel Ltd. 3-5 yrs exp. College grad. Eng/Korean is beneficial $21.50/H Fax: 604-516-0328 Grand Career Fair Gateway Casinos

EXPERIENCED Lane Closure Tech’s and Traffic Control people req’d. immediately. 604-996-2551 or email Traffic_King@shaw.ca

PAID training. F/T Hours Benefits after 6 months Must be outgoing!!! ERICA @ 604-777-2195

If you can stay up after 10 pm We Have a Job for You. Wednesday March 14th, 2012 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm The Red Bar at Starlight Casino 350 Gifford Street New Westminster, BC V3M 7A3

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Advertising Representative 109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Vancouver's Urban Weekly, is seeking a full time retail advertising/ marketing representative. This opportunity is for a results oriented individual. Candidates for this position will possess the ability to service existing clients and develop new business in an extensive and varied territory. Must enjoy outside sales.

Our work environment sets industry standards for professionalism and combines a salary/benefit package designed to attract and retain outstanding employees. v

Families, Kids, Tots & Teens!! Register Now Busy Film Season

UP TO $20/HR

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

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CUSTOMER SERVICE REP.

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CALL 604-558-2278

If you have a proven track record in sales and customer service, thrive on working in a fast-paced environment, are highly motivated, career oriented with strong organization and communication skills, we would like to hear from you.

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

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EDUCATION

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LOST AND FOUND

to Every Hunter in BC! Advertise in The BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis 2012-2014 publication. Increased circulation 250,000 copies! Tremendous Reach, Two Year Edition! Contact Annemarie at 1 800 661 6335 or hunt@blackpress.ca

WE’RE ON THE WEB

Get Practical Skills That Get Jobs

FOUND: I-Phone on Feb 21 at Nelson / Bennett. Please call to identify. (604)433-7121

ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS

Van Kam Freightways’ group of companies requires Owner Operators and Class 1 Company drivers to be based out of our Surrey Terminal. Applicants must have winter and mountain driving exp./training. We offer above average rates and an excellent employee benefits package. Call Bev at 1-800-663-0900/ 604968-5488 or send a detailed resume and current driver’s abstract. (For owner operators, provide details of your truck) to: careers@vankam.com Fax, 604-587-9889 Van Kam is committed to Employment Equity and Environmental Responsibility. Thank you for your interest however only those of interest to us will be contacted.

HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR TRAINING

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Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.bc.ca

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WOULD Sharon Malone that was a chum of Cunningham or Gerrie Phelan that attacked my private phone the Rose of Sharon Church.

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Call Christy 604-436-2472 for available routes email Email circulation@burnaby newsleader.com

Advertising Representative

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Deliver newspapers (2x per week) on Wednesdays and Fridays in your area. Papers are dropped off at your home with the flyers pre-inserted!

Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking bcclassified.com for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

Heavy Duty Mechanic Vernon,BC Required for maintenance and repairs of mechanical,electrical, hydraulic systems, & diesel, 2 & 4 stroke engines. For details or to apply: e-mail hr@nor-val.com

CARRIERS NEEDED YOUTH and ADULTS

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AGREEMENT

DISTRIBUTORS

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

Please send your application in confidence to: Gail Nugent Advertising Manager WE 280-1770 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC V6J 3G7 email: admanager@WEVancouver.com

Burnaby NewsLeader New Westminster NewsLeader This is a fantastic opportunity to develop a rewarding career in advertising and marketing. The Burnaby NewsLeader & New Westminster NewsLeader are divisions of Black Press Ltd., Canada’s largest independent newspaper company, with more than 180 community, daily and urban newspapers in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii, and extensive online operations with over 250 websites. Black Press is also Western Canada’s largest privately-held commercial printer with 14 printing plants. The NewsLeader is the recent recipient of the Suburban Newspapers of America 2009 First Place Best Community Newspaper, circulation 37,500+, plus has won or been nominated in eleven categories for the 2010 SNAs, CCNAs, and BCYCNAs, including winning a CCNA Blue Ribbon award. If you are a highly creative individual with an ability to multi-task in a fast-paced team environment and have good interpersonal and sales skills, we would like to meet you. To apply, please forward your resume with a cover letter to: Jean Hincks, Publisher 7438 Fraser Park Drive Burnaby, BC V5J 5B9 Email: publisher@burnabynewsleader.com publisher@newwestnewsleader.com Deadline for applications is: March 16, 2012

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LABOURERS

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

LABOURERS CIVIL & PARK CONSTRUCTORS Seeks Labourers for project in Surrey. Must have own vehicle. Min. 2 year experience in construction labor. Fulltime $16 - $20 (depending on experience) Plus OVERTIME and BENEFITS Fax resume to 604-507-4711 or Email: Paul.orourke@wilcocivil.ca www.wilcocivil.ca

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Relief LPN, experienced in giving injections required for busy medical clinic in Coquitlam. Please fax resume to: 604-939-7781.

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

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

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

HARD CHROMED PLATER Prefer experience in the hard chrome plating industry. 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: Bob.boudreau@wartsila.com 1771 Savage Rd, Richmond, B.C V6V 1R1 Fax: 604-244-1181 www.wartsila.com Concrete Form Stripper(F/t)(New Westminster)(1-2 year exp)Soboco Construction Ltd Sal$19/hr. Duties:Erect and dismantle concrete forms, scaffolding, ramps, catwalks and perform related tasks. Mix, pour and spread materials such as concrete. Fax resume: 604-299-6460 or email :ahallgate@bosaconstruction.com

GAS MECHANIC for busy logging company in the Fraser Valley Area. Must have valid BC drivers licence and good work ethic. Ticketed mechanic’s are considered an asset.

Competitive Wages & Benefits After 3 mos. Please fax 604-796-0318 or e-mail: mikayla.tamihilog@shaw.ca

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CASHIERS/STORE CLERK req’d Your Dollar Store With More New West. P/T & F/T positions. Must be available for some week- day and weekend shifts.Retail exp an asset. Please email resume to ydswmnewwest@gmail.com Attn: Store Manager - new store hiring

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JPK CONTRACTORS requires rough carpenters/joiners as soon as possible. Responsibilities: framing walls, roof structures, windows, doors, assemble and join wood components, install floor beams, follow blueprints. Full-time, 24.50$/hour, Metro Vancouver jobsites. Ideal candidate with high school completion and at least four years experience as joiner/carpenter. Please contact us at jpkcontractorsca@gmail.com.

SALES

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One affordable monthly payment interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not the creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca

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PRESSURE WASHING POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Call Ian 604-724-6373

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS AT NORTHWEST ROOFING Re-roofing, Repair & New Roof Specialists. Work Guar. WCB.10% Senior’s. Disc. Jag 778-892-1530 GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters. $80. 604-240-5362

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AMERICAN Cocker Spaniel pups. P/B. 1 shots, family raised. Ready for good home $750 firm 604-826-3655

BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies. 3 females vet chckd, 1st shots. $950. Langley.778-241-5504

CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977

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CLEANING SERVICES

DETAILED EUROPEAN CLEANING.

Efficient, Reliable, Friendly, Bonded Excellent References with 18 yrs of experience. Call Ivet: 778-235-4070 LICENCED & INSURED Cleaning Service. Res./Comm. Wkly/Bi-Wkly Free Quotes. Call 604-363-2475.

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

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Since 1972 Dan 778-837-0771

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DRYWALL

ELECTRICAL

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance

$45/Hr

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

ADDITIONS, Renovations & New Construction. Concrete Forming & Framing Specialist. 604.218.3064

604-537-4140 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

329 PAINTING & DECORATING A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 8yrs

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com

www.caliberwest contracting.com 604.764.9594 HOME IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry, painting, drywall, tiles Quality work - reasonable price Martin 604-521-8715

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

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Landscape Maintenance

D Economical Lawn Mowing D Complete Grounds Maint D Pruning & Shaping D Aeration & Power Raking D Fully Insured Residential~Strata~Commercial

Free Estimates

LOVING home sought for Wiley, male, 14 years young, neutered cat. Is healthy, extremely affectionate. Comes with some food, litter, litter tray etc. Phone: 604-522-0151 or email musser@telus.net

www.recycleitcanada.ca

GARDENING

(604)671-2746

• Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly

ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020

* Electrical * Plumbing * Heating * Painting * Carpentry * Tile Work * Laminate & Hardwood Flooring Exc. Rates, Senior Disc. Work guar. Since 1986. Ken 604-418-7168

A Dream Landscaping. Retaining walls, topsoil, turf, shrubs, trimming, yard cleanup, bark mulch, (604)724-4987 or 604-724-9036

RECYCLE-IT!

Cocker Spaniels: Proud parents of 8 pups, born Feb 2. 1st shots, dewormed, vet chkd, tails/dews done. Ready Apr 1. Purebred, no papers. $600. 604-888-0832 Eves

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

ABBA MOVERS & DEL. Res/com 1-4 ton truck, 1 man $35/hr, 2 men from $45. Honest, bsmt clean up. 25 yrs of experience.604-506-7576

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

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MOVING & STORAGE

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

A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, reroofing. Dhillon 604-782-1936.

LAWNS PLUS

AVOID BANKRUPTCY SAVE UP TO 70% OFF YOUR DEBT.

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

PETS

1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

287

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

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

182

GARDENING

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

LEGAL SERVICES

NEW WEST ELECTRICIAN Small Jobs. Renovations, Panels. Elec. Heat, Lighting, Repairs. Call (604)591-7621

PERSONAL SERVICES

281

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

CRIMINAL RECORD?

260

This Is A Real Opportunity to make over $100,000/year

NO CALLS, please!!!

FINANCIAL SERVICES

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

SALES PROFESSIONALS

careers@bsv.ca

182

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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. www.pioneerwest.com

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

RV SALES REP needed for asap! We need someone to join the Voyager RV sales team! We have a rare opening for an energetic & effective RV salesperson, to start this Spring! It’s an amazing opportunity to sell the industry’s top selling RV brands (Jayco, Itasca, Winnebago towables, Northern Lite & more!) and work at the BC Interior’s Largest RV dealer. Email resumes to sales@voyagerrv.ca or fax to 250766-4640.

Basement Systems Vancouver Inc. is a basement waterproofing repair company and is growing You will run Company Provided high quality leads and close sales. Some previous sales exp. is required - you’re computer wise and outgoing. 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. Reply with Resume as a word or PDF document to

PERSONAL SERVICES

ZIGGY’S RENO’S. European quality work. Free Est. All types of renos. Best prices! 604-931-4224 .Enterprise Plumbing, Heaitng, Gasfitting

PLUMBING

604.587.5865

JOBS: Whether you’re looking to find or fill a position, this is where your search begins. Call bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

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

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com

NORWEGIAN ELKHOUND pups. Dewormed, 1st vaccination. Ready March 15 - 21st. 604-823-2259 mitzvig@hotmail.ca

Purebred registered Havanese pups, great disposition, litter trained, 1st shots, many different colors to choose from, great pets for any family. For information call 1-250-8324923 or 1-250-517-7579. Springer/Lab cross pups, vet check, 1st shots, eager and social $350, 604-823-6739 afternoons/evenings.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 533

FERTILIZERS

WEED FREE Mushroom Manure. 13 yards - $160 or Well Rotted 10 yards - $180. 604-856-8877


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FURNITURE

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

MATTRESSES staring at $99

750

GARAGE SALES

MISC. FOR SALE

RECREATIONAL/SALE

2009 Montana 3400RL

SUITES, LOWER

COQUITLAM Oxford Hts. Quiet st. 2 bdrm grnd lvl ste. $800/incl utils. March 15. N/P. N/S. 604-722-3346

MISC. WANTED

751

Private Coin Collector Looking to Purchase Collections,Mint Sets, Accumulations, Olympic, Gold, Silver Coins etc. Please call Travis 604-377-5748

SUITES, UPPER

MILLARDVILLE. 2 bdrm upper. N/S. N/P. Adult oriented. Laundry & hydro incl. $825. Avail. April 1. 604937-7161 after 6 p.m.

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

752

PEARL DRUM SET, $1000, receipts for $1000 in upgrades, located in Hope. Call 1 (604)869-7329

PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1030/mo - $1134/mo. Shares req’d. Close to WCE, schools & shopping. No subsidy available. 19225 119th Ave. For more info & to book an appt. call 604-465-1938

REAL ESTATE 626

838

Microwave, washer/dryer combo, 3 burner stove, 2 recliners, and free standing dinette. $54,983 (Stk.32434) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

BURNABY recent reno spac 1 bdrm g/l suite, quiet street. 6 appls, close to Edmonds skytrain NS/NP. $825 + utils. Avail Mar 15th/Apr 1st. Call: 604-777-9943

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

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ROOMS FOR RENT

Burnaby 2 bdrm lge livrm cls to bus BCIT SFU. Walk to Deer Lake. Absolutely NS/NP. Quiet tenant. $850 incl hydro/cbl Apr 1. 778-855-7471

BRIDGEVIEW FLEA MARKET Every Sunday, Year Round, 80 Vendors 7am-3pm, 11475-126a St. Sry. Info./Book Table 604-625-3208

560

746

TRANSPORTATION

Port Coquitlam - Maryhill furnished bdrm. shr’d kitchen/bath/living Quiet older N/S hse. $375 604.941.2959

• Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331

551

RENTALS

TOWNHOUSES

40’ DUTCH STAR with Cummings turbo diesel, less than 59,000 mi. Always stored indoors, looks like new, economical to operate, 2 slides, din. booth, 2 a/cond, 2 TV’s, 2 CD & 2 VHS players, ldry., propane generator (6500W). Must be seen. 604-854-3266

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES! vehicles. Local family owned and operated business. BBB com or call (604)209-2026

2 hour Service from call. Professional staff and Member with A+ rating. Visit us on-line at www.a1casper.

TRANSPORTATION

HOUSES FOR SALE

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

COQUITLAM CTR; 2 bdrm apt, u/g prkg, all appls, big patio, Mar 15th. $1100/mo. NP/NS. (604)377-8093. BURNABY

MAPLE PLACE TOWERS 1 Bdrm Apts starting at $950 2 Bdrm Apts starting at $1200 Heat and hot water included. Dishwasher, fridge, stove, balcony, shared laundry. Avail Immed. Close to amen, schools and mall.

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

Call 604-421-1235 www.aptrentals.net BURNABY

Villa Del Mar 6630 Telford Ave.

Move-In Incentive. Bright, large newly reno’d 1 and 2 bedroom suites for rent. Heat & h/w incl’d. New hardwood floors, huge balcony. Only 2 min walk to Metrotown Mall. Please call 604-336-4638 to view. Move in TODAY!

806

ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

1977 PORSCHE TARGA, 6 cyl, 12,000 kms, green, excellent cond., $9950. Call: (604)921-9162

810

#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200

AUTO FINANCING

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 The Scrapper

BURNABY

Walker Manor

Move-Allowance 1/2 mo. Rent FREE! Bright, large 1 bedroom for rent in a newly reno’d building. Large balcony, freshly painted with hardwood floors. 2 Min walk to Highgate Mall & all major transit.

Please call 778-994-2334 COQUITLAM: 2 bdrm 2 bthrm- 996 sf. Cls to shopping, Douglas College & amen. March 1. N/s, N/p. $1350/mo. Call 604-941-3259 Coquitlam Ctr 2 bdrm bright g/l, fresh paint, inste ldry f/p, patio, prkg strg, NS/NP $1175. 604-767-0599 MAPLE Ridge dntwn Urbano complex, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, inste w/d, f/p, deck, 2 u/g prkg. Nr amens. NS/NP.

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

1-800-910-6402

www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557

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NEW WEST bach $650; lrg 1 bdrm $780. Balc. 8th St. FREE HT/HW. Nr shops. 604-781-1846, 937-5427

1994 Buick Regal, AirCared. 99,000 kms. 4 new tires. Needs TLC. $700. Call 604-534-0923

DORIC MANOR

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES The OLDER. The DIRTIER. The BETTER. Flexible Terms. Quick Closing. Call us First! 604.657.9422

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

$1150+ utils. Ref. Apr 1 604-512-8725

NEW WESTMINSTER

627

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca

236 - 8th St. Bachelor, 1, 2 & 3 bdrm suites for rent. Includes heat / hot water and cable. Close to Massey Theatre, Douglas College, Royal City Mall.

Phone: 604-522-9153

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

CARS - DOMESTIC

1997 BUICK LESABRE LTD leather, 139 kms, prem. cond., one owner, $3900/obo. (778)565-4230 2000 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE. Silver,black top. 350 auto.Too much to list!! $24,900. Call 604-313-7014 2002 OLDSMOBILE INTRIGUE, senior driven, 89,000kms, $4500. Hope (604)869-7329 2008 PONTIAC G5 Coupe, 2/dr, auto, 44,000/km, CD player, new all season tires. $7500. 604-467-2901. 2008 PONTIAC WAVE, 4 dr sedan, auto, 150K, runs & looks good, white, $4850 firm. (604)538-9257

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

RENTALS NEW WESTMINSTER

706

APARTMENT/CONDO BURNABY & COQUITLAM

Spacious 2 & 3 Bdrm T/hses 2 Bdrm Apartments With accessible amenities, in safe family oriented communities of Coquitlam, North Burnaby. Pet friendly.

Subsidies available based on gross houseold income. ✮

2 Bedroom Apartment between $22,800 & $31,800

2 Bedroom Townhouse between $30,000 & $37,200

3 Bedroom Townhouse between $34,800 & $43,200 If your income is lower than these ranges call BC Housing 604-433-2218

For further info call 604-451-6075 to view Metro Vancouver Housing Co-operation.

Large newly renovated 1, 2 & 3 bdrm apts available in well-kept concrete building. New floors and appl’s. Freshly painted. Patio and large storage room inste. 3 laundries in bldg. Rent incl’s heat & hot water. Sauna & jacuzzi. 5 min. walk to skytrain, Douglas College & New West Quay. Close to all amenities. 211 11St. New West. Please call 604-834-1756 www.aptrentals.net

2001 HONDA ACCORD-4 dr. sedan, 4 cyl. auto, local, silver w/ grey cloth, 161k, pwr. options, A/C, very clean in/out. $6250 / 604.312.7415 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 2005 SUZUKI SWIFT HB,exc cond, all records, low miles, owner history $5000/obo.604-942-8171/506-4120

838

RECREATIONAL/SALE 2006 NEPTUNE 36PDD

715

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

COQUITLAM west. Newer 1200 s/f half duplex, 2 bdrms, 1.5 baths, 2 traffic lights to SFU, nr amens, n/s n/p, $1200 +%utils. 604-721-8424.

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HOMES FOR RENT

PITT MEADOWS. 2 & 3 bdrm. in family complex. Close to bus, schools & shopping. Ref’s req’d. Small pets okay, $1075/$1175/mo. Avail. immed. 604-465-1938.

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

2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $7000 firm. Call 604-538-4883 2006 Nissan Frontier Crewcab 4x4 SE w/ canopy - all pwr. options, standard, local, no accident, 128K, exc. cond. Body lift, suspension, rims, tow hitch & loads of extras. $16,995 Call 604-916-7688

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TRUCKS & VANS

2001 CHEVROLET ASTRO VAN 8 pass. white, mechanically sound, excellent cond. in & out. No accid. local. $3000 obo / 604.306.0144 2001 GMC SIERRA 4x4, ext’d cab, auto, green, 135K, $8000 firm. Call: (604)538-9257 2009 TOYOTA Tacoma TRD Sport truck, auto, 4x4, double cab, local, no accidents, warranty, 52K, silver. $27,995. Call 604-722-1362.

MARINE 912

BOATS

ALUMINUM BOAT WANTED, 10’, 12’ or 14’, with or without motor or trailer, will pay cash, 604-319-5720

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is hereby given to Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Norman Gwillam Thorney, late of #307 – 12 K de K Court, New Westminster, BC, that the particulars of their claim should be sent to the solicitor for the estate at #235 – 550 Sixth Street, New Westminster, BC, V3L 3B7, on or before the 20th day of March, 2012, after which date the solicitor for the estate will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executor then has notice.


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