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Through the magic of Àlm, Itai Erdal interacts with his mother Mery Erdal in his documentary, How to Disappear Completely.
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Itai Erdal had recently graduated from Vancouver Film School in 1999 when he got a call that his mother, Mery, was dying. He did as any good son would, traveling home to Israel to care for her. And as a newly minted ¿lmmaker just embarking on his career, he brought his camera. The footage he shot during those nine months of her terminal illness is the centrepiece to his one-man multimedia presentation, How to Disappear Completely, which will be
at the Shadbolt Centre March 7-10. For Erdal, bringing his show to the Shadbolt is a physical journey to his professional home. He was a lighting technician there from 2002 to 2006. But when the lights dim and the screen at the back of the stage glows with the face of beloved mother, he embarks on a spiritual journey that changes every night. “It’s de¿nitely emotional,” says Erdal, 37. “I feel like I get to spend time with my mother. Sometimes I’m choking up. It always hits me at different places, at different times.” His mother encouraged his
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documentary efforts, says Erdal. “It was the most natural thing—she said ‘why don’t you make a documentary?’ ” And as his camera started rolling, it quickly became apparent this would not be a story about death, but of life. “She was the strong person,” says Erdal. “She was very eloquent, very funny. She was a hedonist, she loved life, eating and dancing. The show is sad, but it also has a lot of humour and hope.” While the camera helped Erdal cope with his mother’s decline, its presence through those dif¿cult months did
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cause some family friction. When she died he had to put the footage he’d shot aside for a few years. “It was too close and personal to edit.” Five years ago, while workshopping at a theatre company, he offered up some of his footage. With all the dialogue in his native Hebrew, he started translating it into English. “I felt like I was talking to my mother,” he says. “I was interacting with her, reliving my time with her.” Please see ‘YOU’VE GOT TO TALK’, A4
Despite some parents bringing their children to school, the ¿rst of three days of a teachers’ walkout went without incident in Burnaby, says Burnaby school district Supt. Claudio Morelli. “I don’t have any speci¿c numbers but we did have some parents bring their children to school,” said Morelli, “but after consultation with the principals at the schools, they took their children home.” Some students did drop in to their schools to pick up books and homework or visit their lockers for items they forgot last week. Also showing up at school were a couple of specialneeds students whose parents were unable to make other arrangements. “They’re students that would normally have a teaching assistant with them, and so they have stayed at the schools ... The EA (education assistant) is there to do their regular job as they’re assigned to do.” Otherwise, it’s been relatively quiet at Burnaby schools, with non-teaching staff doing their regular jobs. see ACTIVITIES, A3
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Fraser Health Authority CEO Dr. Nigel Murray announced Friday that all 13 recommendations in an independent review will be implemented to address the issue of high rates of Clostridium dif¿cile infection at Burnaby and Royal Columbian hospitals. A senior medical director for Fraser Health will also be hired to be in charge of efforts to reduce rates of infection which, with regards to C. dif¿cile, are the highest in B.C. at Burnaby Hospital. The new position will report to Fraser Health’s senior executive and have direct access to its board. The move comes almost two months after several senior doctors at Burnaby Hospital wrote to Murray, on Jan. 9, warning of the problem. And it comes two days after New Democrats, including Burnaby-Deer Lake MLA Kathy Corrigan, raised the issue in the Legislature. C. dif¿cile is a highly contagious bacteria that infects the intestines and can cause illnesses ranging from diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fever and colitis and in some cases, result in death. The rates of C. dif¿cile infection at Burnaby Hospital have ranged from two to three times the national and provincial averages for over two years, said the letter. From 2008 to mid2011, the hospital saw 473 serious cases, of which there were 84 patient deaths. “We would characterize current CDAD infection control management at Burnaby Hospital, at best, as a serious hazard to the patient population served by the Fraser Health Authority and describe the coordination of this activity at both the local and regional levels, at best, as chaotic. “Such is the degree of the CDAD problem and the ineffectual response to it, that we believe it could objectively be considered medical negligence,” it said, noting it believes FHA has “placed itself at signi¿cant risk of medical-legal action.” On Thursday, Dr. Andrew Webb, Fraser Health’s vice-president of medicine, said in an interview that not all 84 deaths would have been directly related to the C. dif¿cile infection. In 2010-2011, only 13 patients could
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be identi¿ed as having died from C. dif¿cile, of which eight were over age 80 and all had other complicating medical conditions. “Even times two-and-a-half years you don’t get anywhere near 84,” Webb said. The C. dif¿cile infection rate has decreased by 40 per cent between 2008-2009 and 20112012, although it continues to be above the Canadian average, he said. Webb said of the 13 recommendations by Dr. Michael Gardam—an international authority on infection prevention and control practices who conducted a review of Burnaby and Royal Columbian hospitals in November— implementation had already started on 10 within the past six weeks. The remaining three were still being considered—until Friday, when Murray announced all 13 would be implemented. One of those originally in question was the hiring of additional trained infection control practitioners (ICP). Gardam’s review stated Fraser Health’s regional infection prevention and control program “is considerably under resourced compared to other jurisdictions in Canada and the United States” and that the number of ICPs “is less than half what would be considered acceptable by current standards.” Burnaby Hospital and Royal Columbian have a total of four ICPs for about 800 inpatient beds. “My impression after speaking with the ICPs at these sites was that they are clearly dedicated to their roles, but also overwhelmed,” Gardam wrote in his report. “Their days are spent ‘putting out ¿res’ and they are unable to work on more preventative activities.” Murray stressed that infection control in modern hospitals is “everyone’s accountability,” involving all health care providers following steps such as proper handwashing and good antibiotic stewardship in which antibiotics are not overused. Nevertheless, “I am committed to increasing our resources in infection control and by de¿nition there will be the funds to do that,” he said. “I as CEO am determined in this public statement to make sure that people know that this will be achieved by attending to those 13 recommendations and all the other aspects that are involved with infection control in a busy hospital.” twitter.com/@wandachow
Striking teachers protest in front of Burnaby South secondary school on Monday, the Àrst day of their three-day work stoppage.
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“I haven’t heard anything come back that’s been of any kind of concern,” he said Monday afternoon. The teachers’ job action is legal, and is following rules set out by the Labour Relations Board. There are no of¿cial picket lines, which is allowing parents to continue bringing their children to childcare facilities located at school sites. Teachers are expected to return to classrooms on Thursday. Meantime, there are programs and services being offered to keep schoolkids busy during the time off. At Dolphin Cinemas, at 4555 Hastings St. in North Burnaby, owner Rahim Manji added four additional matinee shows—Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax and The Descendants starring George Clooney—each day of the strike in response to numerous calls he started getting last Wednesday night.
Over at Burnaby’s parks and recreation department, it was seeing takeup of its offerings during the teachers’ job action. Parks director Dave Ellenwood said in an email that as of Monday its “Bonsor Spring Adventure Camp,” a 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daycamp created for the community during the strike, had 10 children registered out of 24 spots available for Tuesday, and 13 out of 24 spots registered for Wednesday. A public skate at Kensington Arena attracted 35 school-age children when it usually doesn’t have any because they’re normally in school, he said. At Bonsor Recreation Complex staff experienced “a little higher volume of calls than normal” asking about Monday’s public swim schedule. A few more admissions had been sold by early afternoon and staff were expecting to see more than the usual amount of swimmers that day.
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Scudamore for some time, having “That was like a fantastic gift bought his painting franchise for him.” after working for years at the junk Through watching the episode removal company. Adler saw Scudamore learn In hindsight, it probably wasn’t more about his relatively new a surprise that he never actually painting company and about its met Hugo. efforts towards customer service, “I never saw any photos of including running the of¿ce Hugo, I never even met him, from the manager’s car so job probably deliberately,” he said estimates can be provided within with a laugh. “They kept it an minutes of viewing a site. Some absolute secret.” of the customer service aspects Charged with showing Hugo Scudamore indicated he wanted the ropes was the franchise’s to incorporate into 1-800-GOTgeneral manager, Daryl Spenst, JUNK? who had only met Scudamore once brieÀy. “He didn’t pick up on Leigh Adler it at all,” Adler said. “He joked around that He was shocked. He rang me up and he’s like, ‘Do you know who that was?’ [Hugo] really struggled with the paintbrush ... He did “It was de¿nitely weird make a joke that Hugo really because you’re seeing your didn’t like the shopvac and there franchise work and in the back were some other little slipups but of your mind you’re thinking, ‘I nothing too big.” hope they’re not doing anything A few weeks later, Spenst was wrong,’” Adler said laughing. called to critique Hugo for the He added with a laugh that show, which is when he learned during the stint with his painting the truth and met Scudamore back franchise, Scudamore actually in his role as CEO. personally knew the client whose “He was shocked,” Adler said house he was helping paint. “He laughing. had to hide in a corner, luckily his “He rang me up and he’s like, cover wasn’t blown.” ‘Do you know who that was?’” Scudamore gave Spenst • Undercover Boss Canada airs season tickets to the Vancouver on the W Network. For future air Symphony Orchestra in dates of this episode visit http:// recognition of his love for music. tinyurl.com/7rb3nys.
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His lighting background kicked in and he started to think of his project as something more than just a ¿lm. He hooked up with director James Long to craft the story using ¿lm, still photographs, lighting and his own live commentary, a process that took two years. Erdal says the ¿rst time he
presented it for his family, he was nervous because of the rift his camera had caused earlier. But when the lights came up, they were all supportive. How to Disappear Completely had its world premiere at Chutzpah! 2011. After its run at the Shadbolt, Erdal will take it to the Factory Theatre in Toronto and then on to Ottawa in 2013.
Following every performance, Erdal says he’s usually greeted by a lineup of people wanting to share their own experiences with dying family members or friends. “In order to deal with grief you’ve got to talk about it rather than hold it all in,” says Erdal. “It’s much bigger than just me, it ¿lls a need for people, it’s so universal.”
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 NewsLeader A5
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But that wasn’t the end of it. On Oct. 25, 2011, city staff received a written complaint alleging the front decks had been converted to living area and that a for-sale sign was posted on the property. City building inspectors con¿rmed the unauthorized conversion of the front decks and sent the owners and realtor a letter advising an inspection was necessary and that staff intended to seek council’s approval to ¿le a notice in the Land Title Of¿ce about the property not meeting city bylaws. The ¿rst letter was returned by the post of¿ce and a second letter was sent to the owners’ new address. Inspections have found the property remains vacant and is still for sale. A representative of the owners, Ravinder and Sarbjit Loodu, was scheduled to speak to council about the matter at its meeting Monday night.
builder to address numerous cases of increased Àoor area, including crawlspaces converted to living area without authorization and rear deck additions, the staff report said. “A subsequent survey and plan check revealed that the dwelling had been extended by four feet at the rear, and that the gross Àoor area (GFA) was over by 1,129 square feet and the above grade Àoor area (AGFA) by 148 square feet on both sides of the family dwelling.” The builder responded by providing drawings to conform to what was the maximum Àoor space permitted, showing the restoration of the crawlspaces and conversion of the front bedrooms to open covered decks. The changes satis¿ed the building inspector’s concerns related to the zoning bylaw and building code, and the building permit was ¿nalized on Sept. 12, 2011.
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QUESTION OF THE WEEK:
No winners in dispute
The full-scale strike this week by B.C. teachers was inevitable. After essentially working to rule for months while the government dug in its heels on its “net zero” wage freeze mandate, tensions ¿nally reached the boiling point. And the teachers were walking the sidewalks on a cold, rainy Monday morning instead of imparting the Three Rs in warm, dry classrooms. Working parents, accustomed to the workaday routine of carting their kids off to school while they went to their jobs, were left scrambling for alternative care and activities to keep them occupied. That the labour dispute was allowed to reach this stage is a gamble by both sides. The BC Teachers Federation says the strategy it had been employing since the beginning of the school year created little disruption on learning or the daily routines of schoolkids and their families while still allowing its 41,000 members to make their point. By escalating their job action to a province-wide walkout, teachers are hoping they’ll be able to drive home their stand that years of government cutbacks to education funding have strangled their ability to educate effectively. The government, by introducing legislation that would impose its own mediator to settle the dispute once and for all and force the teachers back to their desks, is gambling the voting public is fed up with the teachers. Letting the teachers cool their heels outside for a few days, causing great disruption to students and their parents, may only feed that impression. While most high-stakes gambits have a winner and loser, this one only has losers. Students will lose three valuable days of learning. Parents will lose sleep, and likely a few bucks, organizing alternative care. Teachers will lose income and risk losing support. The government risks losing understanding for its hard-line stance. It’s dif¿cult to see how the wounds from this fractious dispute will ever be healed.
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BCTF indoctrinating our kids VICTORIA – Perhaps the single most ridiculous stunt in the lead-up to this week’s teachers’ strike was pulled at an elementary school here in the capital. A teacher gave her Grade 1 class an assignment for anti-bullying day: take crayons in hand and write to Education Minister George Abbott, demanding he stop bullying their teacher and address class size and composition. This North Korea-style political indoctrination of six-year-olds was a mistake, according to the local teachers’ union boss, who vaguely indicated that the unnamed teacher would apologize to parents. Is this self-serving abuse of teacher authority an isolated incident? My experience as a parent and journalist suggests it is not, and recent events support that. By Friday, students across B.C. were skipping class in solidarity with their teachers, led by budding campus radicals suddenly conversant with B.C. Teachers’ Federation talking points about “Bill 22.” This left-wing groupthink pervades the education system from public schools through
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taxpayer-supported colleges and universities. After a couple of generations of this indoctrination, almost everyone “knows” that government under-funding is at the heart of every school problem, standardized testing is an assault on the fragile self-esteem of students, and reducing class size is the top priority for improving educational outcomes. All of this is glaringly false union propaganda, reinforced in classroom “current affairs” discussions. Don’t believe me? Google “Study: Class size doesn’t matter” for the latest on a growing stack of scienti¿c evidence that shows you and your children are being forcefed lies. B.C. Teachers’ Federation president Susan Lambert announced the strike on live TV
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with a remarkable string of rhetoric about the “Orwellian” legislation that will soon put an end to this teacher tantrum. The government needs to negotiate “clearly, rationally and respectfully,” said the boss of union representatives who have spent the last year insulting the taxpayers’ negotiators by telling them to “go back to your masters” and get a couple of billion more. Clearly? It was the BCTF that announced its work-to-rule plan for the fall and then took the summer off. It was the BCTF that didn’t even present its outrageous 16-per-cent wage demand until January, a full 10 months after formal negotiations began, and accompanied it with a false costing. Orwellian? At a sparsely attended rally on the legislature lawn, local teachers’ unions marched out their most strident tame trustee to demand the government “come to the table” with billions. One teacher in the crowd held up a large sign adorned with three mug shots: Premier Christy Clark, ex-premier Gordon Campbell and Benito Mussolini, to illustrate a multiple-choice
question about “fascism.” This teacher should be assigned to write an essay about the Italian dictator’s formative years, and his schooling in particular. In Vancouver, a protesting teacher got big media play, holding up a sign proclaiming that “it’s not about a wage increase, it’s about classroom conditions.” This too is a lie. The BCTF trotted out its standard “children ¿rst” rhetoric, then tabled its breathtakingly out-of-touch bene¿t demands. It doesn’t take a math teacher to see what its $2 billion wage/bene¿t fantasy would actually do to classrooms. For his part, Abbott started out pretty keen about students and parents heading down to occupy their local school and replace striking teachers with volunteers for a couple of days. But he changed his tune after the support staff union started grumbling about parents colouring too close to their craft lines. One ¿ght at a time, I guess. The next one will be over teacher performance assessment and the choke-hold of union seniority on school jobs.
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Reason for concern about air quality Re: Twinning of oil pipeline clears key hurdle (NewsLeader, Feb. 29) I appreciate Jeff Nagel’s article describing the looming threat of a twinned Kinder Morgan pipeline that will bring an unspeci¿ed increase in oil tankers to Burnaby. Lower Mainland residents, especially those municipalities who are already paying a serious price for the pollution, should be aware of the exponential increase in the level of contaminants coming with the arrival of much larger and more numerous tankers burning a barely re¿ned diesel fuel (bunker). Other West Coast ports (e.g. Long Beach) with heavy tanker traf¿c haven’t been able to signi¿cantly mitigate these effects, leaving large populations surrounding the ports to suffer. Burnaby has no reason to be complacent about city council’s intentions in regard to the issue. Council’s record on all matters relating to air and sound quality does little to inspire con¿dence— ask a councillor what is being done to reduce the noise levels on a widened Highway 1. Bernard Gifford, Burnaby
FUND HEALTHY ACTIVITIES FOR YOUTH When I get the time, I like to consider myself something of an athlete. I’ve been involved with sports since I was old enough to handle a hockey stick without falling over from the sheer weight of it, and I haven’t given up any of the sports I truly care about since I started over 17 years ago. I’m fortunate that I have the ability to get involved in activities that keep me physically ¿t and healthy, and that have other positive bene¿ts on my life. However, I know that not everyone is so lucky, either due to budget constraints or the fact that they simply don’t have the time to commit to more formal leagues or clubs that meet regularly. There isn’t much that can be done to alleviate the latter concern, but I ¿rmly believe that we’re all better off if we can get involved in physical activities; cost should not be a prohibitive barrier to taking care of our bodies and doing something we enjoy. We ask our children in school
to commit to a certain amount of physical activity per week. This isn’t done simply because we have nothing else to make them do, it’s because as a society we recognize that physical activity has a profound bene¿t on both one’s physical and mental health. Physical activity has been linked with better cardiovascular health, increased endorphine production and improved physical conditioning. Burnaby is a wealthy municipality, with the local government having saved a large cash reserve. This reserve should be put to good use, and be used to directly subsidize youth physical activity in the city. There’s no reason why youths should be penalized for something outside of their control, and the city facilities would be used far more than they are now if youths were able to use them without having to pay for it. This would include city-run activities and clubs, and would have many bene¿ts to the city, not the least of which being that it will give something for youths to do in the evening other than sit around.
We can become a leader in creating healthy communities focused on improving physical ¿tness and overall health. We just need the mayor and city council to step up and start funding opportunities for children to do what we all really want them to do; to get active in a controlled, safe space where they can meet peers and have fun. Trevor Ritchie, Burnaby
OCCUPY BCTF? It is interesting to see how my bold proposal to have teachers work parents’ hours has rufÀed the feathers of so many with a vested and entrenched interest in maintaining the status quo. Even a 32 per cent wage increase for a 37.5 per cent increase in instructional hours with a $5,000 signing bonus is not enough to entice an open mind for change. I do not, however, hear much complaint from parents who are forced to either pay $7,000 a year for child care when they ¿nally get past the wait list or to have one parent forego a ful¿lling career. The BCTF feels that the rights
of its 40,000 members trump that of the one million parents in this province to have school hours that make sense, and that maintaining the status quo is more important than dealing with childhood obesity, which has tripled in the past 25 years. And all this to defend a system devised when women looked forward to a future as a homemaker, in contrast to today where we have three female premiers. The costs to our economy of our archaic school schedule are staggering. Nearly 25 per cent of households with children aged 5-14 have a stay-at-home parent, which costs our province over $8 billion, and over half a billion dollars in lost taxation revenue. That’s the closed-minded thinking that leads to being legislated back to work. One per cent of the population dictating to the other 99 per cent what’s right for them and their children. As I recall the Occupy protest was about the rights of one per cent trumping the other 99 per cent. Time for Occupy BCTF? Kris Taylor, New Westminster
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A night at the Diamond Ball The South Burnaby Neighbourhood House hosted a successful evening, with a sold-out crowd of 250 people, at this year’s Diamond Ball. The event was held at the Firefighters Club, and a generous $20,000 was raised for the Neighbourhood House’s programs and services. Marilyn Monroe, Tina Turner, Cher and Madonna mingled with the local Burnaby business community,
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D TEbook EVENTS Free seminars for unpaid family caregivers to elderly f a m i ly 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: K a t h e r i n e Wi l l e t t , gerontologist, 604-2410485. Registration ends March 9.
Recital: Canadian soprano Stephanie Nakagawa and Indiana University Jacobs School of Music DMA candidate, Joni Chan, perform a recital of Japanese and Canadian art songs, opera arias, and solo piano pieces. When: Friday, March 9, 8 p.m. Where: Nikkei National Museum & Cultural Centre, 6688 Southoaks Cr., Burnaby. Admission by donation. Info: 604-777-7000, firstname.lastname@example.org or www.nikkeiplace.org.
Paul Filek concert: Canadian Idol finalist, pop-rock singer Paul Filek performs and evening of acoustic stylings. When: Friday, March 9, 9:30 p.m. Where: Great Bear Pub, 5665 Kingsway, Burnaby. Free admission. Info: www.paulfilek.com or 604-433-2388.
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The Wild Weathers book launch and reading: The Wild Weathers: a gathering of love poems by Berenice Freedome, Franci Louann and Lynda Grace Philippsen and guests. When: Sunday, March 11, 1 to 3 p.m. Where: Renaissance Books, 43â€”6th St., New Westminster. Info:
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Wills and power of attorney free law workshop: Learn how to write a will, how marriage and divorce can affect a will, what is included in the executorâ€™s duties, and what is meant by the term â€œliving will.â€? Also included will be information on a Power of Attorney Agreement. The person appointed as power of attorney acts on your behalf on matters that you specify. Important essentials on these topics will be covered and there will be time for questions at the end. When: Monday, March 12, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Where: Program Room, Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch, 6100 Willingdon Ave., Burnaby. Register: www.bpl.bc.ca/events or 604-436-5400.
Kingsway-Imperial Neighbourhood Association community meeting: A City of Burnaby community planner will speak on the positive growth in and plans for the Royal Oak Plan Area. When: Wednesday, March 14, 7-9 p.m. Where: Windsor Community Learning Centre, 6907 Gilley Ave., Burnaby. Info: 604-786-2452 or Info@KINABurnaby.ca.
Circle Mirror Transformation: Arts Club on Tour presents Circle Mirror Transformation, in which an unlikely collection of strangers sign-up for an â€œAdult Creative Dramaâ€? class where, as everyone becomes c l o s e r, the seemingly silly games result in reallife drama. When: Tuesday, March 13, 8 p.m. Where: Shadbolt Centre, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Tickets: 604-205-3000 or www. shadboltcentre.com.
Inner Peace Movement of Canada: Mandana Rastan, a leader with the Inner Peace Movement of Canada, presents a seminar about the inner security, joy and success that come from trusting your intuition. When: Tuesday, March 13, 7:30 p.m. Where: Holiday Inn Express Metrotown, Burnaby. Cost: $16 at
History in the Heights: Learn about the early pioneers of Burnaby Heights and how to research information on neighbourhood including the history of heritage homes, churches and businesses. The Burnaby Heights Neighbourhood Association presents guest speakers from the City of Burnaby archives and Burnaby Village Museum. When: Wednesday, March 14, 7 p.m. Where: McGill Branch, Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St., Burnaby. Free but space limited. Info or to register: 604-2998955 or in person at the library. 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-
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Murdered kids prompt apology, study Tom Fletcher
will establish a new domestic violence unit, VICTORIA – The 2008 murder after a multi-ministry of three children by their father in study of the system by Merritt could have been avoided deputy ministers for by better co-ordination between children, justice, health mental health, justice and child social development and protection ministries, B.C.’s education. children’s advocate concludes in a Opposition critics new report. pointed out that the latest Allan Schoenborn was B.C. budget contained diagnosed with mental illness in no new money for such 1999 and prescribed anti-psychotic a unit, despite similar medicine, after causing an accident recommendations with his young daughter in the made in 2010 from the vehicle and making false claims investigation of the about the child being poisoned and murder of a mother, sexually abused. It was his only child and grandparents Minister of Children and Family Development Mary McNeill announced that her mental health treatment until after ministry will establish a new domestic violence unit, after a multi-ministry by Peter Lee in suburban he was arrested for killing his three study of the system by deputy ministers for children, justice, health social Victoria in 2009. development and education. children in their Merritt home McNeill said the nine years later, Representative Schoenborn’s mental illness and substance government has taken a for Children and Youth Mary Ellen Turpel- abuse because he was not interviewed from series of steps to improve its response to Lafond found in her investigation of the these perspectives by police, corrections domestic violence, including a training for case. or child protection,” Turpel-Lafond wrote. police of¿cers and childrens’ ministry staff Turpel-Lafond found there were “Also, there was very little collaboration or and early psychosis intervention programs several police calls and interventions information sharing among those systems.” at health authorities. by the Ministry of Children and Family Premier Christy Clark and Children The Family Law Act, passed in Development during those years before the and Family Development Minister Mary November, provides for a new protection murders of Kaitlynne, age 12, Max, 8 and McNeill both apologized in the legislature order to limit contact between family Cordon, 5. Thursday for the gaps in government members whose safety is at risk, and “The various systems involved with the services that were described in the report. makes breaching such an order a criminal family were not aware of the severity of McNeill announced that her ministry offence. tÁetcher@blackpress.ca
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: I’m a female and my boss, a guy, has recently given me a nickname which I don’t like. Now some co-workers are also starting to use it. I quite like my boss but this is very upsetting to me. What should I do to stop people from using this nickname?
Many of us will remember our high Simon school days when nicknames were sometimes used to tease people. In fact, my recollection is that virtually all nicknames were designed to make fun of someone. Nicknames are seemingly designed to emphasize the one thing that a person may struggle with; the perpetrator understands this anxiety and uses it to inÀict pain, or at least annoyance. Such torment may be as mild
as nicknames related to body type or hair colour, for example, or as troubling as those concerning racial background or gender stereotypes. Nicknames, by de¿nition, assume the recipient will at the very least be made to feel somewhat uncomfortable although with the passing of time, it may be less disconcerting. People will on occasion substitute their given name for an informal Gibson name— especially in a work or school setting—but this is not to be confused with a nickname as it is personally selected for individual reasons. In your case, you don’t like the nickname chosen by your boss but I’d like to suggest that probably any nickname would be offensive to you. While you may quite like your boss, he has authority over you;
the act of giving you a nickname, therefore, could be seen as an act of inÀuence which shows disrespect. What are his motives in giving you a nickname? He may ¿nd it amusing, an expression of appropriate affection. You, however, feel demeaned and may even worry that co-workers will have less regard for your responsibilities. You should have mentioned it immediately – when he ¿rst introduced the nickname. It will be more dif¿cult now, but you still need to speak to him. It will likely be uncomfortable for both of you, but arrange to meet with him—behind closed doors—and ask speci¿cally that he immediately discontinue using the nickname. Don’t extend the discussion to other topics and allow him to respond if he wishes. He may become defensive, which is understandable, but you still need to be ¿rm with your request or else he may continue to use it occasionally, when you are both meeting in his of¿ce, for example. Your new nickname is a gentle form of harassment which needs to be addressed without delay. Be respectful but ask your boss to stop using it. His intentions may be honorable, nonetheless you can’t work in an environment where you feel disrespected as a result of being given this nickname.
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Wednesday, March 7, 2012 NewsLeader A19
OxyContin phase-out brings ‘panic’ for addicts Jeff Nagel firstname.lastname@example.org
CHOICEquotes Ann Livingstone, VANDU People can be very, very vulnerable when they’re in withdrawal. That’s when you’ll see women take stupid chances if they’re selling sex or men decide to rob some place.
prescribed. She also expects PharmaCare to carefully scrutinize all OxyContin patients who seek to switch to OxyNEO. Ann Livingstone, an advocate with VANDU (Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users), also expects reduced oxycodone access to trigger a switch to more potent narcotics such as morphine derivative Dilaudid or heroin. “There needs to be some outreach,” Livingstone said. “People can be very, very vulnerable when they’re in withdrawal. That’s when you’ll see women take stupid chances if they’re selling sex or men decide to rob some place.” She said OxyContin
abuse is big in the Abbotsford area, where recreational users have taken to crushing the pills and snorting the powder. Others start on the drug after a car accident or sports injury and over time increase their dosages beyond what is covered as their dependency grows. “Then they just start buying from the black market.” Livingstone said health of¿cials should look at ways to offer substitution therapy drugs, like Suboxone, to help wean users and prepare for a surge in detox demand. But at Creekside Withdrawal, the sole inpatient detox centre serving the entire Fraser Health region, there are
no empty beds and a three-week wait to get in. Health ministry spokesman Ryan Jabs said OxyContin was prescribed to 11,000 B.C. patients last year, mostly for short-term use. He said that represents about 1.5 per cent of all opiates prescribed for chronic pain. There will be a one-year transition period allowing patients with existing
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B.C.’s decision to clamp down hard on prescription access to oxycodone-based narcotic painkillers has prompted concern that desperate addicts may turn to other drugs or crime. OxyContin, dubbed “hillbilly heroin” on the street, is being phased out by its maker and replaced with OxyNEO, which contains the same active ingredient but comes in a different pill form that’s harder to crush and then snort or inject. B.C.’s health ministry said Wednesday it will no longer cover OxyContin through PharmaCare as of March 8 and new prescriptions for the replacement OxyNEO will be approved only in exceptional cases through a special authority program. Dr. Caroline Ferris, who works at the 30-bed Creekside Withdrawal Management Centre in Surrey, said more than one-third of incoming detox patients are addicted to prescription drugs and many of them are on OxyContin. “It’s a big problem,” she said, predicting a rise in armed robberies and other crime as the last of the drug vanishes later this month and its street price skyrockets. “I think there will be a lot of panic,” Ferris said. “We’re probably going to see more break-ins to pharmacy warehouses and other places stockpiling the last of the OxyContins.” Most illicit users will simply switch to heroin, she predicted. Legitimate patients will still have access to either OxyNEO or other opioids, Ferris said, adding she supports the province’s decision to try to curb abuse of the prescription drug. “It’s just as well that this stuff comes off the market,” she said. OxyContin sells
for $50 to $60 per 80-milligram tablet on the street, where it trades like currency. Ferris said part of the problem is that plenty of people obtain the drug by prescription who don’t actually use it themselves. Some who have good bene¿t plans get it for free and pass it on to friends or family who would have to pay more for it. Ferris said others on welfare may get OxyContin free through PharmaCare, sell the pills, and then use the money to buy alcohol, crack or heroin – all of which are much cheaper. She estimated 20 per cent of controlled prescription drugs like OxyContin end up in unauthorized hands. Ferris said a serious effort should be made to “weed out the diverters” – possibly by doctors conducting urine tests of patients to ¿nd those who don’t actually use the pills they’re
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The Burnaby-New Westminster Newcomers and Friends Club welcomes women who are new to the area as well as longtime residents. Meet women of all ages and cultures to make new friends. When: Meets the second Wednesday of each month. Info: Lenore, 604-294-6913.
Rotary Club of Burnaby Deer Lake: Come to the Thursday breakfast meetings. When: 7:15 a.m. Where: Eagle Creek Restaurant, at Burnaby Mountain Golf Course, 7600 Halifax St. Info: www.rotaryburnabydeerlake. org, Janice, 604-420-0038. Burnaby Rhododendron and Gardens Society meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Discovery Room of Burnaby Village Museum. Info: Lindsey McCann at 604-439-1129 or e-mail email@example.com.
Kiwanis Club of New Westminster meets the first and third Tuesday of the month, 12 p.m. lunch, Boston Pizza, Columbia Square, New Westminster. Info: Marge Ashdown 604-521-8567.
Join a moms group: Relax, enjoy adult conversation, perhaps a craft, a demo, a speaker. Children from birth to age five have their own quality time out. Open to moms of all ages and religions. When: Wednesdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Where: Olivet Baptist Church, 7th St. and Queen’s Ave., New Westminster. Info: Shirley, 604-521-8097.
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Metro debates touchy issue of reserve voting Proposal would disenfranchise some residents Jeff Nagel firstname.lastname@example.org
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Metro Vancouver directors are split over whether the regional district should try to block residents of Indian Reserves from voting in future civic elections. Reserve residents in most cities can vote in municipal elections because the reserves are within city boundaries. But that ability may have unintended consequences as local First Nations build market condo developments on their reserves and usher in thousands of new non-aboriginal residents. Belcarra Mayor Ralph Drew, vice-chair of Metro’s aboriginal affairs committee, said the planned Squamish Nation development in West Vancouver could add 30,000 residents who would not pay city taxes but would have a vote in civic elections. He argues a reserve voting block that big could alter the outcome of future council elections or referenda – perhaps causing the city to spend more on new projects without those residents having to contribute to the cost. The proposed solution is for Metro cities to seek provincial government permission to redraw their boundaries to exclude Indian Reserves, ending the civic vote for their residents. “I do not believe we can disenfranchise voters,” said Lions Bay Mayor Brenda Broughton at a Metro board meeting Friday. Vancouver Coun. Andrea Reimer said it is distorted logic for Metro cities to invert the
principle of no taxation without “We are not the decision representation and insist on “no makers. We just think they are representation without taxation.” important issues to be discussed.” If it took that stance, she said, Metro already raised the idea it would have to deny the vote to with the province last fall after renters, people in social housing the Lower Mainland Treaty and others who don’t directly pay Advisory Committee issued a taxes. discussion paper outlining local The real issue, Reimer said, is government concerns. how aboriginal rights and title is Community, Sport and Cultural reconciled in the modern world. Development Minister Ida Chong She said that is best done reacted cautiously in a Jan. 11 through negotiation with First letter to the board. Nations and success will depend “Disenfranchising citizens who on relationships that could be live within local government damaged by an effort to deny the vote. “To focus on Derek Corrigan this particular Burnaby Mayor I don’t think anyone should issue is be offended that we are unhelpful and putting these issues on the in fact quite table. We are not the deciinÀammatory,” sion makers. We just think added they are important issues to Tsawwassen be discussed. First Nation Chief Kim Baird, who holds a seat at the Metro board. service areas without their Under the terms of the TFN consent would be viewed by treaty, residents there no longer many British Columbians as vote in municipal elections but do undemocratic,” Chong said. have a vote for school board. She said the proposal would She suggested the concerns have “signi¿cant and far-reaching of cities over taxation and the impacts” and would require full contribution to civic costs of consultation with First Nations reserve residents in other parts and affected citizens. of Metro Vancouver can be dealt Chong indicated her ministry with through negotiated servicing would consider the idea if the agreements with the local First new Metro board still wants to Nation. pursue it. Burnaby Mayor Derek No vote was taken Friday Corrigan, chair of the regional because some newly elected planning committee, defended the Metro directors said they were committee recommendation to unfamiliar with the issue and pursue the issue as a priority item wanted to study the discussion for Metro. paper. “I don’t think anyone should be The Metro board meets again offended that we are putting these March 30. email@example.com issues on the table,” he said.
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Heritage Uke Club: Organized by Gord Smithers (Guitarist for Deadcats, Swank, ReBeat Generation & Wichita Trip), learn to play the ukulele, beginners welcome. When: Mondays, 6-8 p.m. Where: Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New Westminster. Cost: suggested $5 donation. Info: http://tinyurl. com/6uy9h4h.
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Write From the Heart: Vancouverâ€™s Ruth Kozak has been teaching writing classes since 1994 including travel, novel, creative writing and memoirs. Cost: $5 drop-in fee. When: Mondays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: Waves Coffee Shop,
Fraser Health Crisis Line is recruiting volunteers to provide assistance to people in the region who are experiencing emotional distress. No previous experience needed as extensive training and ongoing support is provided. Next training starts Jan. 14, 2012. Info: www.options. bc.ca and follow the link for the Crisis Line.
Burnaby Historical Society: Guests speakers. Visitors welcome. When: Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Where: Carousel Building, Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer
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Wo r l d Po e t r y New Westminster Night Out: Featured poets, open mike, free raffle and refreshments. Everyone welcome. When: Fourth Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. Where: New Westminster Public Library, 716 6th Ave., New Westminster. Info: 604-5264729 or www.worldpoetry. ca.
Mexican train dominoes: Weekly game for players 55 and over. When: Tuesdays, 1 to 3 p.m. Where: Willow room, Cameron Seniorsâ€™ Recreation Centre, 9523 Cameron St., Burnaby (behind Lougheed Town Centre). Info: 604-297-4453.
Drop-In English conversation class: Burnaby Multicultural Society offers a drop-in conversation class. Anyone welcome for socializing while practising English. Class accommodates all levels. When: Every Wednesday, 2:15-4:15 p.m., and Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-12 p.m. Where: 6255 Nelson Ave., Burnaby. Info: 604-431-4131, ext. 27 or 29. Po e t i c Ju s t i c e : Three featured poets and open mic. When: Every Sunday, 3-5 p.m. Where: Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., back room. Info: 778-322-1131.
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Line Dance: Beginners welcome. Moderate exercise for body and brain and lots of fun. When: Every Monday, 10 a.m. Where: Deer Lake United Church, 5135 Sperling Ave., Burnaby (enter by ramp at rear of Church). Info: Georgie, 604522-5647.
Social dancing for seniors (50+) is held Sundays 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: 604-519-1066.
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INVESTING IN PRIORITIES
British Columbia. Canada Starts Here. 2012/13 Expenditure Budget Totaling $43.87B
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Social Services 9% #
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For more details on Budget 2012, visit www.bcbudget.ca or www.bcjobsplan.ca
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Memorable. Inclusive. Sustainable. | Celebrating 25 years
August 21 â€“ 25, 2012 Celebrating 25 years of seniors sportsmanship
Burnaby is proud to host the 25th anniversary of the BC Seniors Games from August 21 to 25, 2012. The BC Seniors Games is the largest multi-sport event in the province, providing an opportunity for all BC Seniors age 55 and over, to compete in an organized sport, recreation and cultural event that promotes individual achievement and community pride. To celebrate this silver anniversary, we look forward to hosting the most memorable, inclusive and sustainable BC Seniors Games ever!
Burnaby will welcome over 4,000 participants in over 26 different activities from Track & Field to Whist and involve 2,000 volunteers during the 2012 BC Seniors Games.
There are a variety of ways to get involved and make an impact. We are seeking corporate sponsors and volunteers who are interested in embracing the spirit of healthy and active seniors. Contact us today to find out how you can get involved.
Events include: Q Ice Curling Q Archery Q Ice Hockey Q Badminton Q Lawn Bowling Q Bocce Q One-Act-Play Q Bridge Q Pickleball Q Carpet Bowling Q Slo-Pitch Q Cribbage Q Snooker Q Cycling Q Soccer Q Darts Q Swimming Q Dragon Boats Q Table Tennis Q Five-Pin Bowling Q Tennis Q Floor Curling Q Track and Field Q Golf Q Whist Q Horseshoes
Giving Hope Today
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INDEX IN BRIEF FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . . . . . . 1-8 COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . 9-57 TRAVEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61-76 CHILDREN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-98 EMPLOYMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . 203-387 PETS & LIVESTOCK . . . . . . . . . . . 453-483 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE . . . . . . 503-587 REAL ESTATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 603-696 RENTALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 703-757 AUTOMOTIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 804-862 MARINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 903-920
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EARN EXTRA CASH! - P/T, F/T Immediate Openings For Men & Women. Easy Computer Work, Others Positions Are Available. Can Be Done From Home. No Experience Needed. www.HWC-BC.com
DIAL-A-LAW: access free information on BC law. 604-687-4680; 1.800.565.5297; www.dialalaw.org (audio available).
HOME BASED BUSINESS We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training. www.project4wellness.com
LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE: need a lawyer? Learn more by calling 604-687-3221; 1.800.663.1919
DATING SERVICE. LongTerm/Short-Term Relationships, FREE TO TRY!!! 1-877-297-9883. Live intimate conversation, Call: #7878 or 1-888-534-6984. Live adult 1on1. Call: 1-866-311-9640 or #5015. Meet Local Single Ladies. 1877-804-5381. (18+).
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COMPETITIVE WAGES! Send resume & “N” print abstract Fax: 1-888-778-3563 or E-mail: email@example.com or Call: 604-214-3161
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
LICENSED HD Mechanic & Class 1 Drivers, required for full-time work with construction company in westcentral Alberta. Wage based on experience. Fax resume 780-5393536.
Star Fleet Trucking HIRING!! DRIVERS, FARMERS, RANCHERS & RETIREES with 2003 or newer 1-Ton duallie, diesel; pickups & 8’box to deliver new travel trailers & fifth wheels from US manufacturers to Canadian dealers. Free IRP plate for your truck and low insurance rates! Prefer commercial Driver’s License. Top Pay! Call Craig 1-877-890-4523 www.starfleettrucking.com
108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS to Every Hunter in BC! Advertise in The BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis 2012-2014 publication. Increased circulation 250,000 copies! Tremendous Reach, Two Year Edition! Contact Annemarie at 1 800 661 6335 or email@example.com Be Your Own Boss! Attention Locals! People req. to work from home online. Earn $500$4500+ P/T or F/T. Toll Free 1.877.880.8843 leave mess. BE YOUR OWN BOSS with Great Canadian Dollar Store. Franchise opportunities now available. Call today for details 1-877-388-0123 ext. 229 or visit our website: www.dollarstores.com
AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783
MANUAL MACHINIST Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking bcclassified.com for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org 1771 Savage Rd, Richmond, B.C V6V 1R1 Fax: 604-244-1181 www.wartsila.com
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An earthmoving company based in Edson Alberta requires a full time Heavy Duty Mechanic for field and shop work. We require Cat Dozer/Deere excavator experience. You will work a set schedule for days on and off. Call Lloyd @ 780723-5051
CARRIERS NEEDED YOUTH and ADULTS
Deliver newspapers (2x per week) on Wednesdays and Fridays in your area. Papers are dropped off at your home with the flyers pre-inserted! Call Christy 604-436-2472 for available routes email Email circulation@burnaby newsleader.com
CLASS 1 DRIVER Stepdeck BC/AB/SK $50K-$70K + benefits 604-856-4055
Grand Career Fair Gateway Casinos If you can stay up after 10 pm We Have a Job for You. Wednesday March 14th, 2012 12:00 pm – 6:30 pm The Red Bar at Starlight Casino 350 Gifford Street New Westminster, BC V3M 7A3
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UP TO $20/HR We need 12 CSR reps now!
PAID training. F/T Hours Benefits after 6 months Must be outgoing!!! ERICA @ 604-777-2195
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 email@example.com
DIRECT SALES REPRESENTATIVES. Canada’s premiere home automation and Security Company is NOW hiring AprilAugust. No experience necessary. Travel Required. E-mail resume: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit: www.vivint.ca EXPERIENCED Lane Closure Tech’s and Traffic Control people req’d. immediately. 604-996-2551 or email Traffic_King@shaw.ca
Relief LPN, experienced in giving injections required for busy medical clinic in Coquitlam. Please fax resume to: 604-939-7781.
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 email@example.com Attn: Store Manager - new store hiring
MERCHANDISER RETAIL FGXI seeks a part-time merchandiser to service stores monthly in Burnaby. Call Amanda Latek 800283-3090 ext 2378 or apply at: www.fgxi.appone.com
MORE JOBS THAN GRADUATES! Employers seek out CanScribe Medical Transcription graduates. New Course! New Low Price! We need more students! Enroll Today! 1-800-466-1535 www.canscribe.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Concrete Form Stripper(F/t)(New Westminster)(1-2 year exp)Soboco Construction Ltd Sal$19/hr. Duties:Erect and dismantle concrete forms, scaffolding, ramps, catwalks and perform related tasks. Mix, pour and spread materials such as concrete. Fax resume: 604-299-6460 or email :email@example.com
Trades qualified manual machining background an asset. Afternoon shifts available.
BC & Alberta Runs Local O/O’s require TLS
Class 1 Drivers & Owner Operators
FOUND: I-Phone on Feb 21 at Nelson / Bennett. Please call to identify. (604)433-7121
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JPK CONTRACTORS requires rough carpenters/joiners as soon as possible. Responsibilities: framing walls, roof structures, windows, doors, assemble and join wood components, install floor beams, follow blueprints. Full-time, 24.50$/hour, Metro Vancouver jobsites. Ideal candidate with high school completion and at least four years experience as joiner/carpenter. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MONSTER Industries, a rapidly growing construction and maintenance company servicing northwestern B.C., in now accepting resumes for the following positions: Certified “B” and “A” level welders with fabrication experience, Certified CWB all-position welders and Certified Millwrights. Please send resume with attached cover letter to email@example.com. Unfortunately we are not accepting applications for laborers at this time.
SOLAR SOLUTIONS NEEDS ELECTRICIAN TO INSTALL SOLAR SYSTEMS.. LOWER MAIN LAND EXCLUSIVE. CHECK WHOLESALE SOLAR SOLUTIONS WEBSITE FOR DETAILS. CONTACT BUBBAFRANK@HOTMAIL.CA.
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109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
Advertising Representative Burnaby NewsLeader New Westminster NewsLeader This is a fantastic opportunity to develop a rewarding career in advertising and marketing. The Burnaby NewsLeader & New Westminster NewsLeader are divisions of Black Press Ltd., Canada’s largest independent newspaper company, with more than 180 community, daily and urban newspapers in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii, and extensive online operations with over 250 websites. Black Press is also Western Canada’s largest privately-held commercial printer with 14 printing plants. The NewsLeader is the recent recipient of the Suburban Newspapers of America 2009 First Place Best Community Newspaper, circulation 37,500+, plus has won or been nominated in eleven categories for the 2010 SNAs, CCNAs, and BCYCNAs, including winning a CCNA Blue Ribbon award. If you are a highly creative individual with an ability to multi-task in a fast-paced team environment and have good interpersonal and sales skills, we would like to meet you. To apply, please forward your resume with a cover letter to: Jean Hincks, Publisher 7438 Fraser Park Drive Burnaby, BC V5J 5B9 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Deadline for applications is: March 16, 2012
A26 NewsLeader Wednesday, March 7, 2012 EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 160
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. 780-8462231 (Office), 780-846-2241 (Fax).
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LOOKING FOR BUSINESS, PERSONAL OR TITLE LOAN? Now get u p to $800k business or personal loan, with interest rate from 1.9%. Bad credit ok.
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GET PAID TO LOSE WEIGHT. $5,000 For Your Success Story.Personal Image TV Show. Call to Qualify: 416-730-5684 ext 2243 Joanna@mertontv.ca www.mertontv.ca
MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877776-1660.
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Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca
263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE Rick’s Bobcat Service. Leveling, Back filling, Trucking reas. rates.778-355-2978, 604-290-2978
A Dream Landscaping. Retaining walls, topsoil, turf, shrubs, trimming, yard cleanup, bark mulch, (604)724-4987 or 604-724-9036
283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
DETAILED EUROPEAN CLEANING.
Efficient, Reliable, Friendly, Bonded Excellent References with 18 yrs of experience. Call Ivet: 778-235-4070 LICENCED & INSURED Cleaning Service. Res./Comm. Wkly/Bi-Wkly Free Quotes. Call 604-363-2475.
CUSTOM HOMES • Basement, Kitchen & Bath Remodels • Room Additions • Drywall • Paint • Texture • Finishing • Floors & More Since 1972 Dan 778-837-0771
On-Site Computer Services 604-757-3768
A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, reroofing. Dhillon 604-782-1936.
CONCRETE & PLACING
YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
High Caliber Construction Repair, Replace, Remodel...
ARCO DRYWALL Ltd. Board, Tape Texture, Frame. New & Reno’s. 20 yrs exp, free est Mike 604-825-1500
GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627
Call: Rick (604) 202-5184
One affordable monthly payment interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not the creditors.
30 years experience, Business, Non-profit Organizations, Housing & Personal taxes, payroll. Gilles 604-789-7327, 604-946-0192 www.scorpio-consulting.com
PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 32 Years Exp. Free Estimates.
AVOID BANKRUPTCY SAVE UP TO 70% OFF YOUR DEBT.
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If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.
TROY Life & Fire Safety Ltd. requires a shipper/receiver at their Chilliwack location. Candidate must have good computer skills. Send your resume to HR@troylfs.com or fax to 519-371-6988
ADDITIONS, Renovations & New Construction. Concrete Forming & Framing Specialist. 604.218.3064
Making Your Renovation Dreams Come True... Kitchens - Bathrooms New Additions - Flooring Painting - Decks Windows / Doors Stonework - Siding & More Free Estimates * BBB * WCB * Insured
www.caliberwest contracting.com 604.764.9594
STUDY.WORK. S .
TRAIN TO BE A SOCIAL SERVICE WORKER IN NEW WEST TODAY!
Community & Social Service Workers administer & implement a variety of social assistance & community services programs including life skills workshops & substance abuse treatment programs. They also assist clients in dealing with social and personal issues. Train locally for the skills necessary in this rewarding career field.
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HOME REPAIRS 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
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
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CALL NEW WEST:
Local & Long Distance
From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos
604-537-4140 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240
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Wednesday, March 7, 2012 NewsLeader A27 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 329 PAINTING & DECORATING
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 563
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 8yrs
PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com
CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977 CHIHUAHUA / MALTESE PUPS. $425-450. Vet checked, 1st shots. 2F, 2M. Abbotsford 604-866-8727.
Private Coin Collector Looking to Purchase Collections,Mint Sets, Accumulations, Olympic, Gold, Silver Coins etc. Please call Travis 604-377-5748
566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS PEARL DRUM SET, $1000, receipts for $1000 in upgrades, located in Hope. Call 1 (604)869-7329
10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005
HOUSES FOR SALE
SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE
Call Ian 604-724-6373
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
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!
TREE SERVICES A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports
Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $
Please call 778-994-2334
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
COQUITLAM: 2 bdrm 2 bthrm- 996 sf. Cls to shopping, Douglas College & amen. March 1. N/s, N/p. $1350/mo. Call 604-941-3259
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.
COQUITLAM CTR; 2 bdrm apt, u/g prkg, all appls, big patio, Mar 15th. $1100/mo. NP/NS. (604)377-8093. Coquitlam Ctr 2 bdrm bright g/l, fresh paint, inste ldry f/p, patio, prkg strg, NS/NP $1175. 604-767-0599
Springer/Lab cross pups, vet check, 1st shots, eager and social $350, 604-823-6739 afternoons/evenings.
MAPLE Ridge dntwn Urbano complex, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, inste w/d, f/p, deck, 2 u/g prkg. Nr amens. NS/NP.
STANDARD SCHNAUZER pups. 17 - 19” / 30 - 35lbs full grown. $500. each. 604-826-5846 Mission.
NEW WEST bach $650; lrg 1 bdrm $780. Balc. 8th St. FREE HT/HW. Nr shops. 604-781-1846, 937-5427
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
NEW WESTMINSTER. 2 bdrm lrg l/rm & bal. inste W/D, 5 appl. Clean safe & quiet. $850. 604-584-8862.
$1150+ utils. Ref. Apr 1 604-512-8725
236 - 8th St. Bachelor, 1, 2 & 3 bdrm suites for rent. Includes heat / hot water and cable. Close to Massey Theatre, Douglas College, Royal City Mall.
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.
• Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331
AMERICAN Cocker Spaniel pups. P/B. 1 shots, family raised. Ready for good home $750 firm 604-826-3655
WE BUY HOUSES The OLDER. The DIRTIER. The BETTER. Flexible Terms. Quick Closing. Call us First! 778.707.9647
MATTRESSES staring at $99
MISC. FOR SALE
660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
NAPLES FLORIDA AREA! Bank Acquired Condos Only $169,900. Same unit sold for $428,895. Own your brand new condo for pennies on the dollar in warm, sunny SW Florida! Walk to over 20 restaurants/100 shops! Must see. Ask about travel incentives. Call 1-866959-2825, ext 15. www.coconutpointcondos.com
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Large newly renovated 1, 2 & 3 bdrm apts available in well-kept concrete building. New floors and appl’s. Freshly painted. Patio and large storage room inste. 3 laundries in bldg. Rent incl’s heat & hot water. Sauna & jacuzzi. 5 min. walk to skytrain, Douglas College & New West Quay. Close to all amenities. 211 11St. New West. Please call 604-834-1756 www.aptrentals.net PORT MOODY. Tides @ 300 Klahanie 2 bdrm apt, greenbelt, patio, 2 pkng, canoe club amens. N/S, N/P. $1365/mo. 604-469-1985.
APARTMENT/CONDO BURNABY & COQUITLAM
Spacious 2 & 3 Bdrm T/hses 2 Bdrm Apartments With accessible amenities, in safe family oriented communities of Coquitlam, North Burnaby. Pet friendly.
Subsidies available based on gross houseold income. ✮
2 Bedroom Apartment between $22,800 & $31,800
2 Bedroom Townhouse between $30,000 & $37,200
3 Bedroom Townhouse between $34,800 & $43,200
HOMES FOR RENT
PITT MEADOWS. 2 & 3 bdrm. in family complex. Close to bus, schools & shopping. Ref’s req’d. Small pets okay, $1075/$1175/mo. Avail. immed. 604-465-1938.
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
If your income is lower than these ranges call BC Housing 604-433-2218
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BURNABY: Beautiful, large 1600 sf, 3 bdrm T/H with 2 bths, stone f/p & 5 appls. Walk to skytrain. N/P. $1495/mo. 604-479-4404. MAPLE RIDGE. Brookside Garden. Reno’d attractive 3 bdrm. N/S. Immed or Apr. 1.Call 778-835-0748 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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A/C, microwave, slideout, DSI water heater, awning, $4000 in savings! $14,983 (stk.28226A) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644
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1994 Buick Regal, AirCared. 99,000 kms. 4 new tires. Needs TLC. $700. Call 604-534-0923 1997 BUICK LESABRE LTD leather, 139 kms, prem. cond., one owner, $3900/obo. (778)565-4230 2000 CHRYSLER INTREPID, clean, auto, 4 dr. 125,000km. Great shape. $2900. (604)583-1366
Dual pane windows, exterior shower, LCD TV, elec. Awning, AM / FM / CD / DVD. $32,483 (Stk.30968) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644
2008 PONTIAC WAVE, 4 dr sedan, auto, 150K, runs & looks good, white, $4850 firm. (604)538-9257
Find the car of your dreams www.bcclassiﬁed.com 821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1995 CAMRY, 4 door, 4 cyl, auto, loaded, new tires, AirCared, mint cond. $2900 obo. 604-931-1236.
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AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022 #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200
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
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 cab, auto, green, 135K, $8300 firm. Call: (604)538-9257 2009 TOYOTA Tacoma TRD Sport truck, auto, 4x4, double cab, local, no accidents, warranty, 52K, silver. $27,995. Call 604-722-1362.
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2002 OLDSMOBILE INTRIGUE, senior driven, 89,000kms, $4500. Hope (604)869-7329 2008 PONTIAC G5 Coupe, 2/dr, auto, 44,000/km, CD player, new all season tires. $7500. 604-467-2901.
2000 S Blazer 4X4 V6 Auto. Leather interior with all options, Michelin tires $4350. Call 1(604)796-2866 2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $7400 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
CARS - DOMESTIC
2005 SUZUKI SWIFT HB,exc cond, all records, low miles, owner history $5000/obo.604-942-8171/506-4120
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.
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HUGE RESTAURANT AUCTION New & Used Food Services Equipment. March 17 11am at Dodds Auction, 3311 - 28 Ave Vernon. View photos at doddsauction.com 250-545-3259
6630 Telford Ave.
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.
Villa Del Mar 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!
1/2 mo. Rent FREE!
GOLDEN Retriever puppies, born Jan. 7th, family raised, very well socialized, 1st shots & deworming included. Mission 604-820-4827.
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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.
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 PLACE TOWERS
FOR SALE BY OWNER
REDUCED! 3Bdrms, 2baths, totally reno’d in & out, 6 new appli’s on 1.5 acres with year round creek. All Services. Burns Lake, B.C. Private. $125,000 firm. Call (250)692-3738.
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2004 MERCEDES C230 SEDAN show room condition, sporty, slick & great for the summer, auto, sunroof, only 47k, blk. leather, local.This can be yours for $11,930/ 604-328-1883
ALUMINUM BOAT WANTED, 10’, 12’ or 14’, with or without motor or trailer, will pay cash, 604-319-5720
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is hereby given to Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Norman Gwillam Thorney, late of #307 – 12 K de K Court, New Westminster, BC, that the particulars of their claim should be sent to the solicitor for the estate at #235 – 550 Sixth Street, New Westminster, BC, V3L 3B7, on or before the 20th day of March, 2012, after which date the solicitor for the estate will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executor then has notice.
A28 NewsLeader Wednesday, March 7, 2012
sales and occupancy commence march 17th
1 bedroom – 722 sqft up to 3 bedrooms – 1,334 sqft
grand opening th march 17 the best things in life are worth waiting for. We’ve been carefully working on every last detail, and we are now ready to offer these 26 master-built homes. If you are looking for a meticulously designed home in a community with substance, visit our presentation centre on opening day to secure a signature home for yourself.
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this is not an offering for sale. such an offering can only be made by a disclosure statement. e&oe.