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The 249-metre Everest Spirit makes its way to the Second Narrows Bridge in Burrard Inlet, on its way to Kinder Morgan’s Westridge Terminal in Burnaby.

Planned oil surge highlights tanker risks Kinder Morgan Canada is expected to soon announce that it will seek to twin its Trans Mountain Pipeline between northern Alberta and Burnaby. The twinning would mean a huge increase in the amount of crude that transits the pipeline, and in the number of oil tankers passing through local waters each year. This is the ¿rst of a three-part Black Press series looking at the logistics, risks, and politics involved.

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The Everest Spirit, an oil tanker the length of two and a half football ¿elds, nudges slowly under the Second Narrows Bridge. In its bowels is enough crude oil to ¿ll more than 30 Olympic swimming pools, loading it down so that it sits 13 metres deep in the water, close to the carefully prescribed maximum safe draft for the narrow, shallow channel.

The ship is one of 32 tankers that last year loaded crude from Burnaby’s Westridge terminal, the end of an 1,100-kilometre pipeline that runs from northern Alberta southwest across B.C. to the Paci¿c. But Kinder Morgan, which owns the Trans Mountain pipeline, has big plans to turn the current trickle of oil through Vancouver’s harbour into a gusher. It is expected to formally begin the process this spring to twin the pipeline and increase its current 300,000-barrel-perday capacity to as much as 700,000.

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Large loaded tankers must be accompanied by three tugs from Westridge through the Second Narrows and past the Lions Gate Bridge to English Bay. After that, tankers proceed unaccompanied southeast through the Strait of Georgia to Saturna Island, where they’re met again by Vancouver Island-based tugs that accompany them through the currents of Boundary Pass and Haro Strait until they pass Race Rocks and reach the wider waters of Juan de Fuca Strait between Victoria and Washington’s Olympic Peninsula. Agencies on both sides of the border watch for any deviation from the de¿ned shipping lane, which largely follows the international boundary. And a U.S. rescue tug based out of Neah Bay can scramble if any ship loses power and drifts towards rocks or shoreline. Many hands and eyes guide the boat on the bridge. The tankers are required to sail with two pilots – highly trained experts on local waters – in addition to the ship’s captain and navigation of¿cer. The pilots, who actually command the vessel, don’t depend on the ship’s instruments – they bring their own laptops for GPS navigation and charting. One monitors instruments and calls out any deviations from the precision course through the Second Narrows, while the other actually steers and monitors other conditions, such as wind and current. If one of the tugs failed, the other two – or even just one larger tug – could control the tanker and tow it to safe anchorage, says Paci¿c Pilotage Authority president and CEO Kevin Obermeyer. “It really is overkill,” he said.

“But it’s overkill for a good reason.” Other regulations also apply. Tankers only move in daylight with a minimum of one mile visibility, at a maximum of six knots, and only pass through the Second Narrows at slack tide. And loaded tankers have the channel to themselves – all other ships must wait – all but eliminating the risk of collision. “The tankers are probably the most protected species out there,” Obermeyer said. Some of the rules stem from an incident in 1978 when the freighter Japan Erica hit the Second Narrows railway bridge in heavy fog. Pilots train for disaster using simulators, but the pilotage authority has also staged live harbour tests to verify that tugs can indeed control an errant tanker with an engine or rudder failure. Unlike the single-hulled Exxon Valdez, which spilled more than 230,000 barrels off Alaska in 1989, all tankers loading here must be double-hulled. That’s no panacea – doublehulled tankers have also breached and spilled – but it’s another improvement shipping defenders point to as evidence the times have changed. Indeed, through most of B.C.’s century-long history of safely moving oil on water, tankers did not have the bene¿t of tugs, pilots or modern navigational aids like GPS. That trend is borne out in worldwide tanker accident statistics, which show spills in the 2000s released about a quarter as much oil as they did in the two previous decades and about one twelfth as much as the 1970s. “I would say it’s extremely safe,” Obermeyer said. “Can I say we would never have an accident? No, I can’t say that.”

Notable accidents There have been no major oil spills from tankers in B.C. waters. Nestucca Fuel barge spilled 5,500 barrels of fuel oil in 1988 off Washington’s west coast after the tow cable on the tug hauling it snapped. Tens of thousands of oiled sea birds died from northern Oregon to Vancouver Island. PetersÀeld Bulk carrier that in 2009 had a steering and navigation failure and hit rocks near Kitimat. Its nose was damaged and took on water, but nothing spilled. Tenyo Maru Fish processor carrying 14,000 barrels of various oils sank in 1991 after colliding with the bulk carrier Tuo Hi in Juan de Fuca Strait. Oil fouled shores from western Vancouver Island to Oregon.

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As oil tankers travel between Burrard Inlet and the open ocean, they pass between the San Juan and Gulf Islands. They are accompanied by tug boats for part of the journey, and local pilots command the ship at all times.

BIGGER, DEEPER So far, the largest tankers loading at Westridge are Afraxmax class tankers like the Everest Spirit, which have a maximum capacity of 650,000 barrels. In practice, they have been loaded to no more than 80 per cent full due to the draft limit – how deep they can sit in the water without coming too close to the seabed in the Second Narrows. Previously, tankers were allowed to load to 12.5 metres, but in 2010 the Paci¿c Pilotage Authority increased the draft limit to 13.5 metres. Ships haven’t yet loaded to that full depth – they’ve held back at around 13 metres to date – but they’re expected to start going all the way later this spring, allowing more oil to be carried. Still bigger ships may come if Kinder Morgan twins the pipeline. The company has indicated it may seek permission to use giant Suezmax tankers that carry up to one million barrels – half again as much as Aframax tankers. The Second Narrows would

have be dredged deeper to accommodate them and shipping authorities say all the other tanker safety requirements would have to be reviewed and possibly strengthened. Dredging would be targeted at the edges of the channel – not actually increasing its maximum depth – and would be subject to an environmental review, according to Port Metro Vancouver harbour master Yoss Leclerc. “We’re not talking about huge dredging volumes,” he said. “We are used to dredging in the river. This is nothing comparable to that.” Nor is it a certainty Suezmax tankers will come if Kinder Morgan twins its pipe. “They could do it with the Aframax,” Leclerc said. “The twinning doesn’t necessarily mean bigger ships are coming here.” Switching to the bigger capacity of Suezmax would be more ef¿cient, cutting a shipper’s cost by about $1.50 a barrel.

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They’re also preferable for voyages to Asia, rather than California, the destination of most of Vancouver’s exported oil so far. Even if bigger tankers are permitted, smaller Aframax and Panamax ones would continue to come as well, because shippers have to match entry limits at destination ports that don’t take larger sizes. A former tanker captain himself, Leclerc says there are plenty of water ways in the world that are narrower but heavily used by tankers. Gibraltar sees more tankers each day than the Second Narrows does in a year, he said. “What we have here is really the leading edge in terms of safety and security,” Leclerc said. BEYOND THE HARBOUR

There are other potential danger points along the tanker route. A Paci¿c States/British Columbia Oil Spill Task Force report in 2011 said there are risks

associated with anchorages in the Gulf Islands where tankers might hole up during a storm. It notes a bulk carrier in 2009 dragged anchor in high winds and was blown onto a rocky reef near Mayne Island. “No oil was spilled, but the risk was high,” the report said. Capital Regional District director Mike Hicks argues there’s a serious risk of a collision at the western entrance to Juan de Fuca Strait, where ships converge in a narrower lane and local pilots are not required. He says any spill there would be disastrous to Swiftsure Bank, an area rich in sea life. The task force report says much has been done to reduce oil spill risks by authorities on both sides of the border. But it says more is still required to improve international coordination of spill responses. B.C. Chamber of Commerce president John Winter said he’s seen nothing yet to justify opposing Kinder Morgan’s plan for expanded oil exports. “The track record is excellent,”

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It’s like déjà vu all over again. The Stanley Cup playoffs begin on Wednesday and, like last year, the Vancouver Canucks will be the top seed of the 16 teams that will battle for the NHL championship. But there are questions that seem to be dulling the team’s bright prospects. Of uppermost concern is Daniel Sedin’s health. Last season’s top scorer hasn’t played since he was leveled by Duncan Keith’s elbow during a game in Chicago in March. As is typical of most teams at this time of the season, the Canucks aren’t saying much about Sedin’s injury or his prospects of playing in Wednesday’s playoff opener. While the team continued to win in his absence—even managed to put together an impressive string of consecutive victories to propel them to the top of the league standings— there’s been no shortage of anguish amongst their fans. The Canucks’ power play has ¿zzled, Ryan Kesler can’t seem to hit the net anymore and the big trade that sent beloved young prospect Cody Hodgson to Buffalo for an unproven, hard-nosed Zack Kassian so far seems to have been a bit of a bust. Then there’s the goalie question. As back-up Corey Schneider has ascended in the hearts and con¿dence of fans with his steady play and easy-going demeanour, veteran Roberto Luongo remains an enigma. He can be brilliant for stretches, then suddenly incapable of stopping a beach ball. His body language of abject failure when he’s scored upon, and his knack for sullen, cliché-ridden interviews hasn’t endeared him either. Over all the team’s drama hovers the lingering stench of last spring’s Stanley Cup riot. Will the people of Vancouver be able to show the world we’re more like the welcoming, celebratory partiers of the Olympics than the looting thugs of June? All questions, on and off the ice, will be answered in eight or nine weeks.

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for many years. “We’re going to have to pay the price I guess, in the sense that where it has been introduced, it has been shown to have grown business,” Cummins said. “Think tanks on both the left and the right have come to that conclusion.” To me this beats the NDP’s crude coffee-shop populism that simply ignores HST bene¿ts for small business and the poor. Speaking of crude, Cummins further distinguishes himself from the B.C. Liberals by endorsing the proposed Northern Gateway oil pipeline to Kitimat. He applauds the federal government for moving to place limits on submissions to federal environment hearings, citing the thousands of Internet sign-ups that have clogged the Northern Gateway hearings. His record on aboriginal issues suggests he has little sympathy for territorial objections from First Nations, those with treaties or those without. The April 19 by-elections in Port Moody-Coquitlam and Chilliwack-Hope offer a chance for the B.C. Conservatives to present

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Trickle-down theory just a myth The federal and B.C. governments have ¿nally released their budgets, and as expected the right-wing nature of the two governing parties came forward in the most brutal way possible; cuts to programs desperately needed by the least fortunate in our country and province. Instead of spending on the infrastructure needed to prepare for the future, both governments have been seized by the conservative bug of slaying de¿cits at all costs. Costs are too high as it is, and are being paid almost entirely by the middle and working classes. Unemployment remains high, social services to help those unemployed and underemployed persons are being scrapped, and all to protect the interests of the wealthiest members of our society. It’s right-wing governance at its very core; enrich the wellconnected and the “job creators” and hope they mean it this time when they say that the wealth will trickle down. Jobs haven’t trickled down, better wages certainly haven’t

Apparently that has seldom happened thanks to the “Self Regulatory College.” Charlie Wells —online comment burnabynewsleader.com

trickled down from the socioeconomic elite. The only thing that’s trickled down are the savings accounts of the Canadian middle class. We need our governments to start acting in the best interests of all, and a good start is a solid infrastructure program that rebuilds our cities and our transportation grid. Let’s spend a little now to make the future brighter for everyone and create a stronger economic base. Trevor Ritchie Burnaby

TEACHERS SHOULD NOT SELF-REGULATE Re: Letter from George Abbott upsets retired teacher Interesting statement — “I spent a lot of time teaching and to me this is a bit of a slap in the face.” Our children are entrusted to teachers for a good part of their lives and through their so-called “College of Teachers” allowed criminals to teach our kids. If a parent had sex with a young person I would hope the authorities would protect the child.

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IT’S ABOUT MORE THAN JUST ‘FURSUITING’ Re: Costumers let their fur down at VancouFur convention This article is positive, but covers primarily the 20 per cent of furry fans attending conventions who are fursuiters. The fandom’s real focus is the concept—“wouldn’t it be cool if animals had human-like intelligence and [usually] forms”—and its members devote much time to artwork, stories and roleplaying, as well as costuming. Laurence Parry —online comment burnabynewsleader.com

Re: TransLink should tax it at the pump What ever happened to the concept of user pay? Why should people who will never use a toll bridge be forced to pay for its construction? If and when I use the toll bridges, I will fully expect to pay my fair share. If past experience teaches us one thing, it is that taxes collected are seldom one hundred per cent dedicated to the cause which created them. Ray Power —online comment burnabynewsleader.com

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apartments on the school’s second Àoor. “It’s hard to put into words, but it’s the heart of our school.” Not just for athletic events. Through the years religious mass has been conducted in the gym, as were dances, graduation ceremonies and pep rallies. When the school was going through some tough legal travails in the 1990s, it was a refuge of solace, an escape. On weekends, it’s Bassett’s job to answer the door bell, often to let in students to work on projects in the gym, or to shoot hoops. “There’s always something on the go,” says Bassett. “We work hard at being part of the

community and the gym is a part of that.” On April 20, STM will hold a farewell party for the old gym. Before the building comes down, the hardwood Àoor will be cut up and pieces presented to those who donated to the campaign for the new gym. Some will be sold for $50 for a desk-top sized piece to $325 for a section large enough for a coffee table, complete with foul line stripes. The Knights logo at centre court will eventually hang in the new gym. • To RSVP for the gym’s farewell bash, contact Jen Jayme by April 13 jen.shelnutt@stmc. bc.ca

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BCSTA had passed a resolution calling for the carbon offset fees to be reinvested solely in board of education projects. “I am pleased the government has responded positively to our advocacy,” said McEvoy. School boards will also no longer have to pay the costs, estimated at about 82 cents per student, for the SMARTTool software used to calculate and report carbon emissions.

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Airlines pursue pipeline to fuel growth Proponent calls it safe, but city council and citizens’ group want plan scrapped Matthew Hoekstra Black Press

It’s modern, safe and reliable, with a small environmental footprint. But critics say it’s risky and dangerous, exposing one of the world’s most important estuaries to the potential of devastating jet fuel spills. A plan to quench Vancouver International Airport’s thirst for fuel came to light four years ago and quickly galvanized opponents. Among them, Richmond City Council, which—despite having little control in the matter—has repeatedly called on regulators to scrap the idea. “It exposes us to environmental risk, which I believe is unnecessary given some of the alternatives that are available,” said Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie. Proposed is an underground pipeline stretching up to 15 kilometres and connecting the airport with a marine terminal in South Richmond. Panamax-class tankers would transport fuel from

Asia up the Fraser River’s South Arm and unload at an 80-millionlitre tank farm—where the fuel’s pipeline journey across Richmond would begin. The B.C. Environmental Assessment Of¿ce is reviewing the proposal, which requires provincial cabinet approval. Meanwhile a citizens’ group, the Vancouver Airport Pipeline Opposition for Richmond, or VAPOR, is giving politicians plenty of reasons to reject it. “Shipping oil on water and transferring from land to ship—and then from ship to land—is risky and dangerous and does give rise to numerous spills as admitted by (the proponent’s) own studies,” said Otto Langer, a ¿shery biologist and member of VAPOR. The Fraser River is a worldclass salmon stream, said Langer, adding its estuary is the largest over-wintering site for waterfowl in Canada. “Spills in water are very damaging to habitat, ¿sh and bird life,” he said. “It is an estuary of global signi¿cance and simply the worst place to locate such a jet fuel facility.” The group is instead advocating

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for a new pipeline linking the airport with local re¿neries, eliminating the need for Otto Langer tankers in the river. It is an estuary of global signiÀcance and simply the worst place to locate A half-century-old such a jet fuel facility. underground pipeline, owned by Kinder Morgan, connecting the airport with Cherry Point. Burnaby’s Chevron re¿nery “Pipelines do have leaks, currently delivers some of the accidents but at nowhere the airport’s fuel. Tanker trucks deliver frequency and volume of trucks, the rest from the Cherry Point ships, barges and trains. It is the re¿nery near Blaine, Wash. most ef¿cient, cheapest and safest Langer said the existing pipeline way of transporting bulk liquids,” could be maintained and a new one he said. “It can be installed away built to connect the airport with from higher density people areas

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Boaters concerned about more tanker traffic Increasing tanker trafÀc waking up boating community

increasingly powerful tugs needed to maneuver the tankers are churning up larger wakes, causing damage to boats and making Todd Coyne travel in and out of the inlet more Black Press dangerous. Most local sea-goers say as long Antonio Escala is the dock as the oil stays out of the water and master of North Vancouver’s the tugboats out of their way, they Mosquito Creek Marina. could ignore the boom in tanker “They create a lot of wave action. traf¿c the twinning of the Kinder It’s unsettling for many of the Morgan pipeline would bring to the customers especially the ones close Burrard Inlet. to the outside of the dock,” Escala For many, the huge hollowtold Black Press from the marina hulled vessels are more like slow just west of Lonsdale Quay and the scenery—at worst, navigational SeaBus terminal. obstacles—than harbour hazards. “They come so close and so fast,” he said. Boats get scratched, ropes break and things fall into the water and Lea Bancroft, Burrard Yacht Club Increased tanker trafÀc in the harbour are lost. would really increase the wake problems “Eventually it could we’re seeing. become a real problem when the traf¿c But because of their considerable increases,” he added. bulk and lack of maneuverability— West of Mosquito Creek towards the vessels, in some cases 250 the Lions Gate Bridge is a yacht metres long, Àanked by tugboats club with the same problem. through the inlet—some boaters As commodore of the Burrard complain the tankers are given free Yacht Club, Lea Bancroft said the rein of the Burrard sea lane while negative impact of more tankers on smaller boats are pushed to the the inlet would be twofold. wayside and made to wait. “Increased tanker traf¿c in the Still others who dock their harbour would really increase the boats on the inlet complain the wake problems we’re seeing,”

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The SBNH Volunteer Ambassadors are out and about in your community! The South Burnaby Neighbourhood House Volunteer Ambassador program has been a great success. Senior Ambassadors (who speak a variety of different languages) offer their time to connect with local seniors. Sometimes word of mouth and a friend inviting you out is all you need to break the isolation and build your conÀdence to get out of the house. The program is looking for more volunteers to learn how to effectively reach out to isolated seniors and connect them with the varied community services available to them. The free training program includes eight sessions at McGill Library. They will teach new recruits keys to helping, building selfawareness, communication and health and social issues. If you are 55+ and want to make a real difference and make some new friends contact Talia at 604 431 0400. Above is a picture of the Fall 2011 Graduates.

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Assessing your abilities as an aging driver When a person ¿rst earns a driver’s license, they’ve earned more than just the right to legally operate an automobile. To many drivers, a driver’s license is symbolic of freedom and selfsuf¿ciency. The signi¿cance of a driver’s license never truly dissipates, which makes it dif¿cult for aging men and women to address their abilities as a driver and whether or not they can still safely share the road with other motorists. Though many drivers can safely stay behind the wheel well into their golden years, others begin to recognize their skills are starting to diminish as they approach senior citizen status. For those who want help gauging their abilities as a driver, some self-examination can help. ASSESS YOUR EYESIGHT

Healthy eyes are essential to being a safe driver, and drivers can assess their eyesight in a number of ways. In addition to visiting an eye doctor for an eye examination, drivers should look for signs that

they’re having dif¿culty with driving. If signs and street markings aren’t so easy to read anymore, you might need a new prescription for eyeglasses. When the glare of headlights at night makes it dif¿cult to see, your driver’s seat might need to be adjusted or you might want to consider antiglare eyeglasses that make it easier to see at night.

to see if that’s the case and if there are any alternatives. HONESTLY ADDRESS LOVED ONES’ CONCERNS

ASSESS YOUR COMFORT LEVEL

Safe drivers are also comfortable drivers. To assess your comfort level as a driver, ask yourself the following questions before getting back behind the wheel. • Is it troublesome to look over your shoulder and change lanes? • Has steering become dif¿cult? • Has your reaction time when switching from the gas pedal to the brake pedal decreased? If you can answer “yes” to any of the questions above, then it could be that you’re beginning to lose strength, coordination and/ or Àexibility, which can make it more dif¿cult to operate a motor

Aging drivers should weigh a host of factors when determining if it’s still safe for them to be on the road.

vehicle. Answering “yes” doesn’t mean you have to give up your driver’s license. In fact, your doctor might be able to prescribe therapies or medicines or suggest a ¿tness regimen that can make it easier for you to comfortably drive a car. In addition, if you’re having trouble steering or operating a motor vehicle in any way, you might just want to ¿nd a vehicle that’s easier to drive, such as one with

an automatic transmission that has power steering and brakes. When assessing your comfort level, also examine your mental state while driving. If other drivers make you uncomfortable or traf¿c signs are confusing, this can make it dif¿cult to safely operate an automobile. Such feelings when driving could also be a side effect of a particular medication, so discuss the issue with your doctor

Aging drivers are often the last to notice if their abilities behind the wheel are starting to diminish. Loved ones are often put in the position of talking to aging drivers about their abilities, and this can cause friction. If loved ones have expressed concern about your abilities as a driver, honestly address these concerns, even if it’s initially hurtful or embarrassing to do so. Your loved ones are sharing their feelings out of genuine concern for your well-being, so don’t look at it as an assault on your selfsuf¿ciency. Aging drivers face obstacles they may or may not be prepared for. When such challenges arise, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s time to stop driving entirely. Instead, honestly weigh a host of factors before deciding if it’s still safe for you to be behind the wheel.

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Getting out with friends or former coworkers can help banish boredom associated with retirement.

What’s next after retirement? Scores of people spend their working days dreaming of the moment they are eligible for retirement. They may have retirement counted down to the minutes and seconds, particularly if they’ve been in a job that hasn’t been the most enjoyable. But many people ¿nd that once they retire they do not know what to do to ¿ll their time. Boredom actually may be a side effect of retirement, and some people actually want to go back to work. Much of the focus when planning for retirement concerns ¿nances. All other factors take a backseat. Therefore, there may be emotional issues that arise during retirement, and retirees are not always prepared to deal with such issues. Having a post-retirement plan in place can mean the difference between happiness and having a hard time adjusting, according to experts. Here are some tips that can help anyone ease into the golden years.

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ESTABLISH GOALS After working for years, the idea of setting goals can seem counterintuitive. But goals can give life direction and have you looking forward to things in the future. Goals also motivate retirees to get up in the morning now that a commute to work isn’t part of the daily schedule.

TRY NEW THINGS Part of goal-setting is to add things to the list you’ve never done before, which can boost feelings of excitement. You may discover a new interest that becomes a passion. Now that you have time to explore new hobbies, they might prove more rewarding.

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Giving back to others, whether to the community or to a charitable organization, can feel good and give retirees some structure. Volunteering your time at a place can give life some sort of purpose outside of a job.

Part of what makes work ful¿lling is the opportunity to get out of the house and interact with others who are not members of your family. It’s easy to fall into a rut when you are not being mentally stimulated by conversation from different people.

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Just because you retire doesn’t mean you have to fully retire. Now may be the opportunity to start a business venture you have always dreamed about, whether that is something hands-on or just serving as a consultant.

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REALIZE IT’S ALRIGHT NOT TO LOVE RETIREMENT

Just because the grass seemed greener in someone else’s yard, doesn’t mean it always turns out to be that way. It is OK to accept that maybe retirement isn’t entirely what you expected and to make changes that can enable the experience to be better.

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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. 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. Cost: $4 drop-in, first night free. When: every Tuesday, 7- 9:30 p.m. Where: Charles Rummel Centre, 3630 Lozells, Burnaby Info: 604-436-9475.

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Find a Great Hand at Bonsor: Looking to meet new friends and keep your mind sharp. Drop into Bonsor Complex for a game of cards. Enjoy Bridge, Cribbage, Euchre, Five Hundred and Whist. These card games are offered throughout the week. Info: 604439-5510.

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When you become the parent of your parent Medical advancements have enabled people to live longer. Though everyone wants to live longer, some people outlive their ability to care for themselves. In such instances, family members must make a decision regarding how best to care for an elderly relative. According to a recently commissioned study by Clarity(R) and the EAR Foundation, 63 per cent of Baby Boomers are actively involved in providing some kind of help or assistance to their elderly parents. Whether this is due to the rising cost of elder care or simply a

feeling of obligation on the part of the child, many middle-aged men and women are responsible for caring for aging parents and young children. The emotions that might result from caring for an aging parent are often mixed. Some people are happy to do their part to help make life a little easier for a person who devoted so much of his or her energy to raising them. Others in the sandwich generation can feel like this is a burden or guilty that they’re not doing enough for a parent.

SIGNS AN ELDER NEEDS HELP

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When an older relative stops driving, this is often indicative that he or she needs assistance with daily living. There also may be signs that support and care is needed, such as if the house seems untidy, if he or she is having trouble maintaining personal hygiene, if the parent is getting hurt attempting to do things around the house or if he or she seems malnourished due to the inability to cook meals. Limited mobility or loss of mental faculties also may be

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Although taking on the care of an aging parent may seem like the best idea possible, particularly for a senior who is very afraid of losing his or her independence, it may not always be in either party’s best interest. Before anyone determines what will be done to help a relative, it’s best to answer a few questions Before anyone determines what will be done as straightforwardly as to help a relative, it’s best to answer a few possible. questions as straightforwardly as possible.

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Any person facing the prospect of caring for an aging parent can realize that there is help available, as well as many different people who can help guide a decision. The ¿rst resource is to ask siblings, aunts, uncles, and cousins to weigh in on the situation to help the family come to a consensus. There are also social workers who specialize in this sort of thing, as well

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Àow to cities and could entirely offset the pay raises, and possibly B.C. cities say they’ve been even lower their costs. blindsided by surprise RCMP pay But Bond is seeking more raises that the federal government details. enabled just as it was signing a “I am deeply concerned about new policing contract that was any potential impacts on our supposed to usher in a municipalities and that new era of trust and cost this information came as a control. surprise,” she said. Langley City Mayor Toews has said cities were Peter Fassbender sent advised months ago that a letter on behalf of raises on the order of 1.5 the Union of B.C. per cent were possible this BOND Municipalities to year but the province and Public Safety Minister cities only learned of the Vic Toews Friday – a day after pay package via the RCMP rather the pay hikes were revealed than being formally noti¿ed by – expressing “our complete shock Ottawa, with details. and surprise” and warning the Fassbender said even if the incident will create “signi¿cant pay hikes end up cost-neutral backlash” from councils and or better for cities, the lack of taxpayers. communication and consultation Fassbender, the UBCM rep is deeply troubling, as is the in the recent contract talks, said timing. cities don’t yet know how much “You just can’t plan this way,” more money – if any – they will he said. have to carve out of their budgets The province signed a new to fund the higher RCMP payroll. 20-year RCMP contract on March Justice Minister Shirley Bond 21 – ending its threat to terminate said she has been assured by the Mounties and form a new Ottawa administrative savings provincial police force – after totaling $195 million will partly securing extensive promises of Black Press

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D TEbook EVENTS Donations needed: B u r n a by Hospital Auxiliary is seeking donations of paperback books and magazines, particularly large print, for patients. Magazines should be no more than two years old and Harlequin romances not needed. Donations can be dropped off at Volunteer Resources, level 0, east end of the hospital. Info: Marilyn, 604-412-6130.

The Fraser Health Crisis Line is recruiting volunteers to provide assistance to people in the region who are experiencing emotional distress. No previous experience is needed as extensive training and ongoing support is provided. If you are interested in learning more about this challenging and rewarding opportunity, visit www.options.bc.ca and follow the link for the Crisis Line. Next training starts soon.

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Alzheimer support group meets third Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. Where: New Westminster. Info: 604298-0782.

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‘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.

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HELP WANTED

CONCRETE FINISHERS and Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; john@raidersconcrete.com. Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780-444-7103. 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: sitemanager6@gmail.com

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

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JACOBS FIELD Services Ltd. (Maintenance) is looking for a General Foreman with oilfield experience for a Northern BC site. Person will live in Dawson Creek or Fort St. John. Send resume to: humanresources@ tritonprojects.com Fax 780-485-6722

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Retaining Walls New Lawns Plant Installation Complete landscape installation services.

604 - 961 - 8595

320

MOVING & STORAGE

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

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance

REAL ESTATE 356

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

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

RUBBISH REMOVAL

JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

STEEL BUILDING - BLOWOUT SALE! 20X26 $5,199. 25X28 $5,799. 30X42 $8,390. 32X56 $11,700. 40X50 $14,480. 47X76 $20,325. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

604.587.5865

626

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

www.recycleitcanada.ca

HOUSES FOR SALE

bradsjunkremoval.com

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

OTHER AREAS

TRANSPORTATION 810

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca

Loan.

Apply

** 6960 ELWELL ST ** Newly reno’d with balcony, prkg & storage unit. Incl heat & h/water.

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.

845 TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

Subsidies available based on gross houseold income.

Metro Vancouver Housing Co-operation. BURNABY

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

NEW WESTMINSTER

DORIC MANOR

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

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

Phone: 604-522-9153

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

1-800-910-6402

www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557

GUARANTEED Auto Loans or We Will Pay You $1000

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

818

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.

SUNDECKS

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS NEW WESTMINSTER

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

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

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

Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, gates, alum roof. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

374

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

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.

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

736

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

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

627

HOMES WANTED

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

2000 Honda AWD CRV- Standard, runs perfectly, new breaks all round, air cared. Mag wheels/snow tires avail. $5500 1 (604)796-9757 2002 HONDA CIVIC, automatic, 4 door, 134,000 kms. beige, $3000 obo. Call 778-237-0828. WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

830

MOTORCYCLES

2001 YAMAHA V STAR - 1100 cc, chocolate brown, flamed tank & fenders. Inc. helmet, Great shape. $3500/obo. (604)463-4185

838

RECREATIONAL/SALE

HOMES FOR RENT

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.

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

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

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $6500 firm. Call 604-538-4883

851

2003 Salem Light:

Northwest Pkg, 22 ft, Sleeps 7, 1 bunk, Shower in & out. G.V.W. 3300. Lots of extras

$9,995.00 604-463-9428

TRUCKS & VANS

2008 Mazda B4000 SE+, Gold/Grey, 48K, auto, loaded, lk new, $13900, N.Delta, 778-8553097

MARINE

2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026

912

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

For further info call 604-451-6075 to view

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

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

Call 604-525-2661

If your income is lower than these ranges call BC Housing 604-433-2218

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

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

Near HighGate Mall Quiet, Spacious 1 Bdrm Suites.

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

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

2007 WILDERNESS trailer, 28’, 2 slides, Q bed, 2 drs, comp. w/hitch, exc. shape. $19,500. 604-856-3777

CLAREMONT TERRACE

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

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

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

Burnaby:

2007 Cougar 276RLS

Now,

APARTMENT/CONDO

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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

2007 Resort 240RKS

RENTALS

845

AUTO FINANCING

RURAL NOVA SCOTIA water front lots for sale. Country living at its best. Three bedroom apartments for rent. 45 miles to university town. www.sawmilllanding.com waterfront@bellaliant.net 1.902.522.2343

706

RECREATIONAL/SALE

TOWNHOUSES

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

www.dannyevans.ca

696

TRANSPORTATION

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

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

372

838

752

www.aptrentals.net

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

SUITES, UPPER

The Stonecroft 2350 Westerly Street

Call 604-421-1235

Always! deliver Top soil, bark mulch, sand & gravel. 7days/wk. Simon 604-230-0627 will spread

751

TRANSPORTATION

ABBOTSFORD CONDO FOR SALE BY OWNER

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

But Dead Bodies!!

220.JUNK(5865)

RENTALS

MILLARDVILLE. 2 bdrm. N/S. N/P. Laundry & hydro incl. $800/mo. Avail. Call 604-937-7161 aft 6 p.m.

604-889-8424

Haul Anything... 604.

ABBOTSFORD

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.

615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY DIY STEEL BUILDING DEALS! Many sizes and models. Make an offer on clearance buildings today and save thousands of dollars. FREE BROCHURE - 1-800-6685111 ext. 170.

RECYCLE-IT!

$45/Hr

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

MISC. FOR SALE

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

Alpine Landscaping

642

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

REAL ESTATE

BOATS

12’ DOUBLE HAUL Fiberglass boat, 3 seats, oars, rod holders & canopy. On eze-load trailer. Very safe. $3,200. 604-850-7143

Small Ads work!


A28 NewsLeader Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Did you know that fruits and veggies can help reduce the risk of cancer?

ff o a d D i l s M I onth! l i r p A Show your support. Make a $2 donation and get a daffodil pin at any Kin’s Farm Market location!

Prices effective: April 11th to April 15th, 2012

Fresh & Nutritious

In-Season & Sweet

Fresh New Crop

Broccoli Crowns

Manila Mangoes

Tomatoes On-Vine

79¢/lb

4/$3.00

99¢/lb

California Grown

Mexico Grown

BC Grown

Brentwood Town Centre Lougheed Town Centre

Royal City Centre

Marine Way

58 - 4567 Lougheed Hwy Beside IHOP 604.298.8299

206 - 9855 Austin Rd Beside Purdy’s 604.420.0788

103 - 610 6th Street Beside COBS Bread 604.520.9923

200-7515 Market Crossing Burnaby

OPEN same as mall hours

OPEN same as mall hours

604.432.6199 OPEN same as mall hours OPEN 9am to 7pm

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Burnaby NewsLeader, April 11, 2012