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Mike Hauner shows off one of the distinctive glass tiles produced by his family’s Burnaby company, Interstyle.

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Georgia Hauner has come across a lot of words in her 80 years. That’s why the matriarch of the family that founded and still runs Interstyle Ceramic and Glass is called upon to concoct the names for the distinctive glass tiles that are produced in their Burnaby factory and ¿nd a home on walls, countertops, tables, Àoors and benches. Since 1983 they’ve produced more than 45,000 colours and designs, each with its own unique name like “sunset,” “delphinium,” and “olivine.”

In a squat industrial building alongside Winston Street, Interstyle is Canada’s largest designer and manufacturer of ceramic and glass tiles. It’s also the only one. Interstyle’s three giant roller kilns and six Àat bed kilns ¿re a kaleidoscope of glass squares, rectangles and stones that are coveted by high-end designers and architects. Locally, their tiles can be seen at the Vancouver International Airport, Children’s Hospital, the new convention centre, and the recently completed Harmony House eco demonstration project in South

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Burnaby. But they’re coveted by snazzy retailers, upscale restaurants and hotels as well as stylish homes around the world. Not bad for a company that started from a boxcar full of broken leftover glass. That’s the opportunity that was presented in the early 1980s to Ernesto Hauner, an Italian-born ceramic tile maker who immigrated his family to Canada from Brazil. He started experimenting with glazes to create colourful ashtrays. But people weren’t smoking as much anymore so by 1983 Interstyle was the only

company making tiles of fused glass. “Glass is a very interesting medium to work with, to go beyond its limitations,” says Mike Hauner, Ernesto’s son, who now runs the business with his brother Kim. “It’s a technical and creative challenge. It’s very labour intensive.” Interstyle employs about 120 people at its Burnaby factory which runs 24 hours a day, ¿ve days a week. They cut the sheets of incoming glass, colour it, ¿re it, create the mosaics, then ship and pack it. Every order is custom to the clients’ speci¿cations. Please see TILE, A3

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Ellis Ashbury and Daniel Lazaro guide objects into holders in the competition ring at the B.C. VEX Robotics high school championships at BCIT.

Robot games More than 80 teams of students from across British Columbia, Vancouver Island and Washington state converged on the gym at BCIT on Saturday to see who could place the most plastic balls and shapes into a series of baskets the fastest. Or rather, who designed, constructed and programmed the robot that could best achieve that task the fastest. After six hours of competitions and countless anxious moments of tweaking and reprogramming, the winners in three divisions and the overall excellence winner qualiÀed for the 2012 VEX Robotics world championships, to be held in Anaheim, Calif. in April. This year’s champions are all from the Exothermic Robotics Club in Redmond, Wash. Above, Gavin Dowdell, of Centennial secondary in Coquitlam, makes some adjustments to his team’s robot. Left, competitors await their turn in the ring. Below left, Haley Huang, of Vancouver’s Gladstone secondary, works on his team’s robot under the watchful eye of another Gladstone student Ben Clark. Below right, Andrew Chen and Phillip Cho, grade 12 students at Gladstone, make some adjustments to their robot.

“Brian worked at the heart of a successful NDP government. He is Àuently bilingual. And he knows what he stands for,” he said. “Brian understands that to win, New Democrats must put forward a bold agenda and deliver on it one practical step at a time. That’s how you lead a vibrant and growing city like Burnaby. And that’s how New Democrats can lead the country.” Topp said he was “deeply honoured” to have the Burnaby mayor’s support. “He is the kind of leader that is showing the way for New Democrats who want to govern for a purpose—a better community for all our citizens. His endorsement is a huge boost to my campaign.” Topp is up against several vying to replace Layton, including Quebec MP Thomas Mulcair, Toronto MP Peggy Nash, and B.C. MP Nathan Cullen. The party will choose its new leader at a Toronto convention March 23 and 24.

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“You should enforce against everybody.” In an interview, chief building inspector Patrick Shek said he was unable to comment on individual contractors and their dealings with city hall. “We don’t single out anybody. Anybody that has bylaw violations, we just enforce the bylaws.” During construction of a project, city building inspectors conduct inspections and write up any bylaw violations they ¿nd on site, Shek explained. “We don’t drive around looking for illegal construction.” City inspectors do follow up on written complaints, he said, noting it must be in writing to ensure the complaint is legitimate. Contractors require city business licences to operate in Burnaby, and those building new homes also require a provincial licence through the Homeowner Protection Of¿ce. As for complaints by neighbours about a contractor or construction project, Shek said there is no bylaw regulating that type of situation. The city will take action on safety issues or those involving city property.

“But as far as damaging property or causing nuisance to the neighbours, that’s more of a civil matter.” Sometimes people call the police to deal with it as a trespassing issue, but there’s little city staff can do. As for revoking contractors’ business licences, chief licence inspector Craig Collis said it’s very rare. He’s aware of one case, roughly a decade ago, when a licence was revoked because a builder not only had bylaw violations, but had a history of not delivering what was promised in contracts. Such a move would require the approval of city council, as would suspension of a licence, he said. Responding to bylaw violations with tickets is an easier way to convince people to comply, with ¿nes ranging from $100 to $500 per incident. Revoking a licence would be an absolute last resort, Collis said, noting such a move would essentially be “putting that business out of work so it’s not something we do lightly.” As for the homes on Stanley Street, city council approved the staff recommendation to place a notice on title.

The builder of a Burnaby duplex who ignored city bylaws claims he is repeatedly being singled out by a city building inspector. Gurinder Mangat spoke as a delegation to council recently on behalf of the owners of 7757 and 7759 Stanley St. Council was considering a staff recommendation to ¿le a notice in the Land Title Of¿ce to warn the homes’ prospective purchasers of the issues. According to a city staff report, a stop work order and notice of suspension was issued in October 2010 after a city building inspector discovered the project did not conform to plans that were approved. Senior staff met with the builder about the issues, and eventually found rear deck additions, crawlspaces converted to living area without authorization, and the gross Àoor area over the permitted amount by 1,129 square feet. The builder responded by providing drawings to conform to what was the maximum Àoor space permitted, including converting front bedrooms to open covered decks, which for children under 19 & seniors 65 and over (with valid BC Care Card) satis¿ed the inspector’s concerns in September Comprehensive Eye Exams By 2011. But over a month later, city staff received a written complaint alleging Contact Lens Fittings the front decks had been Laser Surgery Consultations converted to living area Eye Disease Diagnosis & Treatment again and that a for-sale Emergency Eye Care sign was posted on the State-of-the-Art Technology property, claims building In-house Edging of Glasses inspectors con¿rmed. Large Selection of Frames and Contacts At the council meeting, Mangat said Coverage for: he is currently renting Social Assistance the home from owners NIHB (Non-Insured Health Benefits) Ravinder and Sarbjit Department of Veterans Affairs Loodu and noted this is Healthy Kids Program not the ¿rst time city hall RCMP has put a notice on title of Canadian Armed Forces a home he has built. Immigrants Mangat said he’s Foster Homes and more... been building homes in Burnaby since 2002 and Exams in English & had similar issues with city hall at 5910 McKee starting from including frames St. and 5456 Clinton St. Some restrictions apply. Please present coupon for “My relationship is very promotion. Offer valid March 1-31st, 2012 good with the city except for one inspector,” he 15TH AVENUE said, adding he knows of X many cases of builders 16TH AVENUE who Àout the bylaws. When Mayor Derek 10TH AVENUE Corrigan asked if he was suggesting that the city shouldn’t be enforcing its PARKING IN THE REAR | OPEN MONDAY-SATURDAY bylaws, Mangat replied,

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We’ve all received robo-calls. Usually they come at the most inconvenient times, while preparing or eating dinner, or just heading out the door for the evening. We’re usually pitched an opportunity to have surplus clothing picked up, get our carpets cleaned or save a life by donating to some sort of worthy cause. But the robo-calls New Democrats and Liberals are alleging the Conservative party made during their successful 2011 election campaign are much more insidious. They say the robo-calls to voters in ridings across Canada directed them to incorrect polling stations, perhaps frustrating their attempt to cast their ballot and inÀuencing the election’s results. An economist at Simon Fraser University, Anke Kessler, says that’s entirely possible. Kessler crunched the numbers and in a draft discussion paper published on her website, she says as many as 2,500 voters in ridings targeted by the robo-calls may not have reached their proper polling station to cast their vote. In ¿ve of those ridings that was enough to secure victory for the Tory candidate over their Liberal and NDP opponents. Kessler concludes her analysis “suggests that any alleged robocalling had a statistically signi¿cant impact on voter turnout and election results.” While shady ethics and playing fast and loose with the truth are expected elements of any election campaign, outright deception to dissuade voters from exercising their democratic choice crosses a dangerous line. It is particularly ironic that this investigation erupts at a time when the Conservative government is demanding easier access for police to phone and Internet records of suspected criminals. In our electronic age, there are few secrets that can’t be uncovered. As the robo-call scandal unfolds, the Conservatives may yet fall upon their own sword.

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Cold climate on Planet BCTF VICTORIA – The stories began tumbling out as soon as last week’s column on teacher union indoctrination of students was posted on our websites. Most parents, retired teachers and administrators requested anonymity, because their kids and grandkids still have to go to school, or they have relatives or fair-weather friends in the B.C. Teachers’ Federation who mustn’t be enraged by any contradiction of their dogma. There was the Grade 3 art class in Langley where students were assigned to create anti-Bill 22 protest signs. There was the Grade 6 teacher in Greater Victoria who started a one-hour drill on BCTF talking points by telling students not to believe anything they see in the media. There was the middle school in the Gulf Islands that dismissed students early to force them all out in a show of solidarity against the latest of many legislated settlements. And there were the BCTFBCGEU pickets that blocked entrances to government of¿ces here in Victoria, harassing,

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threatening and physically blocking of¿ce workers in an effort to force them to join the thousands bused in for the traditional howling show of strength for Big State Labour bosses on the legislature lawn. In my 20 years of criticizing the policies and tactics of teacher union radicals, I have had my of¿ce windows smashed twice. I have seen a mob of self-absorbed strikers push a senior off the sidewalk into the snow. My daughter has been subjected to hard-left environmental propaganda in elementary school. I’ve never seen anything like this. But hey, let’s be constructive here. First, I should emphasize I understand that these incidents do not represent the vast majority of dedicated teachers, who wouldn’t think of intentionally abusing their position for personal or political

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gain. I mean that sincerely. And thanks to all the teachers who sent me lecturing letters, particularly those who insist that they don’t really want another 16-per-cent raise, because their ¿rst priority is improving classroom resources. Volume doesn’t permit individual responses to everyone. Authors who begin along the lines of “Sir, you are an idiot” receive lower priority. If I don’t get back to you, please convey your willingness to accept a brief wage freeze to your union executive. They’ve scaled back some of their more egregious prep time and paid leave demands, but apparently your admirably altruistic message has not yet been absorbed. And yes, I’m aware that the Harvard study of class size and performance I mentioned last week examined charter schools in the United States. I understand that “charter school” is considered coarse language in B.C. As with health care, there must be no serious competitive dynamic or other dangerous experimentation permitted within the unionized

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What story should I tell? Today is not my ¿rst attempt at composing a letter to you regarding the current situation for teachers in this province. I speak, of course, of Bill 22 and our government’s unwillingness and inability to negotiate a fair agreement with teachers. Each time I sat down to write to you, I got lost in which story to tell you. Should I tell you about my ¿rst year in the classroom when I was bitten by a student with special needs? Do I explain that our overcrowded school led to conditions where my principal could not support me in the classroom in the ways that were needed? Will this help you see that we need more support for students with special needs? Or would you be more moved by hearing about the parents who wondered why my classroom was so empty compared to all the other Kindergarten classrooms in the school? You see, I had just started in my ¿rst classroom, and had not yet begged for supplies, borrowed toys and books from my daughter’s bedroom, scouted garage sales and craigslist, nor spent over a thousand

dollars of my own money to set my classroom up. This is in fact what happened over the next few months as I solved a problem created by our current situation. Or would you be more impressed by how I tried to explain to my own child in kid-language why there would be no school for three days, the meaning of being on strike and what we are ¿ghting for. You see, I teach my daughter and my students to work out their problems. They do this by talking with one another and listening to the other side of the issue. I explained that a piece of law (Bill 22) was trying to take this right away from teachers. I echo the words of my wise (perhaps I am biased?) six year old, “but Mama, how can they do that?” How, indeed. How this can happen in a democratic country such as ours is unbelievable. The Supreme Court even declared it (the previous stripping of our contract) unconstitutional. And yet, it is happening. Bill 22 is very real and it must not be passed. Valerie Handa Burnaby

SOMETHING HAS TO CHANGE I am a senior who recently had cancer surgery at Burnaby Hospital. My experience there was unacceptable. After the operation, I had to share my room with other patients. One had six visitors one night, and the other 10. They brought children, who were allowed to run around, and babies. My son complained to the nurses and was told there was nothing they could do, even though the signs state only two visitors per patient. I was also concerned about germs being spread, as the visitors were using the patients’ bathroom. Is this how hospitals control spread of infection? I was sent home after ¿ve days with no home care and was told to see my family doctor to have staples removed, and change the bandages. I visited the doctor three times that week. The following weekend the doctor’s of¿ce was closed. I was unable to get the bandages changed and developed an infection, and was re-adminited to hospital for six more days.

This time no bed was available, and I spent the ¿rst two days in a place the nurses called “the box.” I had trouble sleeping and was glad when I ¿nally got a room. But there, a drunk man suffering withdrawal made life miserable for myself and another patient. Had Burnaby Hospital arranged home care in the ¿rst place I would not have got an infection and been back, and the health care system would have saved a lot of money. Something has to change. Gladys McManus, Burnaby

LOOKING FORWARD TO PIPELINE DISCUSSION Re: Pipeline plan ‘sneaking under radar’ (NewsLeader, March 9) I want to address Wanda Chow’s recent article about Kinder Morgan Canada’s proposed expansion of our Trans Mountain pipeline. We know many British Columbians have questions. We will undertake an open and thorough engagement along the route and marine corridor with communities, First Nations and interested parties. I consider the input from local interests critical to our planning.

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A Burnaby man has lost his appeal over his late common-law wife’s estate, after he was unable to prove she intended to defraud him of an inheritance. Dennis Mawdsley began living with Joan Meshen in 1988 at her home on Keith Street in South Burnaby. By then, Joan was already a wealthy woman. She had two children from her ¿rst marriage, Shirley and Harry, and a son, Michael, by her second marriage to Art Meshen. The beginnings of Joan’s wealth was through Art’s business, which started with his purchase in 1964 of 33 acres of undeveloped land at 7625 Meadow Ave. in Burnaby. The land was a large peat bog which Art excavated, mixing the peat with soil and other nutrients to form a garden mix. Art’s younger brother Bill worked in the business for over 40 years. When Art died in 1983, his estate’s net value was about $1.48 million, and included two houses, and a half-interest in 10 acres in Surrey where Bill, who owned the other halfinterest, built his family home. After Art’s death, Joan took over management of the family business where all three children also worked. Mawdsley claims after he moved into Joan’s home, she convinced him to sell his West Van condo in 1991, because her Keith Street home was “as much his as it was hers,” said Madam Justice Sandra Ballance in her judgment from the original 2010 trial. In 2005, the Meadow Avenue property was sold to Antham for $7.5 million. In February 2006, Joan was diagnosed with liver cancer. At that point, her assets had a gross value of at least $10.5 million. Joan died three-and-a-half months later. Her will, which named as bene¿ciaries her three children and brother-in-law Bill, left nothing to Mawdsley. He claimed in the original trial and at his appeal that Joan’s actions before her death—transferring assets to her children through joint tenancy, gifts and a trust—left little in her actual estate apart from her bank account and safetydeposit boxes, thus deliberately depriving him of his rightful inheritance. He also alleged Joan’s last will, during her last months, had been procured under undue inÀuence when she lacked capacity to sign it. The original trial judge concluded Joan did not adequately provide for Mawdsley, and ordered he receive the contents of the bank account and safety deposit boxes, about $280,000. The Court of Appeal judgment on Feb. 28, upheld the original decision, noting Mawdsley was present at many of the meetings with lawyers and other estate planning professionals when it was clearly discussed that Joan’s children and brother-in-law would be the sole bene¿ciaries of her estate. Joan was always clear the Keith Street house would go to her son Michael. Until the trial, Mawdsley continued to live on the main Àoor rentfree while Michael occupied the basement. The trial judge found that Joan and Mawdsley had an agreement they would retain their own respective assets and money and he knew her children came ¿rst in her life. It was also the children and Bill Meshen who had built the family business over the years, while working for modest pay. In dismissing his appeal, the judges noted that while he sought $3 million from her estate, Mawdsley is 82 with a suf¿cient income and no children. It concluded that the $280,000 the trial judge awarded him is “adequate to satisfy the moral obligations of ‘contemporary justice.’”

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Katherine Willet reviews some of her material prior to leading a seminar on caregiving seniors at the McGill Library on Saturday. Burnaby Family Caregivers, a program of Burnaby Seniors Outreach Services Society (BSOSS) partners with Burnaby Public Library to provide free information sessions to baby boomers and seniors who are caring for an elderly family member. The March series held at the McGill library Àlled quickly. Family caregivers are invited to the free annual information fair on Saturday, April 21st, 10am to 2pm at the Holiday Inn Express Metrotown. For more information call: 604 241 0485

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Seniors Sing-A-Long: Cameron Seniors Recreation Centre’s Sunshine Sing-a-long is looking for a volunteer drummer familiar with music from the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s to accompany its sing-a-long sessions (we can provide the drums). When: Every other Monday, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Where: Cameron Seniors’ Recreation Centre, 9523 Cameron St., Burnaby (behind Lougheed Town Centre). Please phone if interested: 604-420-6478. Central Park Horseshoe Club: Come and play. Newcomers to the sport can learn from the club’s BC Championship title holders. Wednesday nights are fun nights beginning at 6 p.m. Players on site at 1 p.m. Monday to Saturday. Horseshoes are available. Info: Jim, 604-435-9790.


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Free workshop on Advance Care Planning Clinical nurse to speak to seniors about their healthcare plans Grace Escudero reporter@burnabynewsleader

Advance care planning is the subject of a workshop March 29 being presented by the Burnaby Seniors Interagency Society. The workshop will feature Marcia Carr, a clinical nurse specialist who will speak on the topic. Advance care planning is the process where an adult ensures that their beliefs, values and wishes for their future healthcare are known in the event they are incapable of making those decisions when the healthcare is needed. In the fall of 2011, the provincial government began to provide a guide for advance care planning so seniors could better plan their future healthcare. It helps seniors to make an advance directive, what is more commonly known as a living will. “Making signi¿cant decisions like this can be very stressful. We wanted to ¿nd ways to make the situation a little easier and more convenient to help families or individuals plan ahead. Providing standardized forms that can be used in conjunction with legal or other advice and providing these forms and information online is one thing we can do,” said

Minister of Justice and Attorney General Shirley Bond in a press release. The Burnaby workshop is using the slogan “speak up now,” in conjunction with Speak Up, a Canadian campaign to promote advance care planning. The campaign is also promoting National Advance Care Planning Day on April 16. The workshop is on Thursday, March 29 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Edmonds Community Centre at 7282 Kingsway St. There is no charge for the workshop and free refreshments will be available. For more information call Heather Martin as 604689-8609 or visit www.burnabyseniors.org.

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It’s a myth older people need less sleep

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New Westminster Parkinson’s Support Group: If you are a person with Parkinson’s or a caregiver interested in sharing ideas, coping strategies, information and resources, you are warmly welcomed to this support group. When: 1st Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. Where: Century House, 620-8th St., New Westminster. Info: Robbin Jeffereys, 604-662-3240 or rjeffereys@parkinson. bc.ca.

Find a Great Hand at Bonsor: Looking to meet new friends and keep your mind sharp. Drop into Bonsor Complex for a game of cards. Enjoy Bridge, Cribbage, Euchre, Five Hundred and Whist. These card games are offered throughout the week. Info: 604-439-5510.

Bonsor Complex Carpet Bowling: Looking for a fun and entertaining way to beat the winter weather? Come join the Bonsor 55+ carpet bowlers (55+ membership required). When: Meets every Monday and Thursday, 1-3 p.m. Where: Bonsor

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Seniors Together Program: A senior led group focuses on welcoming and involving seniors in a variety of different activities. When: English conversation (Fridays, 10 to 11 a.m.), seniors social group (Fridays, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., light lunch) and Wii games and exercise (Wednesdays, 12 to 3 p.m.). Where: South Burnaby Neighbourhood House, 4845 Imperial St., Burnaby. Info: 604-431-0400.

Bonsor 55+ Health Alert Program: This weekly drop-in program offers blood pressure monitoring, massage, chair exercises, height and weight monitoring and health related literature. Practice and learn about a healthy lifestyle with support

from retired nurses and knowledge trained volunteers. When: Mondays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (guest speaker noon). Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby. Admission: $2 donation per session. Info: 604-439-5510.

Bonsor 55+ Bingo: Enjoy a fun game of bingo. When: Wednesdys, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby. Info: 604-439-5510.

Social dancing for seniors (50+) is held every Sunday from 12:45-3:45 p.m. at Century House, 620 Eighth Street, New Westminster. Five-piece live band and refreshments. No partners required. Info: 604-5191066.

Social Dances: Come with a friend or on your own. Light refreshments and live music. When: Tuesdays, 12-3 p.m. and Thursdays, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby. Tickets: $5 members, $6 non members. Info: 604-439-5510.

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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.

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There are a few questions you should ask yourself: First, do you sense people becoming distracted as the meeting progresses? Second, are they similarly preoccupied at other meetings? And third, do you engage people or do you sense they are often bored? While you probably shouldn’t blame yourself, if The smartphone, iPad and laptop (with Wi-Fi) you allow the meetings to divert from the agenda are extremely beguiling and our and drag on, then distraction may be fascination with technology can a symptom of a larger problem. mesmerize us in just about any So, if you have discerned that setting—even in a meeting where attendees are initially quite attentive attention is expected. but soon become consumed with Simon Gibson The concern that a missed text texting and emailing, it may be an message or email might contain indication that meetings are just too something important can pull us long. away from our circumstances and cause us to “drop I’d recommend you take the ¿rst 10 minutes out” and busily divert our attention elsewhere. of your next meeting to introduce the topic. Seek It has probably crossed your mind to simply consensus and alert those present that as chair institute a policy of not allowing smartphones or you believe technology is distracting people from laptops at the meetings. the agenda—which is causing the meetings to be It is probably not the solution, however, as potentially ineffective. attendees would almost certainly resent you and may Ask for their advice and be open to suggestions. even quit attending—if it is optional. Ultimately, you are just one person. But the current Banning technology from meetings would also environment will need to be changed for meetings to be seen as a criticism of their conduct—and level accomplish their objectives. of interest—which may be received as a personal Simon Gibson is an experienced university professor, condemnation of them, notwithstanding the fact that marketing executive and corporate writer. He has a they do participate, as you note. PhD in education from Simon Fraser University and a If you’ve accepted the current behavior degree in journalism from Carleton University. Submit of attendees—which has likely grown your con¿ dential questions relating to work and of¿ce incrementally—it will be rather problematic life to simon@of¿cepolitics101.com. to unilaterally make a ¿rm rule without some consultation.


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Isa Rivero and Andrea Abreu, 11, take a break during the VancouFur convention of athropomorphic animal enthusiasts Saturday at the Executive Inn and Conference Centre in Burnaby. More than 200 fur enthusiasts from around the PaciÀc Northwest and as far away as England and Poland attended the event, which featured a trade show, competitions, a furry parade and discussion panels.

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D TEbook EVENTS 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.

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 non-perishable food item for the food bank.

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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.

Country Legends – A Tribute to Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash: As the star of “A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline,” SaraJeanne 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.

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Embrace Aging workshops The March is Embrace Aging Month series in New Westminster will continue next Thursday (March 15) with a pair of talks at Century House (620 Eighth St.). Kathy Ius of New Westminster Fire and Rescue will speak about ¿re safety prevention in the home beginning at 1 p.m. followed by a talk at 2:30 on ¿nancial ¿tness for those over 50 by Greg Nakano of G&F Financial. The series will conclude the following Thursday with Const. Bruce Ballingall and Shelley Cole of the New Westminster police crime prevention team talking about personal safety and home security at 1 p.m., and Wendy Scott of Nurse Next Door discussing caring from a distance at 2:30. The series is free but requires pre-registering which can be done by calling Century House at 604-

519-1066. For more details go to the Queen’s Park Healthcare Foundation website, www.qphf.org.

Cookie concerns The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning people with milk allergies not to consume certain Real Deal Energy Cookies produced by the Burnaby-based Red Square brand. The affected product, Red Square brand Real Deal Energy Cookie — Oatmeal, Flax & Raisin, is sold in a 650 g (8 bar) package bearing UPC 7 75461 76104 2 and one of the following lot codes: 35520.11 or 36120.11. It contains milk which is not declared on the label. The product has been distributed in B.C., Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. There has been one reported case of allergic reaction associated with consumption of the product. Info: 1-800-442-2342.

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A patch of crocuses alongside the Millenium Trail in New Westminster’s Queen’s Park herald the arrival of spring.

FUNDING FOR STUDENTS, NOT FOR WAGE HIKES. The BCTF is demanding a 15 per cent wage hike and other benefits that would cost $2 billion and raise taxes for BC families. Virtually all other public sector unions have settled for no wage increases. It’s unacceptable that schools are disrupted and that students and their families are inconvenienced over an unreasonable salary demand in difficult economic times. The union is making claims and demands that simply don’t add up.

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The union wants more paid time outside the classroom – sick leave for teachers on call, expanded bereavement and discretionary leave.

The government wants more time for teacher training and to ensure that Pro-D days really are for professional development.

The union says all teaching positions should be selected on the basis of seniority.

The government supports seniority but qualifications must also count so that math teachers teach math, and science teachers teach science.

The union says that teachers who perform poorly in evaluations will be dismissed – ‘one strike and you’re out’.

The government wants to support teacher improvement through a standardized evaluation process.

The union says that government refuses to negotiate.

There has been over a year of negotiations and 78 full bargaining sessions.

The union says that class size limits have been eliminated.

Class size limits will remain in place on all grades across BC.

The union says that BC has 700 fewer special needs teachers.

2100 new teaching assistants have been hired since 2001. And, with a new $165 million Learning Improvement Fund, we will hire more.

It’s time to focus on what matters most in education – BC’s students. That’s why we are focused on per-student funding which is at an all time high, not on wage increases. We all want to do more to make BC’s education system even better. It’s the driving force behind BC’s Education Plan that teachers, parents and students are helping to shape. Teachers care about their students. Parents care about their children’s future.

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As the exclusive Topcon Dealer in Western Canada, we are the best choice for GPS, Lasers, Total Stations, Machine Control Automation, GIS, and supplies. Brandt Tractor is a Platinum member of the Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Program. Find out more about our exciting career opportunities at www.brandtjobs.com or by calling (306) 791-8923. Email resume indicating position title and location to hr@brandttractor.com or fax (306) 791-5986.


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LABOURERS

UP TO $20/HR

CIVIL & PARK CONSTRUCTORS

We need 12 CSR reps now!

PAID training. F/T Hours Benefits after 6 months Must be outgoing!!!

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

ERICA @ 604-777-2195

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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

Long Haul Team Drivers $5,000 signing bonus JBC Transport is a third-party supplier for one of Canada’s top national trucking companies that has more than 50 years of success in the transportation industry. We currently have opportunities for Long Haul Team Drivers based in North Delta, BC. Successful candidates will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience driving long haul, Class 1 licence, Transportation of Dangerous Goods certification, WHMIS training, demonstrated safety focus, load security knowledge, forklift experience and professional driver improvement courses. We operate new, fully equipped tractors and offer regular scheduled runs with 2 days a week at home, compensation for delays while on the road, top mileage premiums, signing and performance bonuses and an attractive benefits package. To apply, please forward your resume, in confidence, to: drivers@jbctransport.com

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MAKE A DIFFERENCE. Join a special team of people who make a real difference in the lives of seniors by providing them with home help assistance. Compassionate and dependable people for part-time work needed. Car required. Learn more at: www.homeinstead.com/3003 or call 604-268-3935

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

CASALINGA Food Service located at 3847 Kingsway Burnaby, BC, is looking to hire a Executive Chef (Noc.6241), Permanent, F/T, shift, overtime, weekend, $20.00 dollars per hour, ASAP, Completion of College, 3 years exp. speak English. Specialties: Canadian, International, Italian, European, Vegetarian, Food Preparation, Specific Skills: Plan and direct food preparation and cooking activities, estimate food requirements, estimate food and labour costs, prepare and cook meals and specialty foods including dishes for customers with food allergies or intolerance. Please send you resume at trish564@shaw.ca

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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION POST BASIC NIGHT COURSE This is your opportunity to expand your basic ECE Training and advance your career! Succeed with a Post Basic diploma in Infant Toddler and Children with Exceptionalities. OR Post Basic ECE certificates in Infant Toddler or Children with Exceptionalities. It’s Your Choice! Night Course Starts Saturday, April 21st: Tues - Thurs - 6pm-9:00pm Every Saturday 8:30am-5pm

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POSITION: Part-time Administrative Assistant Our South Burnaby office is looking for a Part-Time Administrative Assistant. As Administrative Assistant you will be supporting the day to day functions of our Sales and Management team. Along with a strong work ethic, excellent administrative and communication skills the right candidate will also need to have a thorough knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook and Power Point. Please email resume and cover letter to: tvalente@pattisonsign.com

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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 BUSINESS AND FINANCE: Seeking a business opportunity or partner? Posting legal notices? Need investors, agents or distributors, this is where you advertise. bcclassified.com

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DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Laborers and Foremen in Kitimat. BC, Canada. Red Seal Preferred. Laborers will possess competency in assisting on the installation of all types of formwork, performing general labor work and placing concrete. Have the ability to correctly rig and hoist material, ability to signal, rig and work safely with cranes. Project Terms is Project Based Wages are in accordance with Project Labour Agreement between Kitimat Modernization Employer Association and Coalition of British Columbia Building Trades for the Kitimat Modernization Project Please forward resumes to patton@bakerconcrete.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 WELDERS WANTED. Journeyman 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. Located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20km West of Lloydminster is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journeyman wages $33. $37.50/hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualifications. Benefits, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, profit sharing bonus. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine for an appointment or send resume to: blaine@autotanks.ca or production@autotanks.ca. 780-8462231 (Office), 780-846-2241 (Fax).

SALES PERSONAL SERVICES

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

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

careers@bsv.ca

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

AVOID BANKRUPTCY SAVE UP TO 70% OFF YOUR DEBT. One affordable monthly payment interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not the creditors.

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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 DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Journeymen Carpenters and Foremen in Kitimat. BC, Canada. Red Seal Preferred. Carpenters must have experience with installation of footing forms, slab on grade forms, build and install wall, column and elevated horizontal forms. Ability to layout work, off supplied control lines. And the ability to correctly rig and hoist material, ability to signal, rig and work safely with cranes. Project Terms is Project Based Wages are in accordance with Project Labour Agreement between Kitimat Modernization Employer Association and Coalition of British Columbia Building Trades for the Kitimat Modernization Project Please forward resumes to patton@bakerconcrete.com

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LEGAL SERVICES

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

High Caliber Construction Repair, Replace, Remodel...

CUSTOM HOMES • Basement, Kitchen & Bath Remodels • Room Additions • Drywall • Paint • Texture • Finishing • Floors & More Since 1972 Dan 778-837-0771 A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, reroofing. Dhillon 604-782-1936.

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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ACCOUNTING/TAX/ BOOKKEEPING ACCOUNTING BOOKKEEPING SERVICES

30 years experience, Business, Non-profit Organizations, Housing & Personal taxes, payroll. Gilles 604-789-7327, 604-946-0192 www.scorpio-consulting.com

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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

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CONCRETE & PLACING

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

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

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DRYWALL

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

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ELECTRICAL

NO CALLS, please!!!

Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

IVY GREEN YARD SERVICE Hedges, pruning, yd cleanup, maint 35 years exp. FREE Estimates. Guar. Work. Calvin 604-992-4633

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HERBAL MAGIC - With Herbal Magic lose up to 20 pounds in just 8 weeks and keep it off. Results Guaranteed! Start today call 1-800854-5176.

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

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE BAJ MINI EXCAVATING, Sewer, storm, drainage, oil tank removal, paving, old house drainage. 604779-7816, 604-540-9420 Rick’s Bobcat Service. Leveling, Back filling, Trucking reas. rates.778-355-2978, 604-290-2978

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

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

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HOME REPAIRS

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 372

SUNDECKS

REAL ESTATE 615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, gates, alum roof. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

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TREE SERVICES

AAA

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MOVING & STORAGE

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555. ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020

Tree removal done RIGHT! • Tree & Stump Removal • Certified Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~

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AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance

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

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SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800566-6899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDINGS FOR ALL USES! Spring Deals! Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands NOW! Call for FREE Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. STEEL OF A DEAL - BUILDING SALE! 20X24 $4798. 25X30 $5998. 30X42 $8458. 32X58 $12,960. 40X60 $15,915. 47X80 $20,645. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

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HOUSES FOR SALE

PETS

$45/Hr

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

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS PIANO; APT SIZE Lowrey upright piano $750. Ph: 604-418-6274 or 604-531-1576.

If I can’t do it It can’t be done Call Robert 604-941-1618 OR 604-844-4222 INTERIORS: Baths (renos/ repairs) specializing in drywall, doors, flooring, tiling, plumbing, painting, miscellaneous, etc. VERSTILE! EXPERIENCED IN OVER 30 LINES OF WORK! * Quality work * Prompt Service * Fair prices For positive results Call Robert SERVICE CALLS WELCOME

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

706

APARTMENT/CONDO

MAPLE PLACE TOWERS

FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery.

www.aptrentals.net

WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in March, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-5936095.

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!

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709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL EXCEPTIONAL LEASE RATE Located in downtown Vancouver Yukon/2nd Ave. where average rates for retail are $33 per foot giving a gross mthly lease rate of $12375.00 but this 4500 sf shop in this very prime location across from ICBC is avail. for $7500/mo net lease cost. A smaller 2500 sf shop is also avail. for $3500/mo net. Ray 778-999-0581

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

Find the

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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.

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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

MAPLE Ridge dntwn Urbano complex, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, inste w/d, f/p, deck, 2 u/g prkg. Nr amens. NS/NP.

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

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

NEW WEST bach $690; lrg 1 bdrm $780. Balc. 8th St. FREE HT/HW. Nr shops. 604-781-1846, 937-5427 NEW WESTMINSTER

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

DORIC MANOR 236 - 8th St.

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

.Enterprise Plumbing, Heaitng, Gasfitting

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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.

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

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FURNITURE

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

MATTRESSES staring at $99

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

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New or Used CAR or TRUCK bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

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

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APARTMENT/CONDO

GARAGE SALES BURNABY & COQUITLAM

BURNABY;

MOVING SALE

Sat & Sun, Mar 17th & 18th

11am - 3pm 8006 17th Ave. Tools, garden tools, 33 rpm record player with 4 speakers & records, canning supplies, kitchen chairs & much more.

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MISC. FOR SALE

CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-9815991. Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991

Phone: 604-522-9153

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

STANDARD SCHNAUZER pups. 17 - 19” / 30 - 35lbs full grown. $500. each. 604-826-5846 Mission.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

HOMES WANTED

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.

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SUITES, LOWER

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

N.POCO brand new 2 bdrm ste, clse to all ament NS/NP $1000 incl util TV inste ldry. 604-603-6590 NEW WESTMINSTER

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SUITES, UPPER

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

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

COQUITLAM, 3 bdrm., deck., share ldry., prkg., no dogs. N/S. April 1. $1175 mo. 604-937-3534 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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TOWNHOUSES

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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ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

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

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

3 Bedroom Townhouse between $34,800 & $43,200

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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.

COQUITLAM CTR, Douglas Ctr aquatic ctr, stadium, clean well maint’d 996sf 2 bdrm 2 bath, Apr1. N/s, N/p. $1295/mo. 604-941-3259

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

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

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

AUTO FINANCING

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

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

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ROOMS FOR RENT

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

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

The Scrapper

2006 NEPTUNE 36PDD

POCO: Very clean 2 bdrm SXS duplex, big yard, garden, garage. NP/NS. $1150/mo Avail. immed. 604-942-5492 & 778-865-1555.

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

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

2002 HONDA CRV EX, AWD, black auto, 157,900 km. No rust or dents, lady driven, $9500. 604-542-9921 2004 ACURA NDX black on black 2nd owner, loaded. Asking $15,500. 604-805-7773 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

HOMES FOR RENT

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

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

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

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

RECREATIONAL/SALE

1997 20 ft. Slumber Queen Class C Motorhome. Chev chassis, fully equipt. Many Extras. $15000. Call 604-796-0230

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

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

2003 CHEVY MALIBU 110,000 km, auto, V6, AirCared, good tires, $4000 obo. Call: (604)531-3251

Real Estate Section - Class 600’s

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When Bryn Williams’ kidney failed in 2005, his mother immediately came forward to offer hers and the match was conÀrmed. There was no hesitation, she says.

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It was grad 2005, a special night for Bryn Williams, an athletic star at New Westminster secondary. That evening, though, Williams ended up in the bathroom looking in the mirror and seeing a puffy face. He looked down and his ankles were like balloons. The suit which ¿t so nicely when he had gotten dressed just a few

hours earlier didn’t ¿t because his body was retaining water. That’s when he knew it was time to throw in the towel on being a trooper in his battle against a failing kidney. He was ready to accept the fact he needed a transplant. A few months later he got one from his mother, Brenda, and now he’s got a burgeoning career in the construction business and is telling his story to help promote March being Kidney Health Month in Canada as well as the transplant cause. Bryn’s journey actually began as

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need to talk about it.” As he grew up, Bryn was a local athletic superstar, although his parents steered him toward non-contact sports like soccer, volleyball, basketball and tennis for fear of what it could do to his kidney. On the advice of doctors, they kept him away from hockey and lacrosse, something that is dif¿cult to do in a hotbed of lacrosse like New Westminster “I really excelled at [sports], and my health was never an issue,” says Bryn. Please see ‘IT’S NOT AS SCARY’, A3

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COMMUNITY INFORMATION SESSION ON CULTURAL CAPITAL OF CANADA 2014 DESIGNATION

CITYPAGE RAIN BARRELS AND BACKYARD COMPOSTERS The City of New Westminster has in stock limited quantities of rain barrels and backyard composters in an effort to promote water conservation and composting at home. Available to New Westminster residents only, these items are being sold at a subsidized rate on a first come, first serve basis: 75 Gallon Rain Barrels - $75 (includes tax) available for purchase now. 80 Gallon Backyard Composters - $30 (includes tax) available for purchase now. Rain Barrels and Backyard Composters are available now from the Engineering Operations Works Yard at 901 First Street between the hours of 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. Cash or cheque only. To confirm availability of stock, please contact Engineering Operations at 604-526-4691.

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.

The City of New Westminster is hosting an important community information session on Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 7:30 pm at the Massey Theatre to share information and solicit ideas from the City’s arts, cultural and event organizing community members for the designation of Cultural Capital of Canada 2014. The City of New Westminster will be applying to the Department of Canadian Heritage for designation as a Cultural Capital of Canada for 2014. Deadline for the application is June 30, 2012. A successful bid could mean up to $1,000,000 in funding for arts and cultural groups in the city. The City of New Westminster is inviting all arts, cultural and community groups to attend this important information session. The session is also open to neighbourhood associations, businesses, multicultural groups, heritage organizations, First Nations groups, youth groups, seniors organizations, to name a few. Any organizations or groups within New Westminster who can fulfill the program criteria are invited. For more information, please visit www.newwestcity.ca.

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DOUGLAS ROAD WATER MAIN ADVISORY Due to construction on the new Douglas Road watermain along East Tenth Avenue, Metro Vancouver and the City of New Westminster will be working on the local water system the week of March 19, 2012. As a result of the temporary modifications, there is the potential for dirty water and low pressure to occur in the Massey/Victory Heights neighbourhood. In addition, there will be traffic disruptions in the East Tenth Avenue and Massey Street area. If your water appears cloudy, run the cold water tap until the water clears. City staff will try to minimize any inconvenience. For more information, please contact Engineering Operations at 604-526-4691.

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The bandshell, petting farm and Rainbow Playland, located in the heart of Queen’s Park, will be alive with the sights and sounds of Easter! Family friendly entertainment includes performances by Junior Bean, Music with Marnie and One Woman Circus, crafts, face painting, and Hop Along the Bunny Trail. For information, please call Queen’s Park Arenex at 604-777-5121 or visit www.newwestpcr.ca

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.

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Mother charged with manslaughter A New Westminster woman has been charged with manslaughter in the death of her six-month-old son. Joyce Dobranski, 32, was arrested in New Westminster on Friday and appeared in court Monday. Dobranski is reported to have called 911 at about 4 a.m. on June 22, 2011. The boy was taken to Royal Columbian Hospital and then to B.C. Children’s Hospital where he died three days later. Outside the New Westminster

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But then in his Grade 11 year, Bryn got a knee injury playing soccer. Because it was so swollen, the doctors did some tests and discovered his kidney was failing at a rapid rate. All of a sudden Bryn was catapulted to B.C. Children’s Hospital. Brenda, a former nurse, was reliving a nightmare. “It was a moment of panic. As soon as I heard his kidney was failing, I just wanted to get out of [the hospital] and for it not to be true,” she recalls. Despite the diagnosis Bryn decided to play football in Grade 12 and was a standout on the gridiron. With all the weight training, Bryn had 210 pounds on his ¿ve-foot-10 frame. But it was hard to tell how much was muscle and how much was water being retained because his kidneys wouldn’t work. “Everything just started caving in,” says Bryn. The medication enabled him to get through Grade 12, provincial exams and all. But when the school year was done so was his body.

“After graduation I realized it was time to face the music and give into it. We had drawn it out for so long,” says Bryn. He did dialysis three times a week while it was determined who the donor would be. They tested many family members, and the doctors said it would be best to go with Brenda’s. At 52, she was younger than her husband, and because kidney transplants usually have a shelf life the doctors felt it best to not take one from a younger relative. They also prefer mature

donors because they can better predict how an organ with a history will react. Brenda was more than willing, and impatient to make her son better. But there were several steps to undergo before a surgeon could lift a scalpel. “At the time I wanted to speed up the process just to get Bryn off dialysis,” says Brenda. Part of the process involved sessions with a psychiatrist to make sure Brenda’s motives were genuine, that she wasn’t being

A memory of Eva A few years after receiving his mother’s kidney in a transplant, Bryn Williams got a call from another New Westminster transplant recipient, Eva Markvoort, who went to school with his sister Megan. The double-lung transplant recipient wanted to know if she could paint a kidney on Bryn’s body to demonstrate where his transplant was for a campaign she was putting together for Transplant BC, which was released after her death. He was more than willing and went to Markvoort’s house where she was hooked up to a breathing system, and stood patiently while she painted him. The subsequent photo portrait sits proudly on the wall in the family study. “It was pretty special, it still is. It’s something I’ll never forget,” says Bryn. “The transplant community is a tight-knit community. You immediately have a connection. You’re ready for a hug right away.” For information on transplants visit www.transplant.bc.ca.

pressured to do it, and for Bryn to be OK psychologically with receiving his mother’s kidney. “The big thing is the biological connection with your kids is lifelong. You’ll do anything to save your kids’ lives. It’s so powerful, so there was absolutely no doubt this was going to happen once the match was made,” says Brenda. Bryn says it’s hard to put into words what his mother had done for him, and then proceeds to quite eloquently do just that. “You’re so sick on dialysis and then overwhelmed with the news your mom is compatible and then it hits you that it’s your mom’s kidney is going to be in you,” Bryn says. “You don’t want to stop hugging your mother. Like so many times in my life she felt like my hero all over again. I felt like she had a cape around her.” Finally, in September 2005, the doctors transplanted one of Brenda’s kidneys in Bryn. Although Bryn had been told he’ll need another transplant in about 20 years, he was so beat up and covered in scars, and the aches and pains were so strong, for the ¿rst couple of years he didn’t know

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Upset no transportation subsidy available for cashstrapped family Grant Granger ggranger@newwestnewsleader.com

A grandfather is upset the New Westminster school district won’t help pay for his ¿nancially strapped family to get to school. Phil Goldfeldt said he pays almost $200 a month in bus passes so his four grandchildren can commute to New Westminster secondary and Glenbrook middle school from their home two blocks from Hume Park. Goldfeldt said his daughter is a single parent who has suffered from a serious virus for the last six years that has left her barely able to walk and unable to drive. The distance from their home to NWSS is 3.6 kilometres, he says. “You can’t expect children to walk that distance,” said an upset Goldfeldt. “Other families have two parents, and other families have two cars or a means of getting the kids to school. I want to know why I am obligated to pay $186 to get my grandkids to school.”

The district, however, only subsidizes the transportation of students with special needs, which is funded by the provincial government. New Westminster is not alone in that policy in the Lower Mainland. Burnaby’s policy is the same. “Many students are driven by their families, but other students walk. If you ever go to [NWSS] at the end of the day, there are hundreds of students who hit the road (walking home),” said New West district assistant superintendent Al Balanuik. “We have students who walk to NWSS from Richard McBride, Herbert Spencer and I see kids walking home to Queensborough.” Goldfeldt is amazed the district won’t pay for students who live in Queensborough since Queen Elizabeth elementary is ¿ve kilometres from NWSS. “How in heaven’s name do they expect those kids to walk to the high school?” said Goldfeldt. The district was able to arrange some temporary funding for the family from the Lions Club for April, May and June of 2010. Since then, Balanuik has helped Goldfeldt draft a

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We’ve all received robo-calls. Usually they come at the most inconvenient times, while preparing or eating dinner, or just heading out the door for the evening. We’re usually pitched an opportunity to have surplus clothing picked up, get our carpets cleaned or save a life by donating to some sort of worthy cause. But the robo-calls New Democrats and Liberals are alleging the Conservative party made during their successful 2011 election campaign are much more insidious. They say the robo-calls to voters in ridings across Canada directed them to incorrect polling stations, perhaps frustrating their attempt to cast their ballot and inÀuencing the election’s results. An economist at Simon Fraser University, Anke Kessler, says that’s entirely possible. Kessler crunched the numbers and in a draft discussion paper published on her website, she says as many as 2,500 voters in ridings targeted by the robo-calls may not have reached their proper polling station to cast their vote. In ¿ve of those ridings that was enough to secure victory for the Tory candidate over their Liberal and NDP opponents. Kessler concludes her analysis “suggests that any alleged robocalling had a statistically signi¿cant impact on voter turnout and election results.” While shady ethics and playing fast and loose with the truth are expected elements of any election campaign, outright deception to dissuade voters from exercising their democratic choice crosses a dangerous line. It is particularly ironic that this investigation erupts at a time when the Conservative government is demanding easier access for police to phone and Internet records of suspected criminals. In our electronic age, there are few secrets that can’t be uncovered. As the robo-call scandal unfolds, the Conservatives may yet fall upon their own sword.

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Cold climate on Planet BCTF VICTORIA – The stories began tumbling out as soon as last week’s column on teacher union indoctrination of students was posted on our websites. Most parents, retired teachers and administrators requested anonymity, because their kids and grandkids still have to go to school, or they have relatives or fair-weather friends in the B.C. Teachers’ Federation who mustn’t be enraged by any contradiction of their dogma. There was the Grade 3 art class in Langley where students were assigned to create anti-Bill 22 protest signs. There was the Grade 6 teacher in Greater Victoria who started a one-hour drill on BCTF talking points by telling students not to believe anything they see in the media. There was the middle school in the Gulf Islands that dismissed students early to force them all out in a show of solidarity against the latest of many legislated settlements. And there were the BCTFBCGEU pickets that blocked entrances to government of¿ces here in Victoria, harassing,

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threatening and physically blocking of¿ce workers in an effort to force them to join the thousands bused in for the traditional howling show of strength for Big State Labour bosses on the legislature lawn. In my 20 years of criticizing the policies and tactics of teacher union radicals, I have had my of¿ce windows smashed twice. I have seen a mob of self-absorbed strikers push a senior off the sidewalk into the snow. My daughter has been subjected to hard-left environmental propaganda in elementary school. I’ve never seen anything like this. But hey, let’s be constructive here. First, I should emphasize I understand that these incidents do not represent the vast majority of dedicated teachers, who wouldn’t think of intentionally abusing their position for personal or political

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gain. I mean that sincerely. And thanks to all the teachers who sent me lecturing letters, particularly those who insist that they don’t really want another 16-per-cent raise, because their ¿rst priority is improving classroom resources. Volume doesn’t permit individual responses to everyone. Authors who begin along the lines of “Sir, you are an idiot” receive lower priority. If I don’t get back to you, please convey your willingness to accept a brief wage freeze to your union executive. They’ve scaled back some of their more egregious prep time and paid leave demands, but apparently your admirably altruistic message has not yet been absorbed. And yes, I’m aware that the Harvard study of class size and performance I mentioned last week examined charter schools in the United States. I understand that “charter school” is considered coarse language in B.C. As with health care, there must be no serious competitive dynamic or other dangerous experimentation permitted within the unionized

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state monopoly model. And thanks for suggesting I’m an agent of the B.C. Liberals, who invented poverty 11 years ago. East Van MLA Jenny Kwan touched on it in the debate on Bill 22. Children coming to inner city schools hungry, inadequately clothed, with lice. Abused children. I can assure Kwan that these tragic realities are not con¿ned to the hellish B.C. Liberal era of spending increases. Indeed, I witnessed all these things in my three-room school in Tomslake, B.C. in the 1960s. Social Credit was to blame then. I remember the school more for its great teachers than its undrinkable water or alcoholic principal. And to all those who provide spelling-challenged advice on journalistic objectivity, here’s the thing. The ¿rst rule of opinion writing is to have one. I’m not looking for middle ground in the cold vacuum between Earth and Planet BCTF. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press.

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Indoctrination in action, and how to fight it Re: BCTF indoctrinating kids (BC Views, NewsLeader, March 7) I have to admit, I was almost fooled by Tom Fletcher’s column in the NewsLeader last Wednesday. When I read how outraged he was by the way B.C. teachers are indoctrinating our young people into the philosophy of the left and how the teachers are all liars, I thought it was just Tom being his usual outspoken, reactionary, closed-minded self. It didn’t seem to make sense that he totally accepted the government’s facts and ¿gures as truth and totally rejected the BCTF data as lies, while complaining that students were being fed a “North Korean style system of indoctrination.” Shouldn’t a responsible journalist take a more even-handed approach? Then I realized that he was taking a page from the BCTF and teaching by example, providing an excellent demonstration of what indoctrination looks like. For instance, by accepting the government’s assessment that teacher demands would cost $2

billion and denouncing the BCTF claim that it would be more like half a billion, he was demonstrating the need to loudly and consistently deny the claim of any opposition. By calling the teachers liars, he was showing how necessary it is to denounce not just the content, but the character of the other side. Classic stuff, and it looked like he really meant it, but he didn’t fool me for long. The big clue came when he said we should Google “Study: class size doesn’t matter.” I did and guess what I found? A website’s link to a Washington Post story on a Tennessee study on 35 charter school classrooms that sort of indicated that class size was not as big an inÀuence on academic success as previously thought. But right under that link was another called “drwilda-battle-ofthe-studies-does-class-size-matter” and it makes it very clear that reducing class sizes has been “proven to increase student achievement through rigorous randomized experiments.” And this by the Institute of

Education Studies, the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, no less! I never would have discovered that if I hadn’t followed Tom’s instruction. So kudos to Mr. Fletcher for demonstrating not only the true meaning of indoctrination but also how to combat it; don’t just listen to the raving blowhards, ¿nd the information out for yourself. Mike Balser New Westminster

CITY MAKING BIG LEAPS IN WASTE DIVERSION Re: Why must we pay (Letters, NewsLeader, March 7) Particularly over the past two years, residents in New Westminster have effectively changed the way we dispose of our waste. In response to dramatic increases in garbage disposal costs at Metro Vancouver facilities and in keeping with our commitment to sustainability, the City of New Westminster introduced the new single stream recycling program, along with yard and food scraps

collection. The results of the changes have been both immediate and positive. More than 59 per cent of our waste has been diverted out of land¿lls and we are on track to meeting and exceeding the regional mandate of 70 per cent diversion. With less garbage being disposed of, we have been able to reduce recycling and garbage pick-up from weekly to bi-weekly, while the new yard and food scrap collection service remains on a weekly basis. The end result of these changes has been to reduce our environmental footprint while mitigating the impact on residents of Metro Vancouver’s increased garbage disposal costs. Kristian Davis supervisor, Solid Waste and Recycling Branch City of New Westminster

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Burnaby man EAT FOR loses appeal Woman’s decision to leave estate to children, brother-in-law upheld Wanda Chow wchow@burnabynewsleader.com

A Burnaby man has lost his appeal over his late common-law wife’s estate, after he was unable to prove she intended to defraud him of an inheritance. Dennis Mawdsley began living with Joan Meshen in 1988 at her home on Keith Street in South Burnaby. By then, Joan was already a wealthy woman. She had two children from her ¿rst marriage, Shirley and Harry, and a son, Michael, by her second marriage to Art Meshen. The beginnings of Joan’s wealth was through Art’s business, which started with his purchase in 1964 of 33 acres of undeveloped land at 7625 Meadow Ave. in Burnaby. The land was a large peat bog which Art excavated, mixing the peat with soil and other nutrients to form a garden mix. Art’s younger brother Bill worked in the business for over 40 years. When Art died in 1983, his estate’s net value was about $1.48 million, and included two houses, and a half-interest in 10 acres in Surrey where Bill, who owned the other halfinterest, built his family home. After Art’s death, Joan took over management of the family business where all three children also worked. Mawdsley claims after he moved into Joan’s home, she convinced him to sell his West Van condo in 1991, because her Keith Street home was “as much his as it was hers,” said Madam Justice Sandra Ballance in her judgment from the original 2010 trial. In 2005, the Meadow Avenue property was sold to Antham for $7.5 million. In February 2006, Joan was diagnosed with liver cancer. At that point, her assets had a gross value of at least $10.5 million. Joan died three-and-a-half months later. Her will, which named as bene¿ciaries her three children and brother-in-law Bill, left nothing to Mawdsley. He claimed in the original trial and at his appeal that Joan’s actions before her death—transferring assets to her children through joint tenancy, gifts and a trust—left little in her actual estate apart from her bank account and safetydeposit boxes, thus deliberately depriving him of his rightful inheritance. He also alleged Joan’s last will, during her last months, had been procured under undue inÀuence when she lacked capacity to sign it. The original trial judge concluded Joan did not adequately provide for Mawdsley, and ordered he receive the contents of the bank account and safety deposit boxes, about $280,000. The Court of Appeal judgment on Feb. 28, upheld the original decision, noting Mawdsley was present at many of the meetings with lawyers and other estate planning professionals when it was clearly discussed that Joan’s children and brother-in-law would be the sole bene¿ciaries of her estate. Joan was always clear the Keith Street house would go to her son Michael. Until the trial, Mawdsley continued to live on the main Àoor rentfree while Michael occupied the basement. The trial judge found that Joan and Mawdsley had an agreement they would retain their own respective assets and money and he knew her children came ¿rst in her life. It was also the children and Bill Meshen who had built the family business over the years, while working for modest pay. In dismissing his appeal, the judges noted that while he sought $3 million from her estate, Mawdsley is 82 with a suf¿cient income and no children. It concluded that the $280,000 the trial judge awarded him is “adequate to satisfy the moral obligations of ‘contemporary justice.’”

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Free workshop on Advance Care Planning Clinical nurse to speak to seniors about their healthcare plans Grace Escudero reporter@burnabynewsleader

Advance care planning is the subject of a workshop March 29 being presented by the Burnaby Seniors Interagency Society. The workshop will feature Marcia Carr, a clinical nurse specialist who will speak on the topic. Advance care planning is the process where an adult ensures that their beliefs, values and wishes for their future healthcare are known in the event they are incapable of making those decisions when the healthcare is needed. In the fall of 2011, the provincial government began to provide a guide for advance care planning so seniors could better plan their future healthcare. It helps seniors to make an advance directive, what is more commonly known as a living will. “Making signi¿cant decisions like this can be very stressful. We wanted to ¿nd ways to make the situation a little easier and more convenient to help families or individuals plan ahead. Providing standardized forms that can be used in conjunction with legal or other advice and providing these forms and information online is one thing we can do,” said

Minister of Justice and Attorney General Shirley Bond in a press release. The Burnaby workshop is using the slogan “speak up now,” in conjunction with Speak Up, a Canadian campaign to promote advance care planning. The campaign is also promoting National Advance Care Planning Day on April 16. The workshop is on Thursday, March 29 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Edmonds Community Centre at 7282 Kingsway St. There is no charge for the workshop and free refreshments will be available. For more information call Heather Martin as 604689-8609 or visit www.burnabyseniors.org.

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Find a Great Hand at Bonsor: Looking to meet new friends and keep your mind sharp. Drop into Bonsor Complex for a game of cards. Enjoy Bridge, Cribbage, Euchre, Five Hundred and Whist. These card games are offered throughout the week. Info: 604-439-5510.

Bonsor Complex Carpet Bowling: Looking for a fun and entertaining way to beat the winter weather? Come join the Bonsor 55+ carpet bowlers (55+ membership required). When: Meets every Monday and Thursday, 1-3 p.m. Where: Bonsor

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Seniors Together Program: A senior led group focuses on welcoming and involving seniors in a variety of different activities. When: English conversation (Fridays, 10 to 11 a.m.), seniors social group (Fridays, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., light lunch) and Wii games and exercise (Wednesdays, 12 to 3 p.m.). Where: South Burnaby Neighbourhood House, 4845 Imperial St., Burnaby. Info: 604-431-0400.

Bonsor 55+ Health Alert Program: This weekly drop-in program offers blood pressure monitoring, massage, chair exercises, height and weight monitoring and health related literature. Practice and learn about a healthy lifestyle with support

from retired nurses and knowledge trained volunteers. When: Mondays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. (guest speaker noon). Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby. Admission: $2 donation per session. Info: 604-439-5510.

Bonsor 55+ Bingo: Enjoy a fun game of bingo. When: Wednesdys, 2:30 to 4 p.m. Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby. Info: 604-439-5510.

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Social Dances: Come with a friend or on your own. Light refreshments and live music. When: Tuesdays, 12-3 p.m. and Thursdays, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby. Tickets: $5 members, $6 non members. Info: 604-439-5510.

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D TEbook EVENTS 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.

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 non-perishable food item for the food bank.

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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.

Country Legends – A Tribute to Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash: As the star of “A Closer Walk With Patsy Cline,” SaraJeanne 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.

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.

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Embrace Aging workshops The March is Embrace Aging Month series in New Westminster will continue next Thursday (March 15) with a pair of talks at Century House (620 Eighth St.). Kathy Ius of New Westminster Fire and Rescue will speak about ¿re safety prevention in the home beginning at 1 p.m. followed by a talk at 2:30 on ¿nancial ¿tness for those over 50 by Greg Nakano of G&F Financial. The series will conclude the following Thursday with Const. Bruce Ballingall and Shelley Cole of the New Westminster police crime prevention team talking about personal safety and home security at 1 p.m., and Wendy Scott of Nurse Next Door discussing caring from a distance at 2:30. The series is free but requires pre-registering which can be done by calling Century House at 604-

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A patch of crocuses alongside the Millenium Trail in New Westminster’s Queen’s Park herald the arrival of spring.

FUNDING FOR STUDENTS, NOT FOR WAGE HIKES. The BCTF is demanding a 15 per cent wage hike and other benefits that would cost $2 billion and raise taxes for BC families. Virtually all other public sector unions have settled for no wage increases. It’s unacceptable that schools are disrupted and that students and their families are inconvenienced over an unreasonable salary demand in difficult economic times. The union is making claims and demands that simply don’t add up.

BCTF CLAIMS AND DEMANDS

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The union wants more paid time outside the classroom – sick leave for teachers on call, expanded bereavement and discretionary leave.

The government wants more time for teacher training and to ensure that Pro-D days really are for professional development.

The union says all teaching positions should be selected on the basis of seniority.

The government supports seniority but qualifications must also count so that math teachers teach math, and science teachers teach science.

The union says that teachers who perform poorly in evaluations will be dismissed – ‘one strike and you’re out’.

The government wants to support teacher improvement through a standardized evaluation process.

The union says that government refuses to negotiate.

There has been over a year of negotiations and 78 full bargaining sessions.

The union says that class size limits have been eliminated.

Class size limits will remain in place on all grades across BC.

The union says that BC has 700 fewer special needs teachers.

2100 new teaching assistants have been hired since 2001. And, with a new $165 million Learning Improvement Fund, we will hire more.

It’s time to focus on what matters most in education – BC’s students. That’s why we are focused on per-student funding which is at an all time high, not on wage increases. We all want to do more to make BC’s education system even better. It’s the driving force behind BC’s Education Plan that teachers, parents and students are helping to shape. Teachers care about their students. Parents care about their children’s future.

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Rob McGregor, head of Douglas College’s Institute of Urban Ecology, says research conducted will help reduce pesticide use in B.C.

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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.

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 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.

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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.

OWNER OPERATORS & CLASS 1 Company Drivers Surrey Terminal 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.

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Branch Administrator

Tri-Cities Branch 2338 Clarke Street, Port Moody, B.C.

St. John Ambulance, a not-for-profit, charitable organization dedicated to improving the health and safety of Canadians through first aid training and community service, is currently seeking a qualified person to provide administrative/marketing assistance at its Tri-Cities Branch Office. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years administrative experience, understanding of bookkeeping procedures, budgets and inventory counts, excellent telephone manner and customer service skills. Responsibilities include class registration and product sales process and assist with marketing and sale of first aid courses and products. Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume in confidence to the Regional Director, Operations, by mail to #5 – 2120 Paramount Crescent, Abbotsford, British Columbia, V2T 6A5 or by fax to 250-853-8770 or by e-mail to hr@bc.sja.ca. Closing Date: March 21, 2012 We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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CUSTOMER SERVICE REP. 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

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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

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Long Haul Team Drivers $5,000 signing bonus JBC Transpor t is a third-party supplier for one of Canada’s top national trucking companies that has more than 50 years of success in the transportation industry. We currently have opportunities for Long Haul Team Drivers based in North Delta, BC. Successful candidates will have a minimum of 2 years’ experience driving long haul, Class 1 licence, Transportation of Dangerous Goods certification, WHMIS training, demonstrated safety focus, load security knowledge, forklift experience and professional driver improvement courses. We operate new, fully equipped tractors and offer regular scheduled runs with 2 days a week at home, compensation for delays while on the road, top mileage premiums, signing and performance bonuses and an attractive benefits package. To apply, please forward your resume, in confidence, to: drivers@jbctranspor t.com

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CASALINGA Food Service located at 3847 Kingsway Burnaby, BC, is looking to hire a Executive Chef (Noc.6241), Permanent, F/T, shift, overtime, weekend, $20.00 dollars per hour, ASAP, Completion of College, 3 years exp. speak English. Specialties: Canadian, International, Italian, European, Vegetarian, Food Preparation, Specific Skills: Plan and direct food preparation and cooking activities, estimate food requirements, estimate food and labour costs, prepare and cook meals and specialty foods including dishes for customers with food allergies or intolerance. Please send you resume at trish564@shaw.ca

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DL Baker Construction Canada is looking for Laborers and Foremen in Kitimat. BC, Canada. Red Seal Preferred. Laborers will possess competency in assisting on the installation of all types of formwork, performing general labor work and placing concrete. Have the ability to correctly rig and hoist material, ability to signal, rig and work safely with cranes. Project Terms is Project Based Wages are in accordance with Project Labour Agreement between Kitimat Modernization Employer Association and Coalition of British Columbia Building Trades for the Kitimat Modernization Project Please forward resumes to patton@bakerconcrete.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 WELDERS WANTED. Journeyman 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. Located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20km West of Lloydminster is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journeyman wages $33. $37.50/hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualifications. Benefits, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, profit sharing bonus. Join a winning team. Call Basil or Blaine for an appointment or send resume to: blaine@autotanks.ca or production@autotanks.ca. 780-8462231 (Office), 780-846-2241 (Fax).

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

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MOVING & STORAGE

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555. ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020

Tree removal done RIGHT! • Tree & Stump Removal • Certified Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 www.treeworksonline.ca treeworkes@yahoo.ca 10% OFF with this AD

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance

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

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800566-6899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDINGS FOR ALL USES! Spring Deals! Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands NOW! Call for FREE Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. STEEL OF A DEAL - BUILDING SALE! 20X24 $4798. 25X30 $5998. 30X42 $8458. 32X58 $12,960. 40X60 $15,915. 47X80 $20,645. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca

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HOUSES FOR SALE

PETS

$45/Hr

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

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS PIANO; APT SIZE Lowrey upright piano $750. Ph: 604-418-6274 or 604-531-1576.

If I can’t do it It can’t be done Call Robert 604-941-1618 OR 604-844-4222 INTERIORS: Baths (renos/ repairs) specializing in drywall, doors, flooring, tiling, plumbing, painting, miscellaneous, etc. VERSTILE! EXPERIENCED IN OVER 30 LINES OF WORK! * Quality work * Prompt Service * Fair prices For positive results Call Robert SERVICE CALLS WELCOME

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

477

RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

706

APARTMENT/CONDO

MAPLE PLACE TOWERS

FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery.

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WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in March, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-5936095.

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!

818

Move-Allowance

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL EXCEPTIONAL LEASE RATE Located in downtown Vancouver Yukon/2nd Ave. where average rates for retail are $33 per foot giving a gross mthly lease rate of $12375.00 but this 4500 sf shop in this very prime location across from ICBC is avail. for $7500/mo net lease cost. A smaller 2500 sf shop is also avail. for $3500/mo net. Ray 778-999-0581

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

Find the

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HOME of Your Dreams!

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.

736

PLUMBING

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

MAPLE Ridge dntwn Urbano complex, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, inste w/d, f/p, deck, 2 u/g prkg. Nr amens. NS/NP.

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

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

NEW WEST bach $690; lrg 1 bdrm $780. Balc. 8th St. FREE HT/HW. Nr shops. 604-781-1846, 937-5427 NEW WESTMINSTER

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

DORIC MANOR 236 - 8th St.

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

.Enterprise Plumbing, Heaitng, Gasfitting

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

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.

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

627

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

548

FURNITURE

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

MATTRESSES staring at $99

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

RECYCLE-IT!

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

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

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★ Disposal ★ Renovations Debris ★ Construction ★ Drywall Pickup ★ Demolition ★ 7 days/week ★ Free Estimates ★

Isaac 604-727-5232 Check our Classifieds before buying a

New or Used CAR or TRUCK bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

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

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RENTALS 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

GARAGE SALES BURNABY & COQUITLAM

BURNABY;

MOVING SALE

Sat & Sun, Mar 17th & 18th

11am - 3pm 8006 17th Ave. Tools, garden tools, 33 rpm record player with 4 speakers & records, canning supplies, kitchen chairs & much more.

560

MISC. FOR SALE

CAN’T GET Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-9815991. Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991

Phone: 604-522-9153

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

STANDARD SCHNAUZER pups. 17 - 19” / 30 - 35lbs full grown. $500. each. 604-826-5846 Mission.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

HOMES WANTED

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.

746

750

2009 Montana 3400RL

SUITES, LOWER

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

N.POCO brand new 2 bdrm ste, clse to all ament NS/NP $1000 incl util TV inste ldry. 604-603-6590 NEW WESTMINSTER

751

SUITES, UPPER

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

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

COQUITLAM, 3 bdrm., deck., share ldry., prkg., no dogs. N/S. April 1. $1175 mo. 604-937-3534 MILLARDVILLE. 2 bdrm upper. N/S. N/P. Adult oriented. Laundry & hydro incl. $825. Avail. April 1. 604937-7161 after 6 p.m.

752

TOWNHOUSES

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

TRANSPORTATION 806

ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

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

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

3 Bedroom Townhouse between $34,800 & $43,200

810

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.

COQUITLAM CTR, Douglas Ctr aquatic ctr, stadium, clean well maint’d 996sf 2 bdrm 2 bath, Apr1. N/s, N/p. $1295/mo. 604-941-3259

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

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

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

AUTO FINANCING

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

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

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

851

ROOMS FOR RENT

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

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

The Scrapper

2006 NEPTUNE 36PDD

POCO: Very clean 2 bdrm SXS duplex, big yard, garden, garage. NP/NS. $1150/mo Avail. immed. 604-942-5492 & 778-865-1555.

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

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

2002 HONDA CRV EX, AWD, black auto, 157,900 km. No rust or dents, lady driven, $9500. 604-542-9921 2004 ACURA NDX black on black 2nd owner, loaded. Asking $15,500. 604-805-7773 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

HOMES FOR RENT

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

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

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

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

RECREATIONAL/SALE

1997 20 ft. Slumber Queen Class C Motorhome. Chev chassis, fully equipt. Many Extras. $15000. Call 604-796-0230

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

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PAINT SPECIAL

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

2003 CHEVY MALIBU 110,000 km, auto, V6, AirCared, good tires, $4000 obo. Call: (604)531-3251

Real Estate Section - Class 600’s

Running this ad for 8yrs

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

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

1/2 mo. Rent FREE!

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

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

Walker Manor

CANE CORSO mastiff, shots, dewormed, tails cropped, vet✓ $1,000. Call 604-826-7634.

CARS - DOMESTIC

2000 CORVETTE CONVERTIBLE. Silver,black top. 350 auto.Too much to list!! $24,900. Call 604-313-7014

BURNABY

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

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Call 604-421-1235

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.

AUTO FINANCING

1-800-910-6402

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.

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.

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

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TRANSPORTATION

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

“ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582

(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

TRANSPORTATION

BURNABY

Please call 778-994-2334

PETS

RENTALS

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. NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The Estate of Sylvia Langan, deceased, formerly of 206-5281 Oakmount Crescent, Burnaby, BC V5H 4S7. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Sylvia Langan are hereby notified under the Estate Administration Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to R. Langan, 305-1575 E. 5th Ave., Vancouver, BC V5N 1L6 on or before April 13, 2012 after which date the executor 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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