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Rodger Konkle gets a kiss from his 11-year-old golden lab Isla. The pair have been volunteering at the Union Gospel Mission in New West for four years.
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It took a wrong turn for Rodger Konkle to get on the right path. Konkle was walking down Sixth Street to his home from an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting when he got confused and turned too soon. He was on Clarkson Street and by the time he realized his mistake, he was in front of the Union Gospel Mission. A lineup of people waiting to get in for lunch stretched down the sidewalk. He wandered in and never left. “I had no purpose in my life,” says Konkle of that dark time. “I didn’t
care if I got up in the morning.” He decided to apply for a volunteer position. When he hadn’t heard back after six weeks, he felt like giving up. “When you’re an alcoholic, you feel like you’re not acceptable to other people,” says Konkle, a government worker who ¿lled the void in his days created by retirement with alcohol. “We often feel we’re not good enough to do something.” But his application had simply been misplaced. After he enquired he was told to come in the very next day and tie on an apron. He did. That was four years ago.
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But the UGM didn’t get just one dedicated volunteer when Konkle signed on, they got two. That’s because Konkle brings his friendly golden lab, Isla. At ¿rst it was just more convenient; he could tie her to the fence across the street, beneath the shelter of the SkyTrain guideway overhead, and visit with her during breaks. But, he soon discovered, he wasn’t the only one who enjoyed his dog’s company. Some of the mission’s patrons would sit with her on the curb to give her a scratch or even pour out their
heart to the attentive pooch. “Some guests won’t talk to you or me, but they’ll talk to Isla,” says Konkle. “When you talk to a dog, you know your story won’t be repeated.” Once he came out and found Isla gone. Frantic and panicked, he scoured the area looking for her. He found his beloved pooch sitting on a bench outside the Eighth Street SkyTrain station beside a fellow who’d decided to take her for a walk. Instead of being angry, Konkle struck up a conversation. Please see ISLA, A4
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It wasn’t quite a ¿libuster on par with Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, but when it was all over, Burnaby-New Westminster MP Peter Julian was winning praise on the Twittersphere for giving ordinary Canadians a voice in Parliament. For 13 hours over two-and-a-half days starting March 30, the New Democrat MP spoke during the budget debate-inprinciple. The rule is that either the leader of the of¿cial Opposition or the Opposition’s ¿nance critic—in this case, Julian—is allowed unlimited time to respond to the government’s budget. Julian’s speech comprised in large part of citizens’ tweets, emails and Facebook posts expressing concerns about the budget. “That was really the point to be able to say directly to government, here’s what Canadians are saying.” Please see ‘IT WAS’, A3
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‘It was a fascinating exercise in democracy’
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He said in an interview Tuesday afternoon, after he’d ¿nished, that his speech was designed beforehand to provide that sort of feedback to the Conservative government. “Some people kind of denigrate and say well you shouldn’t be allowing people to have their voice heard on the Àoor of the House of Commons. But I disagree with that completely. I think Canadians’ voices need to be heard and there was a lot of enthusiasm right across the country, particularly amongst younger Canadians that really, desperately wanted to be heard in the House of Commons.” The time seemed to go by quickly, he said, noting he managed to get hundreds of Canadians on the record, including a number from Burnaby and New Westminster. He read a message from an eight-year-old Halifax girl expressing her concerns about what the government is doing to the environment. JULIAN A number of people in manual jobs wrote in worried about the move to raise the eligibility for Old Age Security by two years to 67. The change “means they’re going to spend a couple years in dire poverty, their bodies simply can’t give more, they’re suffering from arthritis and other occupational diseases. They can’t be expected to work two more years.” Many youth wrote in saying they’re concerned about a lack of opportunities for young people and the high youth unemployment rate. Julian said a number of Conservative voters wrote in calling the budget “a betrayal because the government promised in the last election campaign not to cut health care or cut retirement security or to cut services. “It was a fascinating exercise in democracy with so many Canadians sending in their comments and being able to read their comments on the Àoor of the House of Commons into the record.” On Tuesday, Julian expressed thanks for the support he received from his NDP colleagues and said it appeared he may have set a record in the House for the longest speech in modern times. “We said all along we would be responding to the feedback we were getting from Canadians and the response was so overwhelming. I didn’t anticipate we’d have so many Canadians writing in, emailing in, tweeting and posting on Facebook ... That was very welcome that so many Canadians were willing to be engaged in the budget debate.” That feedback was still pouring in Tuesday, but Julian said he ended his speech to allow a couple of Liberal MPs to speak on an amendment prior to a vote. “Time went by very quickly, quicker than you’d think.”
Crowning 2012 Miss New West Ambassador Grade 11 student Grace Wardle was chosen as 2012 Miss New Westminster Ambassador at the Massey Theatre Saturday evening. Wardle, 17, was sponsored by the New Westminster Police Of¿cers Association and was chosen from among six contestants. She is the younger sister of actor Graham Wardle, who is one of the stars in the CBC drama Heartland. She will represent New West at local events throughout the year as well as appearing on the Hyack Àoat in parades and festivals throughout B.C. and the Paci¿c Northwest. Natasha Bosnjak was named deputy ambassador while Cyndi Lei received the Bernie Legge Memorial Medallion. Wardle was also named friendship ambassador by the other contestants.
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Imagine an apartment infested with bedbugs, holes in the ceiling, mould growing on the walls and mushrooms growing in dark corners. That is a reality for some renters in the Lower Mainland who have negligent landlords. Many of those renters don’t know where to ¿nd help when their landlords refuse to make repairs. “There is help, but it’s hard to ¿nd. Renters are mostly on their own,” said David Tate, chairman of ACORN New Westminster. ACORN, which stands for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, has chapters around the world. It is an international advocacy group that ¿ghts for several causes, including tenant rights. Landlords have been in the spotlight since one of Vancouver’s most notorious landlords, Gurdyal Singh Sahota, was recently ¿ned $115,000. This is the ¿rst time the British Columbian government has handed out an administrative penalty under the Residential Tenancy Act. “The problem isn’t getting inspections, it’s enforcement,” said Sue Collard, chairperson of ACORN Surrey City Centre. “You might as well wage war on tenants, because no one wants to make sure landlords are making those repairs.” According to Keith Couef¿n, manager of licensing and integrated services at the City of New Westminster, the city has taken several measures to address negligent landlords. “If a property is generating an excessive number of nuisance calls to the police, then they will be imposed with a service fee of $250 per call,” said Couef¿n. He also said that city inspectors
Members of ACORN rally for tenants’ rights in New Westminster’s Moody Park three years ago. The group is an outspoken advocate for renters.
work with ¿re inspectors and other appropriate departments to inspect buildings and that the Fraser Health Authority works with the city to make sure issues are addressed. However, according to Tate, tenants that band together to make complaints often get more attention from the city unlike single complaints that can go un-noticed. “The best thing a tenant can do is talk to their neighbours, get organized and keep everything,” said Tate. “Document everything, write down conversations, keep copies of letters and always, always take photos.” According to Collard, renters are often not given the same respect as property owners. “Most of the people in those buildings are workers that work in retail, they’re truck drivers, they’re students,” said Collard. “It’s easy to dismiss the problem if you dismiss the people in the buildings.” Tate agrees. “Some people think that because you’re a renter, you’re a second-class citizen,” he said. TransGlobe Investment Management, which owns 400
buildings including several in New Westminster, is one of Canada’s biggest rental companies. A recent investigation by the CBC TV show Marketplace cited numerous issues at TransGlobe buildings that the show alleged had gone unaddressed, such as as broken windows, mould, leaky buildings and structural problems. The company had racked up hundreds of complaints at its many buildings, according to CBC. The company has undergone some changes in management and can be known as Starlight Properties or TransGlobe REIT. ACORN protested at one of the company’s buildings a few years ago and garnered enough city and media attention that some repairs were made. ACORN encourages tenants who ¿nd themselves dealing with negligent landlords to either call them or the city. “We have communicated with ACORN on numerous occasions in the past about services available in New West,” said Couef¿n. “They refer properties and we welcome any information they would provide.”
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The fellow was homeless and disoriented so he brought him back to the UGM to connect him with people who could offer help. “I remember I was frightened of the people when I ¿rst came here,” says Konkle. “It’s important they be treated as people and not as cattle.” Konkle now keeps Isla in the back of his van parked just outside the UGM, surrounded by her favourite toys and blanket. But that’s mostly to avoid
enforcement of New West’s antitethering bylaw. Anyone who wants to visit with her or take her for a walk just has to ask. One woman takes Isla for a two-hour tour every day, often letting the dog lead her on their familiar route to Queen’s Park and back. Isla’s gotten to know many of the regulars at the UGM. “She has a hello waddle when she sees a familiar face,” says Konkle, now clean and sober and ¿lling his days with volunteer work.
And that trust has never failed Isla or her master. “I haven’t lost my dog or van yet.” • Konkle and Isla will be helping out at the UGM’s annual Easter meal, which will be served on Saturday from 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. Doors open at noon. The lunch will be accompanied by live music and as many tail wags, paw shakes and sloppy kisses Isla can muster.
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Comedy duo back where it all started Now living in New West, Bob Robertson and Linda Cullen will set their comedic sights on the local scene at Lit Fest Mario Bartel email@example.com
Bob Robertson and Linda Cullen are back where they started. As a couple. Robertson was a freelance broadcaster who specialized in writing and performing comedy bits when he was brought in to CKNW at Eighth Avenue and McBride Boulevard, where Cullen was a producer, to punch up some of the shows as well as commercials and station promos. The two hit it off and courted over lunch at such local establishments as La Rustica. They were eventually married by marriage commissioner Lorrie Williams, now a city councillor. Canada’s newsmakers have been rueing that day ever since. That’s because not only are Robertson and Cullen partners in life, they’re also wry observers and satirists of Canadian politics and current affairs. Feeling constrained by the commercial realities of private radio—“we were like a square peg in a round hole,” says Robertson —they made a pitch for a show at CBC Radio. They got a commitment for 13 episodes, but part way through their ¿rst run, the show was bumped to a weekly half hour every Saturday morning at 11:35 a.m. They were there for 10 years and produced and performed more than 400 episodes of Double Exposure, were nominated for and won numerous awards, including the ACTRA Radio Award for Best Comedy in 1990. They also wrote, produced and performed three annual New Year’s Eve comedy specials called A Swift Kick in the Year End for CBC Television. No subject was too close for their barbs. Aside from the usual political foibles and characters in Ottawa, Robertson could do a mean parody of CBC personalties Peter Mansbridge and Rex Murphy, while Cullen cultivated impressions of political commentator Chantal Hébert and
Comedy duo Bob Robertson and Linda Cullen have found themselves back where they started as a couple; they met in New Westminster and moved back last year.
national weather presenter Claire Martin. They also developed a live stage show that they toured across Canada with singer/songwriter Nancy White. They
even performed for one of their favourite targets, Brian Mulroney, at his farewell to Ottawa when he stepped down as Prime Minister in 1993. When their show at the public broadcaster ended in August, 1997, they signed on with CTV and the Comedy Network to produce a weekly half hour comedy show. That lasted three years and ¿lled their mantle with more accolades, including six nominations for Gemini awards. Their faces and menagerie of voices may no longer be weekly ¿xtures on radio and television, but Robertson and Cullen haven’t been quiet. They’ve each written books and they take their Double Exposure act to conferences and corporate events from coast to coast. They started a podcast and Robertson writes a satirical blog on their website www. doublexposureradio.com. They’re developing another project for the CBC. “We’re naturally creative people,” says Robertson. “Being entertainers and writers we know nobody gets a show for a lifetime. We work from project to project.” Last year they moved to New West, a condo at the Quay, and they’ve been immersing themselves in the local scene, which can sometimes be as colourful and bizarre as anything that transpires on Parliament Hill. “There’s a lot to work with here,” says Robertson. “We love this place and we’ve seen so much of it we can do jokes about the trains, Uptown vs. Downtown, and the bridal district. We think we should go to city council and ask them to hire us as their comedy historians.” They’ll get a chance to perform some of those jokes to a local audience as the featured act in The Showcase ¿nale to Lit Fest New West, which runs April 12-14 at Douglas College. They’ll be joined on stage by poets, dancers authors and musicians to wrap up the three-day celebration of the literary arts. For more information about Lit Fest, including the lineup of speakers and workshops, go to www.artscouncilnewwest. org. All events at Douglas Collage are free and open to the
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A gift for children The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology wants children to move more and sit less, essentially, so they won’t become fat. The group wants them to grow up healthy and last week released what it says are the ¿rst guidelines for the “early years.” Not surprisingly, they call for less screen time – TV, laptops, iPods and smart phones. No doubt, kids today spend a lot of time staring at such screens – watching videos and playing games, browsing and texting. But many are also very active – walking to and from school, playing hockey, soccer, baseball, lacrosse or rugby, taking part in track and ¿eld, martial arts or dance. They ride bikes, roller blade and skateboard. They stroll the streets with friends. Still, many are overweight. The main reason isn’t so much screen time as it is what they put into their bodies: sugar and fat. And it’s not just pizza and pop, hamburgers and fries, chips, donuts or cookies. So-called sport drinks can contain as much sugar as a slushee. Specialty coffees and hot chocolate are also loaded with calories, as is a bagel with cream cheese. We consume such products despite healthy eating programs devised and promoted by our provincial government, even though we know better. We do so out of convenience, and because many items that aren’t healthy taste good. So have a little, not a lot. Families are busy, but still have time to shop. So don’t buy a big bag of chips, or a Àat of pop, Buy more fruits and vegetables, whole grains and lean meats. Grow lettuce and berries out of pots on your back deck. Turn off the TV, the video game console, take away the iPods and cell phones, cook and eat together, as a family, even if only once or twice a week. All it takes is will. Consider it a gift – their health. —Black Press
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Unveiling of a new ‘crown jewel’ In a few weeks, New West’s new waterfront park will open. Lots of money’s been spent, and much has been made of what Westminster Pier Park means for the rejuvenation of the Downtown, and the city’s goal of rebuilding connections with the Fraser River. The park is to be a jewel in the Royal City’s crown. Will it live up to the buzz? I toured it last Friday, and one thing is for sure: It’s a great park, and will be a destination for both residents and folks unfortunate enough to live outside our seven square miles. During the park’s construction I’ve been like most people, on the parkade peering down at the project, poking my nose through the fence at the east end of the site. The park seemed small, and I wondered if it would disappoint— particularly since the original $25-million construction budget to transform the entire 600-metre long, 9.5-acre site had been scaled back to just the eastern 360 metres. But she’s a stunner. There’s a broad boardwalk of aged timber with more than a dozen benches,
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edged by a sturdy, steel railing. There are two small playgrounds, and a decent-sized lawn for a picnic in the sun, and for hosting events for as many as 1,000 people. The park’s centrepiece, Lytton Square, featuring massive timber trusses held aloft by posts 16 inches square, is truly “iconic,” and a great echo of the city market that once stood on the site. In all, the Pier Park ties in beautifully with the river, the site’s industrial past, and the emerging, new urban Downtown at its back. And there are some nice touches of whimsy and Àair, like the reversible loungers and pile-topper windsocks. The designers—PWL Partnership Landscape Architects, who have also done work at False Creek and SFU— have also honoured the city’s history, as
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shown with Lytton Square, but also with the archival photo images on the face of the terraced steps on the berms that help douse some of the train, truck noise and visual blight of Front Street. The most powerful heritage detail is the memory band that runs the length of the park. Edging the boardwalk, the weathered steel is cut with the names of people, places and groups central to the history of B.C.’s ¿rst capital, from Captain William Irving and the Salmonbellies, to Raymond Burr and The Columbian newspaper. Even Woodlands isn’t forgotten. When you visit the park next month, consider the views. At the west entrance, imagine half the Front Street parkade gone. The only ugly portion of storefronts is the part that will soon be rebuilt as part of Salient Group’s Trapp + Holbrook project. Right there is a convincing argument to dismantle half the putrid parkade tomorrow. Another vista is at the east end of the park, at the edge of the undeveloped portion, a stretch of asphalt the city calls “timber wharf.” There you stand
at the foot of three bridges—the Pattullo, SkyBridge and the 1904 rail bridge. It’s stunning, and a view few have seen in recent years. Looking downstream the Inn at the Quay seems to Àoat in air, and beyond is the entire span of the Alex Fraser Bridge. Then turn and look back at the Downtown. Across the festival lawn, Lytton Square dominates the scene. Almost the entire parkade vanishes, but for the attractive, curved nose at its east end. Beyond is the 1892 Met Hotel on Columbia Street. With the park about to open, I’m talking about the park’s bene¿ts and the charms. I said little about the roaring trains and trucks, and the fact access to this amazing park is brutal. Soon, we’ll receive the full accounting of project costs, and learn of any surprises. But next month is a chance to enjoy a fabulous new amenity for the city. When residents get down there, look to the river, then turn back toward the Downtown; I have a feeling the hunger to better link the two will only grow.
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All parties need to come to Pattullo table Re: ‘Perl’ of Pattullo wisdom, or pap? (Column, NewsLeader, March 30) A multi-modal bridge that gets more goods and people movement on to rails? Sounds fantastic! Unfortunately TransLink is simply producing road and transit plans based on what they’re mandated to do. Having spoken to many planners inside the organization, they understand the need for the mode shift Chris Bryan and Anthony Perl (and many other advocates in the community) have been urging, however it’s outside their scope. There are too many silos in our transportation and land planning TransLink hopes to have a new Pattullo processes. TransLink, Port Metro Bridge open for trafÀc in 2018. Vancouver, the Ministry of Highways, municipal governments As for more trains coming and the railways all operate through New Westminster, bring independently with differing them on! It would certainly be mandates and no requirement to better than the wall of trucks coordinate or cooperate. clogging our streets, and the issue We need a regional dialogue, has never been transiting trains but with teeth forcing all these shunting trains. organizations to the table, to discuss Again this is where the regional transportation in a post-carbon dialogue on land planning and future. residental, industrial and rail
layout is needed to create a livable community and vibrant economy for all. These two goals need not be mutually exclusive; it simply requires all parties, especially the federal government and railroads to come to the table for open and binding dialogue. Matthew Laird New Westminster
TAKING RESPONSIBILITY MEANS PAYING THE FINE Re: NDP leader Adrian Dix caught riding SkyTrain without a ticket Why did Dix only get a warning? Anyone else would have been ¿ned $173. I would like someone at TransLink to explain how they determine who gets a warning and who gets a ¿ne. Is it who you know? I believe that if you do the crime, you do the time. Dix says “I take responsibility, it was my mistake.” What responsibility is he talking about? Obviously, he talked his way out of getting a ¿ne. Yes, he got caught and the papers got wind of the story so he cannot deny it.
Taking responsibility would be for him to pay a ¿ne, not admitting he lost his ticket. I take transit about once every couple of years, and years ago I was ¿ned for not having a ticket. I rarely use transit as I drive everywhere and have monthly parking. What happened is that I heard the train and ran up the stairs and got in. As the train pulled into the next station, grasped in my hand was the change for the ticket which in my haste, I had forgotten to buy. As I got up to buy a ticket, two security people came on and asked to see my ticket. Two men stood and just stared at me without saying anything, it was a little creepy. Then after an interval, they wanted my driver’s license, told me to go and purchase a ticket. I was not comfortable leaving my license with them because they did not appear to be very professional and no one was around. Yes, I could easily have paid the ticket but I was concerned about their approach and can only imagine how they treat other people. I wanted TransLink to
know that I was not impressed with the conduct of their staff and thought perhaps some training was required. To me it was important enough of an issue that I took a half-day vacation to go to court to dispute this $40 ¿ne so that I could have my say in court. I soon realized that this was not the appropriate forum for making a statement as there was no one in authority attending. The judge of course believed me and only charged me a $10 administration fee. Yes, I have no problem paying a ¿ne as I was on the train without a ticket. Yes, I suppose I could have said that I bought a ticket but must have lost it but I am an honest person. Yuriko Kvenich Burnaby
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Executive bonuses at TransLink will fall under the scrutiny of an already-promised audit of the transportation authority, Premier Christy Clark said Tuesday. TransLink paid 22 executives $325,000 in incentive pay last year, under a system that has been in place since 2006. This year’s bonuses are still to be determined and paid out in the coming weeks to nine eligible executives and TransLink says it is reviewing whether the program should continue in future years. “I don’t think they should be getting bonuses,” Clark said at a stop in Surrey to highlight progress on transportation initiatives. “I don’t think that these executives should be getting them at a time when property taxpayers are under huge pressure all across the province,” she said. “We all need to buckle down and that includes people in the public sector as well.” The provincial government has vowed to conduct an audit to help ¿nd savings within TransLink and potentially avoid the need for further property tax increases or new short-term revenue sources requested by area mayors to cover transit expansion commitments. Clark said bonuses will also be examined. But the province scrutinized TransLink’s structure, including its executive pay and bonuses, less than three years ago and concluded few changes were needed. A review conducted by B.C. Comptroller General Cheryl Wenezenki-Yolland in the fall of 2009, under the orders of then-Transportation Minister Shirley Bond, found executive compensation at TransLink ranged from “reasonable to high, but not excessive.” Under the bonus program, TransLink CEO Ian Jarvis can earn up to 20 per cent more each year on top of his $325,000 base salary, based on prior year performance, and other executives at TransLink can earn up to 15 per cent more. The 2009 review recommended keeping the bonus pay system, but giving the Mayors Council ¿nal say on the payments. That was part of a series of legislative changes the report urged to give more oversight powers to the mayors – none of which were implemented by the province. TransLink did respond internally to one criticism in the report – that its 28 executives at that time across all subsidiaries was too much – and has since made cuts in the senior ranks. Jarvis said TransLink has a “rigorous” process to award incentive bonuses. “Each individual’s performance is tied to corporate goals, including budget management, cost ef¿ciency and customer satisfaction,” he said. “If these goals are not achieved, no incentive is paid.” Mayors Council chair Richard Walton said he doesn’t support executive bonuses in government agencies. “It’s a political mine¿eld and hardly worth the trouble,” he said. Walton said there’s been “a huge amount of anger and indignation” from the public directed at TransLink over the need to raise more money for transit expansion. He said people should remember that the province ultimately controls TransLink through its enabling legislation.
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SFU Philosopher’s Cafe: Jason Carreiro, a PhD student at SFU’s faculty of Education, moderates a discussion on the role of literature in society. Does art necessarily have to reflect society, or shall we enjoy art for art’s sake? Is reading fiction important? Everyone welcome. Registration and experience not required. Admission is free. When: Wednesday, April 11, 7 p.m. Where: Nature’s Garden Organic Deli, 8968 University High Street. Info: 778-7825215 or www.philosopherscafe.net.
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Dennis Chang Manouce Quartet: Denis and his group are back and are excited to play at the Shadbolt Centre. Come and listen to his unique style of music. When: Friday, April 13, 8-10 p.m. Where: Studio Theatre, Shadbolt Centre, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Tickets: $32. Info and tickets: www. shadboltcentre.com or 604-2053000.
Paper Tole: Come out and learn the art of creating three dimensional pictures by cutting, shaping and gluing paper. The group welcomes new members. When: Mondays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: Confederation Seniors Centre, 4585 Albert St., Burnaby. Info: 604-297-4816.
Naramata on the River: This is a chance for guests to meet winemakers at Naramata on the River, and also have the opportunity to bid on a silent auction of exclusive wines, Canadian artwork and other unique packages. There will be live music and entertainment throughout the evening provided by Sarah Kennedy jazz trio and singer/songwriter Gillian Hobbs. When: Tuesday, April 24, 6:30 to 9 p.m. Where: River Market, 810 Quayside Dr., New Westminster. Tickets: $80. Info and tickets: firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-521-7887.
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 $5 donation. Info: http://tinyurl. com/6uy9h4h.
Plus-Size Swimming: Join a small group of plus-size women who rent a Burnaby public pool on Saturday mornings to paddle around, swim lengths, float and relax in private. Info: Gertie, 604737-7830 or Lynne,604-526-9488.
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Burnaby International Folk Dancers: Learn folk dances from around the world in a friendly club environment. New dances taught every night, all levels welcome, no partner needed.
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Burnaby Historical Society: Guests speakers. Visitors welcome. When: Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Where: Carousel Building, Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer lake Ave. Info: 604-297-4565.
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Main Course New Westminister and District BBQ Spice rubbed Chicken Breast Concert Band: Welcomes new Free run all natural grain fed, members (10-99 years) wanting House made BBQ glaze, roast corn tomato salsa, to learn to play a musical Yukon gold mashed potato BC Sockeye Salmon instrument (no strings) as Grilled on our alder wood barbecue well as players of all levels. Charred asparagus, lemon risotto It has three levels of players: New York Steak beginners, intermediate and 8oz char grilled, roasted cipollini onion demi seniors. When: Monday and Oyster mushrooms, steamed baby nugget potato )NSIDER$OUBLE5PPDF !Thursday evenings. Where: Dessert Richard McBride School gym, New Westminster. Info: www. Hot Fudge Sundae Vanilla bean ice cream, chocolate brownie, nwdband.com or Christine, 604walnut praline 526-8996. Passion Fruit Green Tea CrĂ¨me Brule House made biscotti
British Columbia Boys Choir: The 100-member choir is now a resident company at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Open to boys aged 7 to 24 with five choirs in Burnaby, Vancouver, North Shore and Nanaimo. Register now â€“ no audition required for town choirs. When: Wednesday nights. Where: Shadbolt Centre, Burnaby. Info: www.bcboyschoir. org or 1-888-909-8282.
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SPORTS WHEEL FUN Team BC ball carrier Ian Chan tries to get around a Quebec defender in the Àrst quarter of their match at the 13th annual Vancouver Invitational wheelchair rugby tournament, Saturday at the Bonsor Rec Centre. MARIO BARTEL NEWSLEADER
Salmonbellies sign sniper 2012 Board of Directors election As a Vancity member you are also an owner and make an impact in setting our direction by voting for the Board of Directors between Tuesday, April 3 to Friday, April 27, 2012. Vancity is the largest credit union in Canada with over $16.1 billion in assets. So running a ﬁnancial co-operative of this size takes special skills. Learn about each of the candidates on vancity.com
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The New Westminster Salmonbellies have snagged a free agent sniper just days after the Western Lacrosse Association gave him his freedom. The Salmonbellies signed Tom Johnson, who was taken ¿rst overall in the 2007 WLA entry draft by the Langley Thunder. He was traded to Burnaby and played a season and a half for the Lakers. He has not played in the WLA for the past two seasons and had been on the club’s injured reserve or holdout list. Up until 2010, a player on those lists who didn’t play in any other Canadian box lacrosse league could become a free agent. But after the 2010 season, the transfer rules changed so rights of players on those lists would remain with the team that had them. But on March 17, WLA commissioner Casey Cook ruled Johnson could become a free agent because when he sat out the 2010 season it was
under the old rule allowing the Salmonbellies to sign him. “We’re very excited to get him into Salmonbellies’ colours,” said New Westminster president and general manager Dan Richardson in a press release. “We have kept an eye on him since his junior days in Delta and think he will make a great addition to our left side. His veteran leadership and proven scoring touch in the WLA and NLL will be a timely addition to our club.” The Salmonbellies recently lost the service of lefty Jordan Hall, who tore his anterior cruciate ligament in his knee while playing for the Rochester Knighthawks of the National Lacrosse League and will miss the entire 2012 WLA season. The 6-foot-2, 205-pound Johnson is currently playing for the Edmonton Rush in the NLL scoring 22 points in 10 games.
Clan women win three The Simon Fraser University women’s softball squad ran its win streak to seven games with three weekend wins in a threeteam tournament at SFU. On Saturday, the Clan began
the weekend by downing the University of Great Falls (Mont.) Argonauts 7-1 at Beedie Field. But a game against the University of B.C. Thunderbirds had to be postponed because of rain.
On Sunday, SFU defeated the Argonauts 11-1, and then in the afternoon ¿rst baseman Kelsey Haberl of Burnaby had an RBI double in the ¿rst inning as the Clan beat up on UBC 8-0.
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Ringette on the national stage in Burnaby Burnaby native Scigliano ‘assists’ in Thunder’s championship charge Grant Granger email@example.com
It’s quite a way for Julia Scigliano to celebrate 20 years of playing ringette. She ¿rst laced up her skates to play the sport when she was seven years old. Next week Scigliano will tie the knots on her boots to play in the National Ringette League championships in her hometown of Burnaby. “I loved it SCIGLIANO right away,” says Sciligano during a break from her longshore duties operating a crane on the Vancouver waterfront. “At ¿rst it was I met a LAURAL-LEIGH HOLLIDAY/NATIONAL RINGETTE LEAGUE Lower Mainland Ringette League Thunder’s Salia Kyhala, who led the National Ringette League in scoring this season, goes up against defending champion Edmonton whole bunch of new friends, and I got to go play with my new friends. WAM in November. But it’s grown into so much more. a good team,” says Scigliano, Thunder. She not only led the team Although she also plays hockey, and then go home and sleep, and do I love the fastness of the game and a graduate of Alpha secondary in scoring but the whole league Scigliano works hard at making it all over again.” the competitiveness.” and a former student at Aubrey notching 69 goals and 120 points time for ringette. Scigliano says the league has For the last six years, Scigliano elementary. “I’ve never won the in 27 games. Her Finnish friend, “I do like both games. Ringette is helped to the sport to bloom. has been playing for the Lower nationals, and that’s obviously a 26-year-old defender Heidi Petrell, where my heart is. To me it’s more “Even in the last six years I’ve Mainland Ringette League Thunder. goal of mine and my teammates. took care of the other end of the competitive, it’s faster. It’s more seen the growth. There’s more They play and practise all over A lot of us who have been playing ice. In addition, Jennifer Wake¿eld mental, more teamwork,” says teams, and we’re actually getting Greater Vancouver, from Langley for a long time have been striving of Cambridge, Ont., who had been Scigliano. “Hockey to me at the a following, we’re getting more to Port Coquitlam to Burnaby and to get there. We have a really good playing with her hometown Turbos, level I would be playing at would people out to our games, some of much more. They even played one team, and we’re aiming for the gold scored 28 goals and 61 points in 17 not be the same as ringette.” our games are webcast,” she says. game in Kelowna because one of medal.” games after joining LMRL. She’s fortunate she can easily “It can get bigger.” the team’s Scigliano certainly tailor her work schedule so she The Thunder open the Ice rings p.m. players is did her part too. The can play. Between her job, her tournament on Tuesday with games Lower Mainland Ringette League Thursday, April 12 from the 5-foot-7 forward workouts, ringette and hockey, against the Ottawa Ice, 1:15 p.m., Thunder schedule in the national Montreal Mission, 8-Rinks, 1:30 Okanagan. usually channels she’s going non-stop. and Calgary Rath, 7:15 p.m., at Bill championship’s elite division: p.m. For the last her inner-Henrik “It’s better than sitting at a desk Copeland Sports Centre. Tuesday, April 10 Winnipeg Prairie Fire, Copeland, few years Sedin by setting up all day,” she says. “It makes for a Play will also be going on all Ottawa Ice, Bill Copeland Sports 5:45 p.m. the Thunder her teammates, as pretty hectic day sometimes. Work week in the under-19 and under-16 Centre, 1:15 p.m. Friday, April 13 have been evidenced by her six all day and then get off to Langley categories at Copeland, 8-Rinks and Calgary Rath, Copeland, 7:15 Cambridge (Ont.) Turbos, 8-Rinks, unable to goals and 39 assists. and Surrey where we have practice Moody Park in New Westminster. p.m. 10 a.m. make the “I like Wednesday, April 11 Saturday, April 14 playoffs. creating stuff, Richmond Hill (Ont.) Lightning, Championship Ànal, Copeland, But this year and I see the 8-Rinks rink 1, noon 12:45 p.m. they ¿nished ice well. I like Manitoba Jets, Copeland, 5:45 second in setting up my I make mortgages easy with expert advice where and when you need it. the Western teammates. Conference to Winnipeg Prairie The Thunder were boosted by Sometimes I get heckled Fire, and easily made it into the two Finnish and one cross-country by my teammates because tournament. On top of that, she gets imports this season. I should be shooting more. to strut her stuff on the ice in front After playing for the Saskatoon We’ve got a lot of good goal of family and friends all week. Wild the last couple of season, scorers, and if they’re open “We’re real excited to have Salia Kyhala, 29, who hails from I like to get them the ring,” it here at home, especially with Tuusula, Finland, came to the says Scigliano.
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Showdown at Swangard Canada will face Georgia in an afternoon international exhibition rugby match at Swangard Stadium on Saturday, June 23. It will be the ¿nal match of a three-game series the Canadians will play with the other matches against the United States and Italy being played in Ontario. The series will also be the ¿rst for the national men’s team since they appeared in the World Cup in New Zealand last fall. The last time Canada met Georgia was during a European
tour in 2010 when the Georgians won 22-15 in Tbilisi. “It is a great opportunity for the fans to see World Cup stars,” said national men’s program manager and Canadian rugby legend Gareth Rees in a press release announcing the battle in Burnaby. “Most of these players train in B.C. and we always look forward to the opportunity to play on home soil. Burnaby has hosted a lot of important matches in Canadian rugby history and we are glad to be back.”
An announcement on how to buy tickets has not been released. For more information go to www. rugbycanada.ca. • In Premier League play, the Burnaby Lake Rugby Club fell to the team at the top of the table, James Bay 28-13. In women’s premier league play, United Rugby Club, based at New Westminster’s Hume Park, downed Bayside RFC 27-17 while ¿rst-place Velox Valkeryies of Victoria trampled last-place SFU 38-0.
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Seniors peer counselling – Free and confidential peer counselling to seniors facing stress, anxiety, loneliness and other life challenges. Just having someone to talk to can make a world of difference. Call Burnaby Seniors Outreach Services Society, 604-291-2258. A faith-based mood disorders support group for people with depression, anxiety and bipolar disorders meets at Brentwood Park Alliance Church, 1410 Delta Ave. “Living Room” meetings run the second and fourth Fridays of each month from noon to 2 p.m. A light lunch will be provided. Info: Marja at 604-291-6254.
C o d e p e n d e n t s A n o ny m o u s : Freedom Group is a Twelve Step program for men and women who want healthier, more functional relationships with themselves and others. When: Mondays, 7:30 p.m. Where: Royal Columbian Hospital, Neil Russel Room, third floor, Columbia Tower, New Westminster. Info: Sue, 604-580-8889 or 604-5155585.
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and child drop-in Mondays through Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for parents with children aged 0-5 years. Meet other parents, and learn about community events, etc. Info, Kelly Gardner at 604-299-5112. Burnaby Family Place is at 410 Clare Ave. The Burnaby Multicultural Society (6255 Nelson Ave.) provides a variety of services for newcomers and people in need due to language barriers or lack of information with community resources. Our services include English Language Services for Adult (ELSA), especially for new immigrants or people still holding permanent resident status. Info: 604-431-4131 ext. 27 or 29.
Burnaby Seniors Outreach Services Society offers the free support of trained counsellors to seniors who are finding difficulty in facing the challenges of aging, deteriorating health, depression and abuse amongst other stresses. Office open during the week 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Info: 604-291-2258. Where: 106-2101 Holdom Ave.
The Burnaby South Stroke Recovery Club meets every second and fourth Friday of the month from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Edmonds Community Centre, 7282 Kingsway, Burnaby. The group offers speech therapy, exercise sessions, caregiver support and social activities. For info, call 604-525-1671. Dementia Helpline - Experiencing memory difficulties? Having trouble making decisions? Diagnosed or in the process of being diagnosed with Mild Cognitive Impairment or one of the different forms of dementia? You are not alone. Consider attending an Early Stage Alzheimer Support Group to learn about living with dementia. The group meets the first and third Thursday of each month in Burnaby. Info, the Dementia Helpline at 604298-0780 or 604-298-0711.
‘Living Room’ is a faith-based MDA support group for people with mood disorders, their families & friends. Meets first & third Tuesdays, 8765 Government St., New West. Info, Mark at 604-939-9346 or Graeme 604444-1228.
East Burnaby Family Place offers a parent & child drop-in Tuesdays & Fridays, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., then again from 3:15-5:15 p.m. Come and meet others in a supportive, friendly environment while children aged 0-5 explore large and small motor skill toys, etc. Info, Andrea at 604-4441090 or visit www.ebfp.ca.
BCSS Care and Share Family Support Night: This group helps friends and family members of people who are living with a serious mental illness cope with the challenges of being a caregiver. Meetings are at Burnaby General Hospital (3935 Kincaid Street). Info, Dave at 604-523-1072.
Nar-Anon: Families and friends of people with drug addiction problems are welcome to attend meetings which offer 12-Step Programs of understanding, friendship and coping strategies. Fridays, 7:30 pm, at South Burnaby United Church (7591 Gray Ave.). Info, 604-988-8844 or www.members.shaw.ca/naranon
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Premier Christy Clark visited a North Vancouver bulk shipping terminal Monday to announce $700 million in new highway upgrades to develop B.C.’s Paci¿c Gateway program. The announcement didn’t include details of new highway upgrades, beyond current projects such as the Port Mann-Highway 1 expansion and the South Fraser Perimeter Road, a truck route to port facilities in South Delta. A news release refers to further Highway 1 improvements between Kamloops and the Alberta border. Speci¿c provincial project announcements are promised in the weeks to come. Instead the premier’s event focused on private sector investments from the host company Neptune Terminals and others, which are gearing up to meet demand from Asian customers. “Neptune Terminals’ strategic investments have resulted in record terminal exports of potash and steelmaking coal, a 20-per-cent increase in jobs at our terminals, and signi¿cant additional growth to come as we complete our expansions,” said Neptune president James Belsheim. Teck Resources CEO Don Lindsay also took part in the event, reviewing
the mining company’s $1 billion investment over the last two years to expand production of metallurgical coal, copper and zinc. Jock Findlayson of the Business Council of B.C. said the province’s exports to China grew by 27 per cent in 2011 alone, and shipments of coal, minerals and forest products to Asia are expected to double by 2020. NDP transportation critic Harry Baines dismissed the announcement as the latest media event staged by Clark to promote her jobs plan. “There are no speci¿c details where this money is going to go,” Bains said of the provincial contribution. “It’s more about a photo op than getting their hands dirty to have a real job plan for British Columbians.” Bains said $700 million over ¿ve years is $140 million a year. At $5 million per kilometre, that amounts to 28 km of new or expanded per year, he said. The B.C. government’s February budget says the province’s total contribution to the South Fraser Perimeter Road will be $1.06 billion when it is complete in the summer of 2014. The Port Mann-Highway 1 expansion is budgeted for completion by the winter of 2013, with a total cost of more than $3.3 billion. That is to be paid down through
Rock tour for youth jobs The B.C. government is rolling out a rock-themed road show to encourage young people to ¿nd training and work. The Jobfest tour has all the trappings of a concert tour, including t-shirts, souvenir drumsticks and guitar picks, and two inÀatable tents that look like giant ampli¿ers. Stops in 50 B.C. communities will include a rock band, local performers and speakers, with the tents serving as mobile career resource centres. Job resources that are part of the tour include iPad apps that guide users through a four-stage questionnaire to
narrow down their career choices, and computers to link users to a network of websites for detailed information. The tour of¿cially launches in Abbotsford on April 18. From there it goes to a variety of cities all over the province, including Prince George, Dawson Creek, Prince Rupert, Whistler, Squamish, Vancouver, Salmon Arm, Kelowna, Vernon, Surrey, Kamloops, Merritt, Chilliwack, Victoria, Duncan, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, CourtenayComox, Campbell River and Powell River.
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Beautifully decorated 2 bdrm 2 bath, 1157 sq ft Garden Suite w/ gorgeous River view in Fraserview close to parks, shopping, recreation and transit. This updated suite features laminate floors, energy efficient gas fireplace with designer mantel, in-floor heating throughout, insuite laundry, custom window coverings, oak kitchen w/ ceramic tile floors, large closets, open plan, large room sizes, new carpets and 4 piece ensuite in master bdrm. Building is well maintained and managed, rainscreened, 3 year old roof and refurbished hallways. Adult orientated 19+, pets allowed and no rentals.
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anesthesia care in this province.” Interior Health president and CEO Dr. Robert Halpenny, speaking on behalf of all health authorities, said the injunction was necessary because urgent and emergency surgeries could have been compromised. He said anesthesiologists created confusion by suggesting they could do all needed procedures, but after regular hours, threatening to delay urgent and emergency procedures that normally get priority at those times. The health authorities have also warned anesthesiologists that they can be found in breach of their contracts if they withdraw service and they could be sued for any extra costs incurred by the health care system. Health authorities sent out 3,237 letters to patients last week warning their surgeries may be rescheduled, with 1,105 patients in Fraser Health receiving the advisory. Patients most likely to be affected by any future job action are ones awaiting non-urgent procedures such as hip or knee replacements and cataract surgeries. All emergency and urgent surgery, including urgent joint replacements and cardiac or cancer-related surgeries, will not be affected. The BCAS said its planned slowdown would be comparable to staf¿ng levels health authorities deal with at Christmas holidays. Anesthesiologists are trying to pressure the province to allow their society to bargain separately, rather than under the umbrella of the B.C. Medical Association, which they say does not represent their interests. Exclusive Offer Available at:
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Spoken Word Toastmasters Club: Develop public speaking and leadership skills through practical experience in a mutually supportive positive learning environment. All are welcome to this interdenominational Christian Toastmasters Club. When: Thursdays, 7 to 8:45 p.m. Where: 7175 Royal Oak Avenue (near SkyTrain) and Tommy Douglas Library (on alternate weeks). Info: Sue, 604-298-6693.
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Burnaby International Folk Dancers: Learn folk dances from around the world in a friendly club environment. New dances taught every night; all levels welcome, no partner needed. When: Every Tuesday, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Where: Charles Rummel Centre, 3630 Lozells, Burnaby. Cost: $4 drop-in, first night free. Info: 604436-9475.
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ages and cultures to make new friends. When: Meets the second Wednesday of each month. Info: Lenore, 604-294-6913.
organizations wishing to affiliate, or individuals wishing to become members, please contact Ernie Bayer at 604-576-9734. Info: www.coscobc.ca.
Burnaby Historical Society meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Burnaby Village Museum. Visitors and new members are always welcome. Where: 6501 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby.
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.
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Hungerford heading to UniverCity on Burnaby Mountain
Altitude showcases great views Hungerford Properties is hitting new heights with their latest development, Altitude. Located in UniverCity at Simon Fraser University on Burnaby Mountain, the two high-rise towers will give buyers 360-degree views of Burrard Inlet, Indian Arm, the North Shore mountains and downtown Vancouver. “This is the last best view location on Burnaby Mountain,” says Jason Dolker, director of sales, marketing and service for Hungerford. The location is a draw for buyers to its proximity to everything without being right in the middle of it. “It’s a retreat from the city yet still connected,” Dolker says. “You get the
best of both worlds ... Nobody has our views ... we’re 1,300 feet above sea level. Nothing can compare.” Buyers looking for a greener lifestyle will find their perfect home at Altitude, as it will be part of one of the most sustainable communities in the Lower Mainland. Surrounded by 1,400 acres of forest, the building is designed to be about 45 per cent more efficient than traditional buildings and includes a three-bin kitchen recycling centre and a hydronic hot water heating system, among other energy-efficient features. For more information, visit www. hungerfordproperties.com/altitude or call 604-456-8883.
efficient ... it’s very livable.” Udzenija says that livability is one of the most important things to Concord, and this shows in every home they build. With shared amenities such as an entertainment kitchen, formal dining room, karaoke room, an indoor driving range and an outdoor putting green, Concord has spared no expense on keeping their residents happy and healthy. The fitness facility is particularly impressive, with a stateof-the-art cardio gym that is outfitted with the latest in Italian Kinesis fitness
equipment. “Our amenities set us apart,” says Udzenija. “No other development at this particular time has such an expansive amenities set.” The Met is opening for previews this week, but there has already been a lot of interest in the market. “We’ve been very excited about this for a long time,” Udzenija says. The grand opening will take place April 21. Home start at $279,900. For more information, visit www.themetburnaby. com or call 604-899-8800.
‘It’s all about the location’
Concord Paciﬁc continues to impress with The Met by Kerry Vital
With the opening of their newest high-rise development, The Met in Burnaby, Concord Pacific is once again proving why they are an integral part of the Metro Vancouver real estate business. “It’s all about the location,” says Concord Pacific’s Project Marketing Manager Peter Udzenija. “There are parks everywhere, we’re kitty-corner to Metrotown and just a block and a half from SkyTrain. It’s comfortably close.” The condominium suites are spacious and come in a variety of oneand two-bedroom floorplans. There are some three-bedroom suites available as well on the upper floors. With 8’8’’ ceilings and open balconies or terraces in most homes that are perfect for enjoying your beautiful view, you will never feel cramped in your new space. Wideplank engineered hardwood flooring throughout the main living areas and plush carpeting in the bedrooms is standard, and both lend a touch of elegance to the home. The kitchens are full of thoughtful little details, such as a waste recycling bin and sliding basket under the kitchen sink, soft-close hardware on all the cabinets and a modern white marble tile backsplash that is perfectly complemented by wood veneer cabinetry with open glass display shelving and under-cabinet
We have everything that people want,” says Concord Paciﬁc Project Marketing Manager Peter Udzenija. “It’s very livable.”
lighting. Depending on your plan, your kitchen will be lit by pot or track lighting, and the engineered stone countertop is almost too beautiful to mar by preparing food on it. The Miele appliances are a chef ’s dream, while the polished chrome Grohe faucet is yet another beautiful detail. The luxury extends to the bathrooms, which include engineered quartz stone countertops, a custom medicine cabinet with a mirror, shelves and built-in lighting, and white marble tile flooring that matches the tub/shower surround. Homeowners are given the option to have their home automated with Control4 technology or include air conditioning in their suite. “We have everything that people want,” Udzenija says. “Because of the shape of the building our plans are very
The expansive lobby of The Met, top, will include a lounge area for residents. Situated in the middle of parkland, above, it is easy for homeowners to feel a part of nature while still being close to every amenity they could possibly need, from the Metropolis at Metrotown shopping centre, left, to a convenient SkyTrain station.
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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
Delta (Nordel) company is seeking applicants for a Full Time Manager for a Commercial Fueling Station with Convenience Store. Experience in managing staff is a benefit. Applicant should show leadership qualities, be able to work with numbers, have good customer service skills, be able to follow direction from a Boss & implement required ideas & standards for this site. Ordering store stock. Should have own transportation for work. As well, be able to provide references with your resume. Please send resumes by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
for Landscaping Work! Competitive, Energetic, Honesty a MUST!
PropertyStarsJobs.Com CARRIERS NEEDED YOUTH and ADULTS 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.
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
Community Support Worker & Home Sharing Opportunities Community Support Worker Required for supporting adults with physical and mental disabilities. CPR/First aid and valid driver’s license. Competitive wages (union rates and benefits) Must be available weekends and some over nights (Full time overnight position available). Send resumes to: Younghusband Resources Ltd PO Box 21116 Maple Ridge Square RPO Maple Ridge, BC V2X 1P7 Fax - 604-466-1207 Email: email@example.com www.younghusbandresources.com
Home Sharing - Do you want the best of both worlds? Work from home while your family opens their hearts and home to an adult with disabilities. For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.bc.ca
109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
www.bcclassiﬁed.com NEWTON, Arlene (nee Wilson) born June 5th, 1930 in Toronto, passed away peacefully on March 31st, 2012 in Port Moody. Predeceased by her husband, Robert (Bob) 1994. She will be greatly missed by her brother Barry (wife Linda), daughter Tammy and all her many friends from here and abroad. We were all so fortunate to have been in her company and shall treasure these moments forever. Wherever she went, there was always fun and laughter. Service will be held on Sun., April 29th @ 1:00 pm in the First Memorial Burkeview Chapel, 1340 Dominion Ave., Port Coquitlam, B.C., 604-944-4218. Flowers welcome, or in lieu, a donation to the Canadian Wildlife Federation would be appreciated. Celebration of life to follow immediately after, at Legion #133 - 2675 Shaunessy St. Port Coquitlam.
COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS 21
12 Week Community Weight Loss Challenge Support Group. Call Nick @ 604-563-4348 or visit: http://nicksmalley.mywlc.com Kerrisdale Antiques Fair. April 14&15,10-5pm. Kerrisdale Arena 5670 East Blvd, Vanc. Adm $7.
109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
SERVICE MANAGER Peterbilt Pacific Inc. Abbotsford is accepting resumes for a Service Manager. Requirements are: BCTQ, previous management or supervisory experience, excellent communication & customer skills, industry & job knowledge. Apply by resume only to: Peterbilt Paciﬁc Inc. 1001 Coutts Way, Abbotsford B.C. V2S 7M2.
DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING DRIVERS WANTED:
Terrific career opportunity outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects. No Experience Needed!! Extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 wks. vacation & beneﬁts pkg. Skills Needed - Ability to travel 3 months at a time Valid License with air brake endorsement. High School Diploma or GED. Apply at www.sperryrail.com under careers, keyword Driver DO NOT FILL IN CITY or STATE
DRIVER WITH CLASS 1 + AIR WANTED To conduct deliveries for international lubricants co. in Vancouver area, Seattle-Tacoma, Prince George, Okanagan & Edmonton. Pay $20/hour, mileage, bonus, proﬁt-sharing & full beneﬁts. Apply with resume by emailing custservpaciﬁc@fuchs.com or faxing to 604-888-1145
WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com
WOULD Dr. Edward Chan that gave our American born mother an innoculation & she ended up in an ambulance ph. B. Cope 604-703-5786.
ADVENTURES Salmon, Halibut, Rock Fish
Packages avail. Early Bird Specials. 1-877-282-FISH (3474)
Advertising Sales Consultant
F/T ASSISTANT MANAGER (Burnaby) Shilla Tours & Travel Ltd. 3-5 yrs exp. College grad. Eng/Korean is beneficial $21.50/H Fax: 604-516-0328
MOVIE EXTRAS ! WWW.CASTINGROOM.COM
The Langley Times, a twice-weekly award-winning newspaper has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time sales person. The successful candidate will have a university or college education or two years of sales experience – preferably in the advertising or retail industry. The ability to build relationships with clients and offer superior customer service is a must. The winning candidate will be a team player and will also be called upon to grow the account list with an aggressive cold calling mandate. The ability to work in a an extremely fast paced environment with a positive attitude is a must. We offer a great working environment with a competitive base salary and commission plan coupled with a strong beneﬁt package. Black Press has over 170 community newspapers across Canada and the United States and for the proven candidate the opportunities are endless. Please submit your resume with a cover letter by Friday, April 20, 2012 to: Dwayne Weidendorf The Langley Times, #102-20258 Fraser Highway, Langley, B.C. V3A 4R3 or email to email@example.com No phone calls please.
Division of Black Press
Families, Kids, Tots & Teens!! Register Now! Busy Film Season
All Ages, All Ethnicities.
START NOW!!! 12 F/T CSR reps needed Up to $20/hr, weekly pay
Must be outgoing Call Erica
FASHION SALES PEOPLE Part-Time Position, 1-2 weekdays, approx. 5 hours per day. Ideal for semi retired sales people. No evenings or weekends. If you enjoy fashion sales and working with seniors, this position is for you. Requirements: clothing sales exp. & own transportation. Position is for immediate start.
Please fax resumes to: 604-528-8084 or email Cocosclothestoyou@shaw.ca Only those with these qualiﬁcations will be considered.
Phone: 778-340-4002 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
A30 NewsLeader Friday, April 6, 2012 EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 163
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 287
Rick’s Bobcat Service. Leveling, Back filling, Trucking reas. rates.778-355-2978, 604-290-2978
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
HOME IMPROVEMENTS Carpentry, painting, drywall, tiles Quality work - reasonable price Martin 604-521-8715
MLG ENTERPRISES All Aspects Landscaping & Garden Solutions
Be part of our exciting, worldclass softball tournament, which takes place from June 30 - July 9 in Surrey, BC. We are looking for volunteers in areas such as: scorekeeping, security & parking, transportation, batgirls, tickets & gates, and more! We ask that each volunteer work a minimum of 20 hours. In exchange for your time, each volunteer will receive: • FREE ADMISSION to all playing venues • 1 complimentary item of event apparel • 1 complimentary meal per volunteer shift worked!
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
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.Jim’s Mowing Spring Services Same day services
GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com
(604)671-2746 Free Estimates
NO JOB too small, reas. rate. Machining to Fabricating, Die work. (604)568-1854
ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020
1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) RemoveYourRecord.com
AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance
From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES CLEANING SERVICES
HOUSE OR OFFICE CLEANING $10/hr. Reliable Service 778-858-0219 or 604-600-9824
CONCRETE & PLACING
DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Seniors disc. Friendly, family bus., 40+ yrs. 604-240-3408/604-299-7125
PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 32 Years Exp. Free Estimates.
283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627
SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240
* Electrical * Plumbing * Heating * Painting * Carpentry * Tile Work * Laminate & Hardwood Flooring Exc. Rates, Senior Disc. Work guar. Since 1986. Ken 604-418-7168 ADDITIONS, Renovations & New Construction. Concrete Forming & Framing Specialist. 604.218.3064
ELECTRICIAN. Licensed. Local. Low cost. Big/small jobs. Renov. & panel change expert. 604-374-0062 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
PRESSURE WASHING POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING
SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS AT NORTHWEST ROOFING
www.caliberwest contracting.com 604.764.9594 WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com
CANE CORSO MASTIFF, shots, dewormed, tails cropped, vet ✓ $1,000. Call 604-826-7634.
GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters. $80. 604-240-5362
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
New and Re-Roof Specialist Residential & Commercial. Shakes, Shingles and Duroid. 25 year of experience. Call for your FREE estimate.
Jas 778-896-4065 Bell 604-339-2765
Cocker spaniel pups – purebred, no papers 1st shots, dewormed, ready to go now. $600. Call 604-888-0832 Jack Russell pups, cute, short, stocky, smooth coat, tail doc, deworm, 1st shot. $550. 604-798-9233 LAB PUPPIES, chocolate & black healthy, family raised. Parents on site. $625. Vet ✔, 1st shots 604755-1364 email@example.com 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 PUGS, fawn, 2 male, 2 female. family raised, vet chk’d, shots. $500. (604)796-2727/799-2911
Rooﬁng Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank.
Rottweiler Pups- PUREBRED, tails, dewclaws, shots, vet checked Health guarantee. Ready April 6th $650. to $1,000, 604 460 0804.
6630 Telford Ave.
WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-657-9422
ABBOTSFORD ABBOTSFORD CONDO FOR SALE BY OWNER
The Stonecroft 2350 Westerly Street Bright 1050sf. 2 Bdrm. 2 Bath, Top Floor, South East Corner. Exc. Cond. 2 Secure U/Ground Prkg. Spaces, Gas F/P, in-suite lndry. Residential Manager On Site. $199,000.
660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
** 6960 ELWELL ST ** Near HighGate Mall Quiet, Spacious 1 Bdrm Suites.
Newly reno’d with balcony, prkg & storage unit. Incl heat & h/water.
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL Always! deliver Top soil, bark mulch, sand & gravel. 7days/wk. Simon 604-230-0627 will spread
On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!
Please call 778-994-2334
• Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!
1/2 mo. Rent FREE! Bright, large 1 bedroom for rent in a newly reno’d building. Large balcony, freshly painted with hardwood floors. 2 Min walk to Highgate Mall & all major transit.
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly
But Dead Bodies!!
Buying, Renting, Selling?
★ Disposal ★ Renovations Debris ★ Construction ★ Drywall Pickup ★ Demolition ★ 7 days/week ★ Free Estimates ★
“ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582
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!
BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies. 2 females remaining Vet checked with first shots and ready for new homes. $950. 778-241-5504. Langley
CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866
Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988
AFFORDABLE INT/EXT painting. 30 yrs exp. Refs. Free est. Keith 604-433-2279 or 604-777-1223
Re-roofing, Repair & New Roof Specialists. Work Guar. WCB.10% Senior’s. Disc. Jag 778-892-1530
★ ★CALL NOW★ ★ LOW COST RUBBISH REMOVAL
Making Your Renovation Dreams Come True... Kitchens - Bathrooms New Additions - Flooring Painting - Decks Windows / Doors Stonework - Siding & More Free Estimates * BBB * WCB * Insured
FRANKS Drywall *Boarding*Taping *Spraying no job too sm. Seniors rts Free ests. 604-939-7029, 809-1945
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.
• Tree & Stump Removal • Certiﬁed Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~
.Enterprise Plumbing, Heaitng, Gasfitting
AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.
Call: Rick (604) 202-5184
3 Bedroom Townhouse between $34,800 & $43,200
bradsjunkremoval.com 329 PAINTING & DECORATING
MAPLE PLACE TOWERS Tree removal done RIGHT!
❞A ALL RESIDENTIAL❞
2 Bedroom Townhouse between $30,000 & $37,200
A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, reroofing. Dhillon 604-782-1936.
Metro Vancouver Housing Co-operation.
www.treeworksonline.ca firstname.lastname@example.org 10% OFF with this AD
ABBA MOVERS & DEL. Res/com 1-4 ton truck, 1 man $35/hr, 2 men from $45. Honest, bsmt clean up. 25 yrs of experience.604-506-7576
Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET
Efficient, Reliable, Friendly, Bonded Excellent References with 18 yrs of experience. Call Ivet: 778-235-4070
MOVING & STORAGE
2 Bedroom Apartment between $22,800 & $31,800
For further info call 604-451-6075 to view
308 MACHINING & METAL WORK
1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.
DETAILED EUROPEAN CLEANING.
Retaining Walls New Lawns Plant Installation Complete landscape installation services.
604 - 961 - 8595
$36/HOUR. Local lic’d Plumber. Big & small jobs. Plumbing, heating, plugged drains, call (778)549-2234
If your income is lower than these ranges call BC Housing 604-433-2218
Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $
Call Ian 604-724-6373
10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005
D Economical Lawn Mowing D Complete Grounds Maint D Pruning & Shaping D Aeration & Power Raking D Fully Insured
Subsidies available based on gross houseold income.
Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, gates, alum roof. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com
Garden Maintenance & Lawncare
With accessible amenities, in safe family oriented communities of Coquitlam, North Burnaby. Pet friendly.
A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports
IVY GREEN YARD SERVICE Hedges, pruning, yd cleanup, maint 35 years exp. FREE Estimates. Guar. Work. Calvin 604-992-4633
BURNABY & COQUITLAM
Always! Pwr. raking, grass cutting, fertilizing, hedging, pruning, Rubbish rem. Free Est. 604-230-0627
Spacious 2 & 3 Bdrm T/hses 2 Bdrm Apartments
604 - 961 - 8595
HOUSES FOR SALE
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
Call our ofﬁce or visit our website for more info. 604-536-9287 or www.canadianopen fastpitch.com or Attend our next Volunteer meeting for more details. Tuesday, May 1 7:00 pm at the Sandman Signature Hotel, 8828 201 Street, Langley
PAINT SPECIAL OF Home (604)501-9290
$95 includes: Aeration, Moss Control & Fertilization Now accepting NEW 10 day weekly lawn mowing customers. ✓Installation ✓ Maintenance ✓Renovations ✓Call a Profes.
Lawncutting D Power Raking D Rototilling & Pruning D Hedge Trimming D Power washing D Open to odd jobs Free Est, Established since 1997, Licensed Business, Reas. rates
Running this ad for 8yrs
AT THE SCOTIABANK CANADIAN OPEN FASTPITCH!
A-TECH Services 604-230-3539
✶ 2012 Spring Special ✶
WEED FREE Mushroom Manure 13 yards - $160 or Well Rotted 10 yards - $180. 604-856-8877
MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331
BRIDGEVIEW FLEA MARKET Every Sunday, Year Round, 80 Vendors 7am-3pm, 11475-126a St. Sry. Info./Book Table 604-625-3208
MISC. FOR SALE
HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?
566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS PIANO; APT SIZE Lowrey upright piano $550/obo. Ph: 604-418-6274 or 604-531-1576.
PRESTIGIOUS - WESTWOOD PLATEAU, BRAND NEW! Not your average apt. but 1200 sf of luxurious living space, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, F/P, cov. patio, hrd. wd. flrs, Kitch. fully loaded with highend appls, and solid granite cntr tops, lndry rm with full size W/D. Close to shopping, schls, golf and bus route. Avl. immed. $1550/mth. 604-469-6990.
Friday, April 6, 2012 NewsLeader A31 RENTALS 706
DORIC MANOR 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.
HOMES FOR RENT
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS
COQUITLAM - bright spacious, 4 bdrm. 2 bath, 2 kitchen, W/D, fenced yard, alarm, W/D, cls. to amens. $2150/mo. 604-936-4827 or 604-936-4824 for more info.
COQUITLAM Centre area. 4 Bdrm upper flr, 2 full baths, garage, 2 f/p, shared laundry, pet ok. Avail now. Ref’s & credit check req’d. $1500/mo. Call 604-340-9757. MILLARDVILLE. 2 bdrm. N/S. N/P. Laundry & hydro incl. $800/mo. Avail. Call 604-937-7161 aft 6 p.m.
752 NEW WESTMINSTER
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
2011 HONDA CRV 4 wd, Auto, silver. Loaded. Local car. $21,500: 9000k.778-895-7570/604-836-5931
Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal
FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022
2001 YAMAHA V STAR - 1100 cc, chocolate brown, flamed tank & fenders. Inc. helmet, Great shape. $3500/obo. (604)463-4185
#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
MC Bride Place. 415 Ginger drive. 2 bdrm T/H. Family Housing. Close all amens, schls, transit. Pet friendly great loca. $1015/m.604-451-6676 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
Two open heart surgeries. One big need.
2003 Salem Light:
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
2007 TOYOTA COROLLA, 4 dr, loaded, 82kms, local, exc. cond., $7,800 obo. Call 604-596-9970.
Northwest Pkg, 22 ft, Sleeps 7, 1 bunk, Shower in & out. G.V.W. 3300. Lots of extras
Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca
Help us build a new BC Children’s Hospital. Please Give.
847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES
2007 Cougar 276RLS
2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $6500 firm. Call 604-538-4883 2008 JEEP PATRIOT - North Edition 5 spd, 40,000 kms. Warranty. $16,000/obo. (604)525-3508
2007 Resort 240RKS
www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557
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GUARANTEED Auto Loans or We Will Pay You $1000
DSI water heater, microwave, A/C, two entry doors, rear kitchen, dinette slide and more! $15,995(Stk# 332262) www.fraserway.com/ consignment 1-877-651-3267 DL#31087
All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory. 1-888-229-0744 or apply on line at: www.kiawest.com (click credit approval) Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526
SHIFT AUTO FINANCE Get Approved Today! CREDIT DOESN’T MATTER.. For The Best Interest Rate Call: 1.877.941.4421 www.ShiftAutoFinance.com
CARS - DOMESTIC
2003 CHEVY MALIBU 110,000 km, auto, AirCared, good tires, $3000 obo. Call: (604)531-3251 2008 PONTIAC WAVE, 4 dr sedan, auto, high kms. runs/looks good, white, $4000 firm. 604-538-9257.
2007 WILDERNESS trailer, 28’, 2 slides, Q bed, 2 drs, comp. w/hitch, exc. shape. $19,500. 604-856-3777 2008 FREEDOM SPIRIT 20’ travel trailer, like new, hardly used, a/c, f/s, dble bed, dble sink, nook, couch 2 prop tanks/2 batteries, $11,500 obo. Please call: (604)581-5117 2010 Crossroads Cruiser 31.5 ft 5th wheel. All alum. construction. 8586 lbs dry. Triple slide. Extra insulation pkg. Many features. $29,800: 604-814-2406
845 TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
1000 plus tax
Includes one week in the Bowen Island Undercurrent, Burnaby/New West Newsleader, North Shore Outlook, Richmond Review, and WE.
TRUCKS, CARS, BOATS, TRAILERS, RV’S, VANS 3 lines in all listed publications for one week only $10 + tax. Includes a listing on bcclassiﬁed.com
– or pay $25 + tax for one week – in all Lower Mainland publications 1.5 million households
2001 HONDA ACCORD-4 dr. sedan, 4 cyl. auto, local, silver w/ grey cloth, 161k, pwr. options, A/C, very clean in/out. $5500 / 604.312.7415
2001 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA, 1.8T turbo, 4 dr sedan, std, all options, exc cond. $5500 obo 604-780-8404 2005 TOYOTA COROLLA, 114 km, loaded, p/sun roof, all maint. done, exc. cond. $6,300. 604-836-5931.
Reach 448,000 Households
(private party ads only) 2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026
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WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com
Awning, 3 burner w/oven, microwave, dinette booth, A/C & more! $21,995(Stk# 33437) www.fraserway.com/ consignment 1-877-651-3267 DL#31087
DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
A32 NewsLeader Friday, April 6, 2012
presentation centre suite 310 â€“ 4570 hastings street open daily (expect fridays) 12 â€“ 5pm
this is not an offering for sale. such an offering can only be made by a disclosure statement. e&oe.