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Rewrites of passage: For the second year in a row, the B.C. & Yukon n Community Newspapers Association has presented Peace Arch News with its top prize at the Ma Murray Community Newspaper Awards gala held in Richmond last weekend.  see page A22

Last Nite surpasses goal

Warren released on bail

Strict conditions for accused driver

Dream comes true

Kevin Diakiw Black Press Reporter

Sarah Massah Staff Reporter

After six years of bringing the Semiahmoo Peninsula together to battle breast cancer and raise awareness about the deadly disease, Nite of Hope has gone on an indefinite hiatus. The April 12 gala was a “dream come true” for organizers, said committee chair Debi Rumley. The event, which raised more than $300,000 that night with help from community partners, exceeded its $1-million goal. “It was huge, we were up to $950,000 going into the event, so we knew we were going to surpass our goal,” the breast cancer survivor said. “After seven years, we have raised $1.25 million.” In late March, Rumley and cochairs Tammy Ritchie and Lori Ishikawa announced they would be taking a break to focus on other areas of need in the community. Since 2006, the three women – with a tremendous amount of support from their committee and the community – have stressed the importance of early mammography and funded breast cancer research.  see page A2

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Nite of Hope founder Judi Miller shares the stage with Judy Caldwell and Debi Rumley.

Natasha Leigh Warren left the Surrey courthouse Thursday morning on bail and under strict conditions for her release. Warren, who now lives in Port Coquitlam, faces four charges related to the death of 22-year-old Kassandra Kaulius on May 3 last year. Kaulius, 22, died after her BMW was hit by a van at 64 Avenue and 152 Street. Police announced last Wednesday that Warren, 34, has been charged with dangerous driving causing death, impaired driving causing death, causing an accident resulting in death and failure to stop at an accident causing bodily harm. Evan Seal photo Warren walked Natasha Warren leaves out of the courtcourt last Thursday. house cells Thursday and when asked for her reaction to the charges against her, she said “no comment.” She also declined to offer any comment to the Kaulius family, who has been pushing for stiffer drunk-driving penalties, including an automatic two-year driving suspension for someone arrested for impaired driving. Warren has been released on her own recognizance under the following conditions: keep the peace and be on good behaviour, do not possess or consume alcohol or non-prescription drugs and do not be in the driver’s seat of any motor vehicle. Court searches show Warren has had no other serious run-ins with police and no driving infractions. She has been released on $5,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in Surrey Provincial Court again on May 18.

Pizza-delivery thieves threaten with bear spray Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter

Police investigating a series of pizza-delivery driver robberies in South Surrey have a slice of advice for business owners: if an order raises red flags, verify it before delivery. Since April 7, and as recently as Sunday night, two pizza-delivery drivers sent to the Rosemary Heights area have been threatened with bear spray and robbed of their cargo

after setting out to deliver large orders placed from private or blocked phone numbers. A third driver was targeted but able to flee the scene before the culprits closed in. Cpl. Barb Creighton said that in each case, the order was worth more than $100, residents at the stated addresses had not ordered pizza and the orders were not verified. “The red flags are going up… but they’re still making the delivery,” she said.

All three victims were delivering near 155 Street and 36 Avenue. Sunday’s incidents – in which a 22-year-old man was targeted at 9:30 p.m. and a 48-year-old woman was robbed 90 minutes later – involved three suspects. In the April 7 robbery, at around 10:15 p.m., there were two suspects. While a police dog team failed to locate suspects Sunday, hours later patrolling officers identified three teens with “very similar

descriptors” to those provided by the victims. Creighton said no arrests were made, but the trio are “definitely people of interest.” The assailants are described as Caucasian teenaged boys, aged 14 to 16 years old. One was wearing a red hoodie, and had a shaved head and brown eyes; another had chinlength hair and was wearing a white baseball cap. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 604-599-0502.

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PAN strikes gold again Peace Arch News has been named the top community newspaper of its size for the second year in a row by the B.C. & Yukon Community Newspapers Association. The Ma Murray Awards – announced Saturday at an industry gala at River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond – also rewarded Black Press regional reporter Jeff Nagel with the John Collison Memorial Award for Investigative Journalism for his series, Justice Denied, published in Peace Arch News last spring. General-excellence judges had this to say about PAN: “With an attractive front page, clean op-ed pages with excellent layout and strong photography throughout, the Peace Arch News is a very attractive product. Sharp headlines, lots of local and relevant news,

and good variety of coverage in local stories, arts and sports. High quality production and ad design. An all-round great paper!” Two other Surrey-area newspapers also received accolades – Surrey/North Delta Leader received the silver award for general excellence in its circulation category and gold for ‘special publications’ for Surrey in Focus: The Face of Immigration, and Surrey Now won gold for ‘special section’ for its Possabilities publication. Next up are the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards in Toronto April 26, where Peace Arch News, Surrey Leader and Mountain News (Hamilton, Ont.) are the top three finalists for general excellence among large-circulation community newspapers across the country.

Researchers personify efforts  from page A1 as an abstract for presentation at At Thursday’s gala, the comthe American Society of Clinical mittee was finally able to show Oncology meeting. the fruits of its labour by intro“These doctors are doing ducing the three doctors – Ashgroundbreaking research with ley Davidson, Raj Kannan and local money,” Rumley said. Elisa Chan – whose research The committee also gave was a result of the money raised thanks to the hundreds of volunin the community. teers, individuals and businesses “We were able to show people in the community who helped exactly where the dollars had make Nite of Hope a success gone,” Rumley said. since its inception, including late “My goal, after being diagPeace Arch News publisher Linda nosed and losing a breast, was Klitch, who died last fall after for women to understand if you complications from surgery. catch it early, there are huge ben“She was a phenomenal efits. But I also needed to know woman. So many have been that, in the background, there with us from the beginning and were doctors doing research to everyone is always so happy to help make a difference. We’ve volunteer because, one way or Blair Henderson photo another, they have been affected accomplished that.” Davidson moved to B.C. after Aerialist Meregon Kiddo. by breast cancer,” Rumley said. being granted a Nite of Hope fel“Everyone touched it and lowship with money raised in the community. everyone had a part in it. It was one of those The medical oncologist, who works at the BC places that really has a heart beat.” Cancer Agency in Surrey, announced at Nite Since launching in Richmond in 1994, Nite of Hope that his research has been accepted of Hope has raised more than $2.6 million.

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news Surrey-Langley connection still on track to start April 23

Fare decision ‘won’t impact’ bus route Alex Browne Staff Reporter

The promised White Rock-Willowbrook bus connection will go ahead on April 23. TransLink spokesman Derek Zabel confirmed Friday that the new 531 White Rock Centre-Willowbrook route will be going into service as announced. “I know this is something White Rock residents have been waiting for for a number of years,” he said. The decision of TransLink Commissioner Martin Crilly to veto a transit-fare increase

planned for next year had led to speculation that promised service upgrades – including the White Rock-Langley route – would be jeopardized. But TransLink spokesperson Debbie Parhar said she believes the route is already funded by the existing gas tax and is not impacted by Crilly’s decision. The route will be served by a standard 40-foot bus, running every half hour from 5:50 a.m. to 8:50 p.m., seven days a week. The route will run from the bus stops at Johnston Road and Thrift Avenue, up 152 Street to 24 Avenue; then travelling along 24

Avenue to 192 Street, and then to 200 Street via 32 Avenue. Meanwhile, uncertainty over other TransLink services and planning continues. CEO Ian Jarvis said the public transportation system is still studying the potential impacts of Crilly’s decision and the Mayors’ Council on Regional Tranportation’s motion to eliminate a reliance on property tax to fund the system’s Moving Forward Plan. Premier Christy Clark has ruled out the regional mayors’ call for vehicle levies or other short-term funding option to offset a

planned $30 million-two year property tax hike to pay for transit service expansion. Clark has said she believes an audit of TransLink will find savings, while Crilly has said he believes the system could find $1528 million a year in savings without cutting current or planned services. The Mayors’ Council also issued a statement that an April 10 letter from Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Blair Lekstrom does not provide “specific and positive responses” to its concerns on the funding and governance of TransLink.

Planned oil surge increases tanker risks, opponents say

Kinder Morgan Canada announced this month 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 first of a three-part Black Press series on the logistics, risks and politics involved. Jeff Nagel Black Press

The Everest Spirit, an oil tanker the length of two-and-a-half football fields, nudges slowly under the Second Narrows Bridge. In its bowels is enough crude oil to fill 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 Pacific. 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. The company announced this month it will seek approval to twin the pipeline and increase its current 300,000-barrel-perday capacity to as much as 850,000. Some would continue to flow to refineries in Burnaby and Washington State. But export oil bound for tankers is projected to soar from a current 80,000 barrels per day to as much as 550,000 if the project proceeds. The number of tankers filling up in Burnaby could hit 360 in 2016, five times more than the record 69 crude tankers in 2010. That prospect has alarmed environmentalists who worry the risk of a catastrophic spill is increasing and say Metro Vancouverites never signed on to become Alberta’s oil port. “People are terrified about this,” said Georgia Strait Alliance executive director Christianne Wilhelmson. “If an accident happens, we live here. We’re going to lose our orcas. We’re going to lose our salmon. We’re going to lose our businesses that rely on a pristine environment. “It’s simply not worth the risk.”

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The 249-metre Everest Spirit makes its way to the Second Narrows Bridge. At left, the route.

Spill safeguards The tankers move in the harbour with extensive safeguards. On this February day, the 249-metre Everest Spirit is harnessed to one tugboat in front of it and two tugs at the rear – together they have enough pulling power to keep the massive tanker on course no matter what might go wrong with its engines or steering. 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 Islandbased 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 defined 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 officer. 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 Pacific 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 – double-hulled 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 centurylong history of safely moving oil on water, tankers did not have the benefit 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.”  see page A4

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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 Pacific 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 to be dredged deeper to accommodate them, and shipping authorities say all other tanker-safety requirements would have to be reviewed and possibly strengthened. Dredging would be targeted at the edges of the channel – not 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.”

director Mike Hicks argues Nor is it a certainty Suezmax there’s a serious risk of a collision tankers will come if Kinder at the western entrance to Juan Morgan twins its pipe. de Fuca Strait, where ships “They could do it with the converge in a narrower lane and Aframax,” Leclerc said. “The local pilots are not required. He twinning doesn’t necessarily says any spill there mean bigger ships Oil tanker visits would be disastrous are coming here.” Switching to the Year Tankers to Swiftsure Bank, an area rich in sea life. bigger capacity of 2007 – 37 The task force Suezmax would 2008 – 42 report says much be more efficient, 2009 – 65 has been done to cutting a shipper’s 2010 – 69 reduce oil-spill cost by about $1.50 2011 – 32 a barrel. They’re also 2016 – 360 (est.) risks by authorities on both sides of preferable for voyages the border. But it says more to Asia, rather than California, is still required to improve the destination of most of international co-ordination of Vancouver’s exported oil so far. spill responses. Even if bigger tankers are B.C. Chamber of Commerce permitted, smaller Aframax and president John Winter said Panamax ones would continue he’s seen nothing yet to justify to come as well, because opposing Kinder Morgan’s plan shippers have to match entry for expanded oil exports. limits at destination ports that “The track record is excellent,” don’t take larger sizes. he said. “Most of the people Leclerc, a former tanker captain, notes there are plenty of opposed to it never knew there waterways that are narrower but was tanker traffic in the first place… There’s risk in doing heavily used by tankers. everything. If measures are put in Gibraltar sees more tankers place to minimize those risks to each day than the Second the extent possible I would think Narrows does in a year, he said. the review bodies will have no “What we have here is really choice but to approve it.” the leading edge in terms of Environmental groups are not safety and security,” Leclerc said. convinced, arguing the much Beyond the harbour greater number of tankers – There are other potential potentially much bigger ones danger points along the route. running deeper in the water A Pacific States/British than ever before – exposes the Columbia Oil Spill Task Force B.C. coast to much more danger. report in 2011 said there are “They’re increasing the risk risks associated with anchorages dramatically,” said Wilhelmson, in the Gulf Islands where of the Georgia Strait Alliance. tankers might hole up during Nor is there comfort that B.C.’s a storm. It notes a bulk carrier shipments have been safe to date. in 2009 dragged anchor in high “They’ve been lucky,” she said. winds and was blown onto a “So far they haven’t had a spill. rocky reef near Mayne Island. We’re overdue.” “No oil was spilled, but the risk was high,” the report said. NEXT Ê A look at the potential risks Capital Regional District

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Waterfront ideas discussed

Tuesd Feb. 14, 2012 (Vol. l. 37 No. 13)

Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter

Dozens of people turned out to the White Rock Community Centre last week to give their two-bits on how to enhance White Rock’s waterfront. Suggestions – jotted on pink, orange, blue and yellow Postit notes – quickly filled white sheets of paper that had been hung to collect ideas for activities, facilities, attractions and improvements for the area located between the southern curb of Marine Drive and the water. They ranged from redoing the pier washroom, to installing a gondola that would carry people from downtown parking to the beach, to adding an off-leash dog area, and improving trash and recycling facilities. One note asked for more festivals related to the ocean, ‘our natural resource’; another suggested an Easter bonnet parade on the promenade; others asked for a playground, space for volleyball and whale tours. Calls to keep dogs off the beach were as plentiful as those to make it more dog-friendly. “There were some overwhelming responses‌ a lot of different ideas,â€? Paul Stanton, the city’s director of planning and development services, said Friday. “There was a lot of really good ideas for festivals and for different things that can be considered.â€? Wilma Boyd, a longtime member of the city’s environmental advisory committee – which is


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Close to 100 people turned out to the White Rock Community Centre. among three committees and one task force for which draft terms of reference were to be considered by council Monday (April 16) – said while she has ideas for the waterfront, including to increase its friendliness to pedestrians, she is curious if anything will come of any of the suggestions. “My first question would be, why are we doing this?� Boyd said during the open house portion of the meeting. “Are we doing this because there’s money available and the city wants to make changes with the best information available?� It doesn’t make sense to look at making changes if there are no funds to implement the ideas, she said. Whatever changes may come, “some of it is going to be at a cost to the environment,� she added. One city staffer said grant fund-

ing is typically easier to acquire if projects are shovel-ready; ideas gathered last week may also be things that could be put to developers looking to build in White Rock, to encourage certain design themes or amenities. At least one White Rock resident said she likes things just the way they are. Mary Garner told Peace Arch News prior to the meeting that she was “absolutely, violently opposed to anything being done on the south side of the tracks.� “There’s no such thing, apparently, as leaving things alone, as we like it,� she said. Garner predicted that “all sorts of ridiculous things will come up� at the forum. Stanton said staff will put together a package of information from the meeting, along with a report, and take it to council “as soon as possible.�

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Oil plans must consider wildlife


he world’s thirst for oil is poised to turn the current trickle of crude through Vancouver’s harbour into a gusher. Kinder Morgan Canada announced this month that it will seek to twin its Trans Mountain Pipeline between northern Alberta and Burnaby, increasing its current 300,000-barrel-per-day capacity to as much as 850,000. That means the number of tankers filling up in Burnaby could hit 360 in 2016 – five times more than in 2010. Good for the economy, yes. But the question on many people’s lips involves a frightening scenario: What if there is a spill? Certainly, many safeguards are already in place. Oil tankers must be double-hulled and are required to sail with two pilots – highly trained experts on local waters who are familiar with any hazards that need to be avoided. In addition, all oil tanker vessels that sail into Canadian waters must have an arrangement with a spill response organization which, on the West Coast, is the Western Canada Marine Response Corporation (WCMRC). If there is a spill, and the ship’s owner walks away, the vessel would be seized and WCMRC would tap into insurance tanker companies are required to purchase – Canada’s Ship-source Oil Pollution Fund. If that insurance runs out, a similar international fund is used for cleanup. But there’s a hole in the prevention and remedy protocols big enough to sail a sizable ship through. What about wildlife? According to Coleen Doucette, vice-president of the Oiled Wildlife Society of B.C., there are no laws compelling companies to clean up birds and animals impacted by a spill. “The way policies are written in Canada, wildlife is not part of the environment. No one has to clean up wildlife,” Doucette says. Oil spill response usually involves containing spills with booms and collecting the oil using skimmers. If the responsible party requests a wildlife rescue, WCMRC may manage it or hire a professional organization to perform it. The problem is, not all responsible parties choose to respond to oiled wildlife. This loophole is troubling in light of news that marine mammals are making a comeback in the Salish Sea after decades of decline. Thanks to conservation efforts, sea lions, seals, orcas, humpback and fin whales, dolphins and elephant seals are dramatically increasing in numbers. Our coastlines are among B.C.’s most precious resources. If the province does agree to open its shores to more tanker traffic, protection for marine life must be part of the equation.


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avid Suzuki has resigned as objections were highlighted, while local a director of his namesake support and economic benefits were foundation so it won’t be the overlooked. target of federal government “attacks.” This isn’t science or charity. It’s tabloid This news is conveyed to me journalism. Sensationalize, in a Globe and Mail report that ignore facts that weaken the Tom Fletcher is typically tilted in deference drama, play to people’s emotions. to “Canada’s most famous And he expects to be subsidized environmentalist.” by the CBC and charitable tax The usual assumptions are exemptions as well? woven in: Suzuki is a saint. This news comes as I finish His every utterance is treated reading Patrick Moore’s book, as scientific fact, even when Confessions of a Greenpeace it’s a left-wing political rant. Dropout. I was one of many The Conservative government young fans who cheered as is a front for Big Oil that has Moore, Bob Hunter and the “attacked” environmental groups other 1970s Greenpeace pioneers by reminding them that political set out from Vancouver to activities are not eligible for disrupt Soviet nuclear testing, charitable tax exemptions. and then turned to the regime’s In recent years, the David Suzuki slaughter of whales. Foundation’s campaign focus has been In 1986, Moore split with Greenpeace noticeably in step with the large U.S. and worked to set up a family chinook foundations that fund most of B.C.’s salmon farm. He said Greenpeace enviro-scare industry: first salmon opposed aquaculture because it farming and now the Alberta “tar sands” destroys tropical mangrove swamps. in all its exaggerated horror. Tropical prawn farms have no rational Suzuki’s personal activities aren’t connection with B.C., but a global easily distinguished from those of his organization needs simple ideas that sell. This approach was seen in an earlier foundation, as was illustrated with 1980s campaign against chlorine in his recent CBC documentary that pulp mills. Greenpeace protests against demonized the “tar sands.” dioxins and the herbicide 2,4,5-T were Diseased fish were displayed, but eventually dumbed down to opposing natural contamination of the Athabasca the use of chlorine in all industries, River was glossed over. Aboriginal

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including production of PVC plastic. Pulp mills developed a way to eliminate trace dioxins from their production, but that didn’t matter once Greenpeace had a global campaign going. They still used chlorine, so they’re bad. Speaking of chlorine, PCBs are polychlorinated biphenyls, a persistent background toxin. Tests found levels three to five times higher in some wild salmon compared to farmed. But the wild salmon results were ignored in a 2004 study, used by Suzuki to depict farmed salmon as poisonous. Moore highlighted another bit of greenwashing in a visit to Victoria last year. The vaunted “LEED” certification for green building standards gives you points if your concrete is locally sourced, but no points for using wood instead. That’s because the long campaign by major environmental groups has devolved to “logging is bad.” Here’s the latest example. Greenpeace, ForestEthics and the Sierra Club were bankrolled by U.S. foundations to negotiate with the B.C. government, aboriginal people and forest companies for the 2006 “Great Bear Rainforest” agreement on the B.C. coast. Economic opportunity was delicately balanced against preservation, and First Nations gained new control of forests. Now the big enviros have begun campaigning against their own deal. As much as 50 per cent could still be logged, they say. It seems this particular green peace is bad for their business. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press tfletcher@ The Peace Arch News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby street, Nanaimo, B.C., V9R-2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www.

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Not a sign of the times Editor: Re: Billboard to ‘showcase’ city, April 5. This is not the time for the City of White Rock to try billboards. A billboard along the highway to point to White Rock? Why not place it in a less expensive environment prior to entering Canada? The stream of tourists will not come close to advertising models like that anymore anyway. Billboards are out and smartphones and mobile broadcasting are in. Open a channel for travellers to hear while approaching our community – and do it together with Surrey. Foremost my question, which we all should ask ourselves: Why should taxpayers’ money subsidize further or contribute to the White Rock Business Improvement Association and Tourism White Rock for the purpose to crowd parking places and more? On another note, the Business Improvement Association is seeking to employ a marketing co-ordinator for their White Rock operation. Wow. In my past professional administrative environs, we called that ‘empire building,’ and it was banned since 90 per cent can be implemented by existing personnel. Johan Sandstrom, White Rock

Need I remind you that one of the main arguments of the Conservative government for getting rid of the gun registry was the enormous cost to taxpayers for the administration of the program? Yet, this government, if they were to proceed with this unnecessary legislation, would no doubt find that the costs associated with this program are similar to that of the gun registry. This proposed legislation serves no real purpose except to promote a hidden agenda, an agenda which will allow the government to interfere in the labour laws of this country to give a significant advantage to employers at taxpayers’ expense. In these times of fiscal restraint, I implore you to drop support of Bill C377, a piece of legislation which would only add to the burden of the Canadian taxpayer. Phil Halley, Surrey

and, after viewing Don with his curls, decided no son of his was going to immigrate dressed as a sissy. He cut Don’s hair, but a few days later when the family went for their pre-immigration inspection, the Editor: Canadian official wouldn’t accept I’m sure there are many stories Don’s photo with the long curly hair about the sinking of the Titanic and demanded a new photograph. from PAN readers. By the time Don had his Here is one about my picture retaken, it was too father-in-law, who saved his late to board their original family from certain death ship – the RMS Titanic. by having a haircut. No doubt the Holland Don Holland, his brother, family would have been in their parents and a cousin steerage class and would were immigrating from have gone down with the Birmingham to Canada. ship – but due to a haircut, Don was three years old the Holland family did Don Holland and had long curly hair and make a successful crossing dressed in a sailor’s suit for and a good life in Canada. his pre-immigration picture before When Don died 10 years ago, he proceeding to Canada. had only fringe around his head. Don’s father came home one night Bill Cameron, White Rock

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As costly as the gun registry Editor: An open letter to South Surrey-White Rock-Cloverdale MP Russ Hiebert. I am writing to you today to express my concern towards your private member’s Bill C-377, and to ask you and the government drop this proposed legislation. There are numerous reasons as to why this legislation does not deserve the support of any political party; however, I would like to focus on one specific issue – the cost to taxpayers. This bill will be very costly for the government to administer, and it will cost taxpayers a lot of money. There are 25,000 union organizations, and internal divisions of union organizations in Canada that will have to file incredibly detailed reports under this bill. All those reports will have to be processed. Furthermore, there will be a huge cost to government to develop all of the regulations needed to enact the legislation, to develop and prepare all the required forms, instruction booklets, training and software programs to file, receive and process the information. In addition to the millions of dollars it will cost to prepare for the enactment of this legislation, there will be ongoing costs in the millions – even perhaps billions – for the government because processing these reports will require many full-time staff, including auditors, accountants, lawyers and administrative workers.

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Far greater losses than athletics Editor: Re: School sports seasons ‘on thin ice,’ April 10. I read with interest your story about school sports but would like to point out to your readers that while after-school sports programs certainly help make school a more enjoyable place for students and teachers, cancelling them does not kill a school. In fact, cancelling them, while undesirable, does far less damage to public education than the persistent refusal by government to listen to what teachers say about learning conditions and adequate support for all types of students. Underfunded programs and disregard for teachers’ professional judgment about the state of education is far more likely to kill a school than withdrawal of an after-school sports program. Unfortunately, disregard for teachers’ professional judgment appears to be the order of the day. Collectively, B.C. teachers spend over 37 million hours in school classrooms each year. The last time I looked, B.C. politicians spent none. Yet Bill 22 – known as the Education Improvement Act – was written by politicians without any consultation with teachers. Sadly, one of the results of Bill 22 is that teachers will have less say in how our children are educated. I cannot see how this will lead to an improvement in education. Not one teacher I know is enthusiastic about the prospect of cutting back on voluntary activities. Yet as programs and services to students in the classroom continue to be cut, teachers need to choose where best to direct their time, energy and training: to the

increasing pressures of over-crowded classrooms or to extra sports and leisure activities. Finally, I’d like to point out that the BC Teachers’ Federation is a democratically run organization and most teachers are not at odds with union decisions, since recommendations such as cutting out extracurricular activities are put forth by the union always have been, and will continue to be, voted on by the teachers themselves. Parents are encouraged to talk to their children’s teachers about their decision to participate or not in extracurricular activities, and how Bill 22 will impact B.C. students for years to come. Donald Fleming, White Rock

Relationship damaged Reading again about the actions of one of our “we want” societies – after one year of talking, those less able to assist them are paying the price. Indeed, school coaches are volunteer positions, but so what. Many people volunteer in different organizations and never get paid and rarely receive a reward. For the teachers, so visible, coaching is a way to build a relationship, which is damaged by this attitude of showing that education is also a way to demonstrate to get something under “we want” socialistic tone, a direction large parts of the world are suffering from. The negative view among the people is getting larger as its militant record keeps rising. Suan. H. Booiman, White Rock

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Alto tops talent showcase Fine Dining By the Sea Winner of the Diamond in the Rock youth talent contest is wellknown rock singer-songwriter Tommy Alto. Second place went to singer Olivia Torrie, and third place to classical violinist Julie Lin in the contest finals, held Saturday evening at Blue Frog Studios. An Earl Marriott student, Alto, 17, is noted for his powerful vocals and dynamic stage presence. A former Ocean Park Idol winner, he also took top spot in last year’s Surrey Youth Recognition Awards. Torrie, 15, an Elgin Park student, has been singing in public since

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pop sensation, Adele. Lin, 13, a Grade 7 student at White Rock Elementary, is the youngest member of the Surrey Youth Orchestra, playing at a Royal Conservatory Grade 10 level. She was the B.C. silver medallist in Royal Conservatory standings in 2010, and the same year received three gold medals and a scholarship at the Kiwanis Festival. Alto won a bursary of some $1,000 from the Kiwanis and the Roadhouse Grille, as well as recording time from Blue Frog and Turtle Studios, plus coaching and promotional packages.

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Emergency crews – including Surrey firefighters and paramedics – were called to the Old Curio Shop in South Surrey Thursday morning after a man became stuck in a staircase in the residence on the north side of the property. One ambulance and at least four firefighters were on the scene shortly before 9 a.m., where they could be seen coming and going from the cluttered yard on the north side of the property, 1430 King George Blvd., which includes a residence. No one was injured, and initial reports that someone had become trapped under fallen debris were false, according to a Surrey fire department


spokesperson, who added that the man involved was believed to be the owner of the shop. Back in December, City of Surrey bylaw officers, responding to complaints regarding the tidiness of the property, visited the Old Curio Shop – which has become well-known through the years for its floorto-ceiling collection of second-hand items – and cleared debris and dying blackberry bushes from the front and south side of the site. At the time, Surrey manager of bylaw enforcement and licensing Ed Warzel told Peace Arch News that his department “have been dealing with the owner of this property since 2009.”


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A man accused of killing his wife during a brazen daytime attack at her workplace last summer has been ordered to stand trial in B.C. Supreme Court. Manmeet Singh, 27, was charged with first-degree murder last July after the stabbing death of 24-year-old Ravinder Kaur Bhangu. His trial was ordered after a three-day preliminary hearing in Surrey Provincial Court last week. Police were called to the Sach Di Awaaz Newspaper office near 128 Street and 82 Avenue on the morning of July 28, 2011. Witnesses at the time reported see-

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and assault with a weapon in relation to injuries suffered by a man who attempted to intervene in the deadly attack. Bhangu and Singh had been married since 2009, but friends said the couple had separated a few months before the murder. The victim’s parents and immediate family live in India. The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said there was no indication the attack had anything to do with the newspaper where Bhangu worked as an administrative assistant. She was also a Giddha (folk dance) instructor at a local Punjabi arts club. Singh’s next court date is May 3 in New Westminster Supreme Court.

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Notice of Temporary Industrial Use Permit The Council of the City of Surrey proposes to pass a resolution to issue a Temporary Industrial Use Permit, pursuant to the provisions of the Local Government Act, at the Regular Council-Public Hearing meeting in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 14245 - 56 Avenue, Surrey, B.C., on Monday, April 23, 2012, commencing at 7:00 p.m.. PERMIT NO. 7911-0193-00 APPLICANT: 527599 B.C. Ltd. c/o Pacific Land Group (Oleg Verbenkov) #101, 7485 - 130 Street Surrey, BC V3W 1H8 ADDRESS: 11078 Bridge Road PURPOSE: To allow for the development of a temporary lumber reloading facility and ancillary office for a period not to exceed two (2) years. DEVELOPMENT LOCATION MAP

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Surrey man admits to killing wife A Surrey man has admitted he killed his wife two years ago. Kamaljit Singh Dhanoa, 35, pleaded guilty in New Westminster Supreme Court Monday morning to manslaughter in connection with the death of

his 32-year-old spouse, Tejinder Kaur Dhanoa, in January 2010. Tejinder was initially reported missing, but police discovered her body at the family home near 130 Street and English Place in Newton the next day.

Kamaljit had been charged with second-degree murder, but pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of manslaughter. Monday was to be the first day of his trial. His sentencing is now scheduled for July 20.

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t 20 minutes to midnight, April 14, 1912, passengers aboard the Titanic felt a distinct and troubling bump. The disturbance felt like a train pulling into a station, according to one survivor, whose parents had the good sense to locate the nearest lifeboat and stay there. Billed as “unsinkable,” the grand ship – on her heralded maiden voyage – hit an iceberg in the unforgiving North Atlantic, allowing the sea to breach the watertight compartments supposed to make her safe. Two hours and 40 minutes later, she sank beneath the waves, claiming 1,503 lives. Within minutes, the vessel lay broken in two nearly four kilometres below on the ocean floor, lost but not forgotten until her rediscovery more than 70 years later. A new exhibit that opened this week at the Surrey Museum – in time for the 100th anniversary of the disaster – puts visitors aboard the Titanic in a way you might never have thought possible. Unsinkable: Remembering the Titanic, 1912-2012, is presented by the Surrey Museum, fashion historian Ivan Sayers and the Johnson GeoCentre of Newfoundland and Labrador. The exhibit runs until June 12. It seems the only thing grander and more superlative than the Titanic itself is the legend that surrounds her. A century later, the story still fascinates. For one thing, there was her sheer scale – 11 storeys high, weighing more the 46,000

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The Titanic departs England on her maiden voyage across the North Atlantic April 10, 1912. The ship sank two days later after colliding with an iceberg. tons, she was the largest passenger ship on the seas at the time. Built at a shipyard in Belfast, Ireland through the labours of 15,000 workers at a cost of $7.5 million, the Titanic was the world’s most luxurious ocean liner. First and third class (or “steerage”) accommodations on board the “Ship of Dreams” have been recreated for the Surrey exhibit, largely using materials from the museum’s collection, underscoring the rigid

class divisions of the day as well as what it meant to travel in style. Second class on the Titanic matched first class on any other liner – the original “super-elite” travelling class. First Class suites, within reach of only the wealthiest, boasted private promenades, two bedrooms, closets and private washrooms. First Class amenities also featured Turkish baths and saunas, a well-appointed gymnasium with fitness instructors and sublime dining hall.

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Third Class passengers – most about to start new lives in North America – were fortunate to enjoy electricity, heat, and running water in their considerably more spartan cabins, outfitted with bunk beds. Required by U.S. law, their quarters were separated by steel gates from the rest of the ship but their accommodations weren’t lacking in amenities and amusing diversions, as visitors to the Surrey Museum will discover. Clothing assembled from the museum’s and fashion historian Ivan Sayers’ collection is also featured, revealing what constituted proper cruise wear on transatlantic voyages in the early 20th century for both middleand upper-class passengers. Then there was the enormity of the tragedy: there weren’t enough lifeboats for all 2,200 passengers and crew. Whether it was denial about the seriousness of the situation – or incompetence – many lifeboats were lowered at less than full capacity. Just over 700 people survived. Museum-goers can flip through a list of all the passengers and crew who were aboard. The story of the Titanic also contains an integral element for today’s celebrityobsessed culture – a passenger list that boasted the most prominent American names of the day, including John Jacob Astor, a Guggenheim, a Macy’s department store owner and the “unsinkable” Margaret (Molly) Brown, a Denver millionairess and philanthropist who urged her fellow lifeboat passengers to row back to save more lives.  see page A12

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Various Titanic events scheduled  from page A11 Once safely aboard the rescue vessel RMS Carpathia, Brown rallied donations for surviving widows and orphans, earning a place in musical theatre and movie history. There’s even a British Columbian connection – railway magnate Sir Charles Melville Hays, an American Montrealer with a Titanic-sized vision for Prince Rupert as the terminus of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, complete with a grandiose hotel and shipping port. He, too, perished on the Titanic, putting Prince Rupert’s destiny on hold. Programs for families and children will be available throughout the duration of the exhibit. On Saturday, April 14, Ivan Sayers presents Titanic Tea and Fashion, a slide presentation and talk profiling the clothing the fashion-savvy passengers wore aboard the Titanic. On Friday, June 8, parents and young children are invited to Titanic Ladies or Titanic Gentleman, preschooler sessions on the discovery and clothing of the Edwardian Era. Winnipeg-bound Eva Hart, who was just seven years old that terrible, cold night awaiting rescue, lived a long life, but her father’s was cut short. After

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Frost Road Elementary students look at a first-class cabin recreated for the Titanic exhibit. Right, a display of the ships’ third-class (or ‘steerage’) accommodations. ushering his wife and daughter into the lifeboat, he bade them farewell. Obeying the mores of a civilized age of travel, it was women and children first. For more information, call 604592-6956 or visit heritage. The Surrey Museum, located at 17710 56A Ave., is open Tuesdays to Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to 5:50 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Sundays, Mondays and statutory holidays.



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Take a lesson from China W hile Canada and China is now the world leader China have some in installed wind power capacity things in common – but about one-third of this size, climate and topographic capacity cannot be connected to variation across the the national grid and so, Roy Strang country, aspirations for presently, is of little local a green economy plus a value. separatist-minded region As Canada strives to – they differ significantly develop renewable and in population and in non-polluting power governance. sources, that’s a useful China’s top-down lesson and a trap to be oligarchy, so different avoided. from Canada’s China is a major democracy, has enabled producer of solar it to push ahead with photovoltaic (SPV) green technology equipment, but it is development, and it is largely produced for in this area that Canada export, and domestic can perhaps learn from SPV capacity is only the Chinese experience. weakly developed. There’s a Goals have been set for long road ahead before it can most aspects of sustainable significantly lessen dependence development along with a longon coal-fired power with its term green vision for the country attendant intractable pollution but it has become apparent that and worker safety problems. plans and a vision are ineffective Difficult pollution issues without a clear and appropriate in the SPV industry can be implementation plan. traced to inadequate regulation Canadians have to rely on nonand implementation of governmental organizations to environmental control measures do much of the environmental and to lack of communication sleuthing which Environment and co-ordination amongst Canada is no longer staffed to national, provincial and local perform and, too frequently, governments. barred from discussing findings National policies have even when they have already sometimes been subverted in published in reputable journals. the interests of short-term local The internationally respected initiatives. Can we here boast journal, Nature, has recently a universally smooth working complained about this censoring. relationship between Ottawa and

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the provinces? China lags in research and development, as is often said about Canada, and so the newest ttechnologies must be brought in at high costs. It is also weak in its basic statistics for economic and social structures and, where they are available, data are often unreliable and untrustworthy. Here in Canada, our nationwide census has recently been compromised so we, too, may face the problem having only unreliable data for planners. Markets and marketing in China are much under the control of politics. The firm, though bureaucratic, government control system in place could make it fairly straight-forward to develop a green market economy and to promote public endorsement and acceptance. Our system leaves much of this to industry. China is a leader in renewable energy development and is likely to evolve even further. How do we compare today and how will we compare or compete in years to come? Advances in its green-energy program may well lessen its demand for tarsands oil; is this fiscally-bad and environmentally-good news for Western Canada? Dr. Roy Strang writes monthly on the environment for the Peace Arch News.

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Hell-raiser inspires ‘a little bit of peace’ Alex Browne


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hey’ve gone from raising a little hell to inspiring a little peace. White Rock’s Ra McGuire, singer-songwriter of the iconic Canadian rock band Trooper (whose hits include “Raise A Little Hell”), and his wife Debbie, who spearheaded the campaign to establish a fine arts program at White Rock Elementary, are to receive special recognition for inspiring cultural harmony and championing the arts in education. The couple will receive the Torch Bearer Award – sponsored by the international World Harmony Run – April 25 at Peace Arch Park. “The McGuires have made the world a better place through their heartfelt commitment to bringing people together and sharing the gift of peace through music,” World Harmony Run executive director Salil Wilson said. “We’re grateful to be included among the illustrious recipients of the Torch Bearer Award,” commented Debbie McGuire, whose campaigning helped lead to the creation of Surrey’s Intensive Fine Arts Program, first such in the school district.

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White Rock’s Ra McGuire and wife Debbie will be the recipients of the Torch Bearer Award on April 25.

“Each of us has a significant and important role to play in this world – not only in ‘raising a

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Past recipients of the Torch Bearer Award include music producer and entrepreneur

Russell Simon, sports legend Billie Jean King and Slovenian head of state Dr. Danilo Turk. The bi-annual run, founded in 1987 by peace visionary Sri Chinmoy, now stands as the world’s longest global relay, covering more than 45,000 miles in more than 100 countries. Since it began, runners have logged enough miles to circle the earth 13 times. In the run’s 25th anniversary year, the run’s Canadian team will cover 2,755 km in relays across the country, while parallel runs will take place throughout North and South America, Europe, Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Asia. More important than the distance covered is the slogan ‘harmony begins with me’ and the message of cross-cultural understanding, self-esteem and positive learning environments that the run brings to children in schools, daycamps and athletic organizations in every community along each run route. Among luminaries who have held the World Harmony Run torch are South African president Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Russian president Mikhail Gorbachev and Mother Theresa.


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For people who are looking to get in shape for the flip-flop weather, Matt suggests going to professionals to find the right fit for your shoe, and don’t be hesitant to spend some extra money to get the one best suited for you. “People use a $40 pair of athletic shoes, rather than actually going out and getting one of the few pieces of equipment you need to be active, which is quality and activity-appropriate footwear,” he said. “It’s amazing the money people throw at gym memberships, exercise equipment and supplements every month, but balk at spending $130 on a shoe that will last them one year.” Matt said there are a couple of easy tests for making sure your shoes are good quality: a twist test and a flex test. “If your shoes can be wrung around like a dish rag, that’s the equivalent for your feet of driving around with flat tires for your car,” he said, about the twist test. “For the flex test, bend the shoes at the toes to check where it flexes. Your foot bends at the toes, so that’s where the shoe should bend. It just makes sense.”


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Deal with seasonal change A change in weather can mean a change in what your body needs. Debbie Malick, owner of Country Sun Natural Foods, says that as the weather warms up, more fresh fruit and vegetables are readily available, giving another added incentive to stock up on the nutrients they store. “Eat veggies and lettuces in the spring and summer and during the winter take wheat grass or blue-green algae. The one thing I really recommend for everyone is to eat greens. They help the body in so many ways, including hair, skin, nails and internal organs.” For the most part, Debbie said most concerns in the springtime relate to allergies. She suggests using a supplement, such as Quercetin, AllerEase or Immuno-Care. “Boy, do those work really, really well,” she said. “When everything is blooming, it can cause all sorts of issues for people. These will help.” If changing up your diet is something you’re looking into, Debbie said to make sure you do one thing at a time. For example, if a gluten-free diet is something being tested, don’t cut out dairy at the same time. “Don’t go into your cupboard and throw everything out,” she said. “Change one thing at a time. It’s a bit of trial and error, but that’s why you ask us. We eat it all. “We don’t carry every brand and there is a reason why. We pick the really good ones.” Dr. Caleb Ng, from MountainView Wellness Centre, suggests a spring cleanse to get ready for the seasonal change. “It helps to eat a lot cleaner, cutting down on carbs, increasing green leafy vegetables and




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Something to smile about With the month of May just around the corner, people will begin the process of spring cleaning. But it’s not just messy rooms and garages that need to be focused on. For people who are looking for a way to refresh their look, teeth whitening can be the best bet. Brightening your smile is a non-invasive way to instantly boost confidence and look younger, said local dentist, Dr. Sandra Finch. “Whitening is a great thing to do. It promotes a sense of well-being and research shows that white teeth are perceived as healthy and youthful,” she said. “It’s also very safe and economical, as opposed to other cosmetic procedures.” There are many avenues to go down if you are looking to whiten your smile, including in-office whitening offered by your dentist. Sandra recommends going to a dentist to achieve the best results in a safe and professional environment with the added bonus being that a dentist can also keep an eye out for any oral issues. “Whitening can be a part of a bigger treatment plan. First, we look at the bite, then look for tooth decay, then we can whiten teeth and replace any fillings that need to be changed,” she said. “You can also get your oral health exam and observation done at the same time.” For those who are concerned with sensitivity, Sandra said the results can vary from no sensitivity at all to lots. The best way to figure out if whitening is the best choice is by speaking to an oral health care professional, who can also adjust the whitening process to suit your needs by blocking off certain areas. “Let’s say the neck of the tooth is sensitive, a dentist can ensure that the gel is more



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news B.C. among ‘pretty elite’ group with strong credit, says Falcon

Investors don’t mind HST failure Tom Fletcher Black Press

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Even with billion-dollar deficits to back out of the harmonized sales tax, Kevin Falcon is getting a warm reception as he makes the annual finance minister’s tour of major banks and bond rating agencies. Reached in Toronto between stops in New York and Chicago, Falcon said Thursday’s AAA credit rating reports by Moody’s Investors Services and Standard and Poor’s show that B.C. continues to compare favourably to other jurisdictions emerging from the 2008-09 recession. “In a world of great uncertainty, we’re part of a pretty elite, small club, a shrinking club of jurisdictions that enjoy the strongest possible credit rating,” The Surrey-Cloverdale MLA said. “There is a lot of investment interest in British Columbia.” B.C. started its fiscal year April 1 with

a deficit expected to be $969 million, returning to a $154 million surplus by 2013-14 and a spring election. “The province’s plan to balance its budget by 2013-14 is feasible given its track record of effective fiscal management,” Moody’s said in its credit rating report. Falcon said B.C.’s growing Asia trade is looked on favourably by bankers and private investors, which he has lined up a series of meetings with this week. They notice projected spending limited to two per cent overall, and a record of meeting budget targets, he said. Ontario is collecting HST revenues, but aims to take until 2017-18 to get get its $16 billion deficit back into the black. Moody’s warned Ontario in December of a possible credit rating downgrade if it fails to meet that target, a change that would increase government borrowing costs.


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TAURUS You will receive some interesting invitations to go out, even in the middle of the week. There are plenty of people you would love to see again, and this might be the opportunity to do so.

GEMINI Professional and family responsibilities seem to take up most of your time this week. Fortunately, good friends are always available to help you out.

CANCER Lady Luck will manifest herself in a spectacular way. In fact, you will find yourself miraculously in the lead, perhaps professionally or athletically.

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The licence would also cover an adults-only lounge adjacent to the theatre. Ontario, Alberta and Manitoba already have similar licences. Jeremy Bator, president of the Motion Picture Theatre Association of B.C., praised the move. “These changes will have a positive impact on so many levels, including increased jobs, a better guest experience and a more level playing field in the increasingly competitive landscape of entertainment in Canada,” he said.

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The B.C. government has created a new liquor licence that allows theatres to serve alcohol during movie showings. Rich Coleman, the cabinet minister responsible for B.C. liquor and gambling policy, says the change will get rid of red tape for theatres that could get a licence to serve alcohol for live events, but couldn’t show movies in the same place. The new licence will allow the-

atres to serve drinks in the lobby, but patrons won’t be able to take drinks to their movie seat unless the room is adults-only. Coleman said unlike the stands at a hockey game or out in a well-lit lobby, it’s difficult for operators to see if minors are sneaking drinks in a dark theatre. A multiplex cinema now has the option of designating one theatre for adults only and serving drinks, an approach that has caught on in other jurisdictions along with larger seats and tables.

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Parents need more help, says Board of Trade The Surrey Board of Trade (BOT) time at home, because it now takes is calling for low-cost daycare, fam- two adults to earn what one income ily-friendly workplace rules and often did a generation ago, the more government support for par- paper says. ents, especially those with newborn They are squeezed for income, children. because housing prices A position paper released increased 149 per cent in by the board on business BC since 1976. and families calls for a “new And they are squeezed deal” for families to make it for services such as child easier for working parents care, which often cost the to raise their kids. equivalent of a second It’s simply good busimortgage. ness, says BOT CEO Anita The position paper notes Huberman. that UNICEF ranks Canada “Parents are an integral Anita Huberman among the worst industripart of the labour market,” board of trade alized countries for adaptHuberman says. ing policy to the declining “The business commustandard of living for the nity pays a price when employees generations raising young children. with young kids bring their time “The work-life conflict experiand service squeeze to their jobs.” enced by parents raising young chilToday’s parents are squeezed for dren today is costly for employers,”


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ing the generation raising young children. Its recommendations include: • Reform the child care subsidy system so that parents pay no more than $10 a day (full-time) and $7 a day (part-time) and making it free for families earning less than $40,000 a year. Provide funding for ample caregivers on site so that children spend their time in developmentally stimulating activities and play, including children with extra support needs. • Tax incentives to support employers to develop family-friendly workplaces with things like Family Responsibility Leaves. • A healthy child check-in and parenting support program during a child’s first 18 months. • Extend parental leave beyond 12 months.


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absent workers or hire/re-train new employees for those who leave. It’s an concern in Surrey, a young city adding 900 new families per month, the board document says. The BOT position paper points to statistics from the 2011 Child Care Gap Assessment by the Children’s Partnership of Surrey-White Rock that show Surrey has only nine licensed child care spaces for every 100 children under six years of age. Surrey and Langley have the lowest ratio of spaces to children (compared to West Vancouver which has 25 spaces for every 100 children and Vancouver with 18 spaces for every 100 children). The Surrey Board of Trade paper says provincial and federal governments needs to address the time, income and service squeeze fac-


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Pocket dials from cellphones are being blamed for most of the more than 100,000 bogus 911 calls that took up operators’ time last year. An analysis of call statistics found 10 per cent of more than one million 911 calls received by the E-Comm regional emergency communications centre were dialed by mistake in 2011. E-Comm estimates more than 70,000 of those calls – 200 per day – were “pocket dials” in which cellphones in a pocket or purse dialed 911 by mistake. Growing use of smart phones are behind the increase as they now account for 58 per cent of 911 call volume – an all-time high and up 10 per cent in four years. E-Comm is asking the public to cut down on pocket calls by using keylocks, storing cell phones in protective cases and not preprogramming 911 into any phone.

Huberman says. “The result is higher absenteeism rates for this group of employees, greater turnover, and increased use of extended health benefits – all of which employers pay for.” In the absence of policy that responds to the declining standard of living for generations raising young children, costs are now displaced on to business, the paper states. It calculates the work-life conflict among employees with preschool age children costs the BC business community in excess of $600 million per year, and the Canadian business community in excess of $4 billion. Health Canada estimates that when work and family demands collide, it costs businesses up to $10 billion a year to cover the cost of

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With this ring I thee wed... and generate 20 tons of waste White Rock gets a chance to go green by recycling their old gold this week

No one wants a guilty conscience on their wedding day, but most people are unaware that the production of a single gold wedding band creates at least twenty tons of waste and thirteen pounds of toxic emissions. That's right, that gleaming ring on your finger is not the result of the hard day's work of a bearded old prospector panning for gold, but the product of toxic chemistry. Because most of the world's large gold veins have been tapped out, miners are now resorting to chemical processes to leech small amounts of gold out of the earth. Large, open pit mines are created by blasting out the earth. The extracted ore is pulverized and then treated with a toxic chemical solution to separate the gold from the rock. Irresponsible mining practices in developing countries make this process extremely dangerous to the environment. Some of the largest mine sites move over half a million tons of earth per day, leaving scars on the earth that can be seen from space. Waste laced with thousands of tons of cyanide is being dumped into rivers and oceans. Yes, you read that correctly- cyanide, the same poison used for the mass murder of millions in the gas chambers during the holocaust. In 2000, a spill of 100,000 tons of toxic

waste from a gold mine in Romania cut off water supply to 2.5 million people and killed nearly every single fish in the surrounding area. But these accidents aren't just occurring in developing countries; in 2008 metal mining was the number one toxic polluter in the United States accounting for over 80% of arsenic, mercury and lead releases. The good news? Gold has an amazing propensity for recycling.

Most people are amazed at how much the gold that has been gathering dust in their jewellery box is actually worth. -Elli Reilander, The Gold Recyclers

"Old gold can be melted down, refined, and brought back into the market as new jewellery or even computer parts" says Elli Reilander, a gold-recycling representative for The Gold Recyclers- a family-run company bringing their services to malls all across Canada. "Recycling your old gold jewellery is a great way to do your part for the environment and make some extra cash while the price of gold is so high," says Reilander, "Most people are amazed

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Some good items to recycle are broken chains, single earrings, pendants, damaged rings, items with missing stones and anything that you simply don’t wear anymore.

at how much the gold that has been gathering dust in their jewellery box is actually worth!" Gold recycling is not a new thing. In fact, The Gold Recyclers, who are based out of Sidney, B.C, have been in the gold-buying business for over 20 years. "It is only in the past year and a half, when the value of gold really started climbing, that we've been able to take to the road." says Reilander, "People are starting to view their old gold jewellery as an investment that they can sell when the time is right." The timing couldn't be better for The Gold Recyclers' 5 day gold-buying

event at the Ocean Promenade Hotel here in White Rock. Those who want to take advantage of the high price of gold and do their part for the environment are encouraged to come down to the Ocean Promenade Hotel on Marine Dr. this Thursday through Monday (April 19th-23rd), where The Gold Recyclers will be buying gold at their kiosk just off the hotel’s main lobby. Bring your broken or unused old gold necklaces, earrings, pendants, bracelets, rings and even dental gold. Their professional and experienced staff will sort your

gold by karat using a chemical assay, weigh it out, and give you an estimate based on the day's top market value of gold. If you are satisfied with your quote, they will write you a cheque on the spot. No appointments are necessary, just walk in with your old gold and leave richer. So, avoid a guilty conscience and recycle your gold. Who knows? Someday your old gold might be slipped onto someone's ring finger as a brand new wedding band, while their fiancée vows, "With this ring I thee wed... and save our earth from twenty tons of waste".

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Men’s premier soccer squad loses to Surrey

PAU ousted in first round Nick Greenizan Sports Reporter

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Peace Arch’s Liam Breen (left) battles for position – and for the ball – with Surrey’s Vince Stewart Saturday, during the first round of the Provincial Cup. Surrey won the game 5-1, and advances to the second round.

Sometimes you get the bounces, sometimes you don’t. And members of Peace Arch United’s premier men’s soccer team know that as well as anyone after they were bounced from Provincial Cup contention Saturday, after a 5-1 first-round loss to their crosstown foes, Surrey United Firefighters. The four-goal margin of victory was not indicative of the closeness of the game, Peace Arch United manager John Collins insisted, but a few suspect calls went against his squad early, and they weren’t able to recover. For the first 25 minutes of the game, the teams battled to a scoreless draw, but Surrey took a 1-0 lead on a goal that hit a Surrey’s players hand – and changed direction – and snuck past Peace Arch goalkeeper Gyrish Kanaih, who was moving the opposite direction. Seven minutes later, Surrey made it 2-0 on a play that Collins said was off-side. Peace Arch finally got on the scoreboard midway through the second half when Taki Vohalis beat the Surrey netminder, but by then Surrey had potted another two goals and it was 4-1. “It’s unfortunate, but it is what it is,” said Collins, who has also been a part-time player for the squad this season. “We were playing really well until (the first goal), but then a few things happen and all of a sudden you’re up against it. “But we aren’t going to complain about a couple of calls – we didn’t do enough to overcome them, and that’s why we lost, but when you think about all the what-ifs, and maybe a bounce or two that didn’t go your way, it’s tough to swallow.” From his view from the opposite side of the field,

Surrey United head coach Niall Thomson didn’t feel like the game was as tightly contested as Collins suggested, adding that Surrey simply wasn’t able to capitalize on some early chances. “I think the only thing close was the score. We had a lot of chances at the beginning, and they held in there for awhile, but eventually we were able to put them away,” he said. “We had a game plan, and we really wanted to pressure their back line, and were able to do that, and it worked out for us.” Surrey United now advances to the second round of the Provincial Cup. They play West Vancouver Sunday at Vancouver’s Ambleside Park. Earlier this season, West Van beat Surrey in extra time to capture the Imperial Cup. “We’ve had some good battles with them,” Thompson said. Meanwhile for Peace Arch, Collins is instead choosing to take the longview of his team’s fortunes, rather than stew over the end of the season. After five Pakenham Cup titles in eight years, this was to be a transition year for PAU, Collins said. And in that regard, the season was a successful one, as many young players were given more responsibilities as the season progressed. And, as he’s quick to point out, their season was not ended by an inferior team – Surrey United has been one of the Provincial Cup powerhouses for years. “In the moment, you want to win every single game you’re in, but sometimes you have to step back and realize you can’t win every single thing every year,” Collins said. “Sometimes you have to have these transitions, and this season gets us one step closer to getting back (to the top). “I fully believe we’ll be one of the most competitive teams next year.”







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sports White Rock beats Victoria Eagles 11-2

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It took a few games longer than they’d hoped, but the White Rock Tritons are finally on the board with a win. The BC Junior Baseball League squad, which had lost its first three games of the season heading into the weekend, earned a split on the road against the Victoria Eagles, losing the first game 5-4 before storming back in the second, winning 11-2. “It’s a bit of a relief, for sure,” said coach Russ Smithson. The Tritons’ now sport a 1-4 record. Last Tuesday, White Rock lost 4-0 to the Langley Blaze and didn’t manage a single hit off Langley pitcher Jon Bauer, who pitched the first no-hitter of the PBL season. A sixth game, which was slated for last Thursday in Coquitlam against the Reds, was rained out. Sunday’s win at Victoria’s Lambrick Park was keyed by a five-run third inning in which the Tritons managed four hits and the Eagles made one fielding error. The rally began when Connor Kenwood reached base on an error by the Victoria first baseman, then Tony Tabor doubled and Jackson Temple was intentionally walked to load the bases. The next batter, Brett Walker, also walked, scoring

Kenwood, and then Kevin Irving singled to score Tabor and Temple. Cody Didyk’s single cashed in Walker for the fourth run, and two batters later, Irving scored on a Tanner Sandstrom sacrifice fly. In the bottom half of the inning, Victoria responded with a single run – Sam Stevenson scored on a sequence that included a stolen base, ground-rule double and an error. Victoria made it 5-2 in the sixth inning, but the visiting Tritons exploded for six more runs in the top of the seventh inning to put the game out of reach. White Rock brought 13 batters to the plate in the seventh, scoring six runs off just three hits and a pair of Victoria fielding miscues. Veteran pitcher Adam Shumka went the distance for White Rock on the mound, striking out seven and walking just one in seven innings of work. Tabor and Joel Lamont lead the Tritons with one double apiece. White Rock was also successful on the basepaths, stealing six bags – led by three successful swipes from Temple, who also went 2-for-3 at the plate to improve his season batting-average to .462. White Rock nearly won the first game of the doubleheader, too. They led 4-1 until the sixth inning – thanks

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sports South Surrey softball players vie for spot on Canadian squad

Locals at national camp

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South Surrey’s Melanie Matthews (left) and Delta’s Jen Yee will participate in a Softball Canada selection camp in Oklahoma City in mid-June.

100 days to go The 100-day countdown to the Surrey-hosted BC Summer Games begins Thursday, with a torchlighting ceremony planned for Bear Creek Park. The event is scheduled to take place at the park (13750 88 Ave.) from 6:30-7:30 p.m. and will include appearances by Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts and other special guests. The BC Games will be held throughout Surrey from July 19-22. For more, visit

of the field crew. Additionally, any youth softball player, who is a member of Softball BC and is born between 1998 and 2001, can volunteer as an official batgirl for one of the tournament’s elite teams. Interested volunteers can find more information, and complete an online application form, at www. canadianopenfastpitch. com/volunteers/new. Each volunteer must commit to working a minimum of 20 hours during the event.

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Any young football players interested in Organizers of the getting a jump on the Canadian Open next season can stop by Fastpitch International the Rotary Club’s Pooch Championships are Parade on the Peninsula on the lookout for Sunday, where the volunteers White to lend at a Rock-South hand at this Surrey summer’s Titans event. Minor The Football prestigious Association women’s will be set fastpitch up. tournament, held The Titans are at Softball City and sponsors of the Pooch Cloverdale Athletic Park Parade and will have from June 30 until July a tent set up for pre9, will host more than registrations, and 80 teams from around sign-up forms for the the world. 2012 season will be Volunteers of all ages, available for pickup. skills and backgrounds The tent will be set are needed in a variety up from 10 a.m. until of capacities, from 1 p.m. For those not scorekeeping to security able to stop by Sunday, and parking, to helping additional registration out in ticket booths and sessions will be held at gates, or as a member April 28 and May 5.

A handful of local softball players have been invited to a Softball Canada selection camp June 15-22 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Twenty-six players have received an invitation to the camp, from which a women’s national team will be selected to compete at three major international tournaments. And among those 26 are a number of local stars, including infielder Jen Yee of North Delta, South Surrey outfielder Melanie Matthews, infielder Kelsey Bryant of Surrey, and former White

Rock Renegades Jocelyn Cater, Corrine Doornberg, Kelsey Haberl, Marina Demore and Paige Collings. Bryant, 21, is a graduate of Sullivan Heights Secondary and will be at her first national team camp. Both Yee and Matthews have been national team veterans since 2008, when they played at the Olympic Summer Games in Beijing, China. They’ve both also made numerous appearances locally with Team Canada, at Canadian Open

Fastpitch International Championships, formerly the Canada Cup. Seventeen players from the selection camp will form the national team, which will play at the US World Cup of Softball in Oklahoma City June 28 to July 2, the Canadian Open Fastpitch International Championship July 4-9 at Softball City in Surrey, and following their appearance on local turf, they’ll head to Whitehorse. for the Women’s World Championship, July 13-22. - Rick Kupchuk

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N OT I C E O F P U B L I C H E A R I N G - M O N DAY, A P R I L 2 3 , 2 012 The Council of the City of Surrey will hold a Public Hearing pursuant to the provisions of the Local Government Act, in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 14245 - 56 Avenue, Surrey, BC, on Monday, April 23, 2012, commencing at 7:00 p.m. Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17624 Application: 7911-0204-00

PROPOSAL: To rezone the site from “One-Acre Residential Zone (RA)” to “Comprehensive Development Zone (CD)”. The purpose of the rezoning is to permit the development of 41 townhouse units. B. Permitted Uses for By-law 17626 The Lands and structures shall be used for the following uses only, or for a combination of such uses: 1. Ground-oriented multiple unit residential buildings. 2. Child care centres, provided that such centres: (a) Do not constitute a singular use on the lot; and (b) Do not exceed a total area of 3.0 square metres [32 sq.ft.] per dwelling unit. DEVELOPMENT LOCATION MAP BY-LAW 17626

CIVIC ADDRESS: 6087 - 140 Street APPLICANT: Jasvir S. and Manjit K. Hayer c/o Citiwest Consulting Ltd. (Roger Jawanda) #101, 9030 King George Boulevard, Surrey, BC V3V 7Y3 PROPOSAL: To rezone the property from “One-Acre Residential Zone (RA)” to “Single Family Residential (12) Zone (RF-12)”. The purpose of the rezoning is to permit the development into 8 single family lots. DEVELOPMENT LOCATION MAP BY-LAW 17624

the businesses permitted; Restricted to a maximum number of: a. One dwelling unit in each principal building less than 2,800 square metres [30,000 sq. ft.] in floor area; b. Two dwelling units in each principal building of 2,800 square metres [30,000 sq. ft.] or greater in floor area; and c. Notwithstanding Sub-sections B.11 (f) iii.a. and iii.b., the maximum number shall be two dwelling units for lots less than 4.0 hectares [10 acres] in area and three dwelling units for lots equal to or greater than 4.0 hectares [10 acres] in area. iv. Restricted to a maximum floor area of: a. 140 square metres [1,500 sq. ft.] for one (first) dwelling unit on a lot and where a lot has been subdivided by a strata plan then there shall only be one 140-square metre [1,500- sq. ft.] dwelling unit within the strata plan; b. 90 square metres [970 sq. ft.] for each additional dwelling unit; and c. Notwithstanding Sub-sections B.11 (f) iv.a. and iv.b., the maximum floor area shall not exceed 33% of the total floor area of the principal building within which the dwelling unit is contained. (g) Sales of rebuilt vehicles less than 5,000 kilograms [11,023 lbs.] G.V.W. provided that: i. it is part of an automobile painting and body work business; ii. the number of rebuilt vehicles ready for sale shall not exceed 5 at any time; iii. the business operator holds a current and valid Motor Dealer’s certificate; and iv. the business operator is an approved Insurance Corporation of British Columbia Salvage Buyer. DEVELOPMENT LOCATION MAP BY-LAW 17613 iii.

Surrey Land Use Contract No. 38, Authorization By-law, 1973, No.4153, Partial Discharge By-law, 2012, No. 17613 Application: 7912-0050-00

Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17625 Application: 7911-0251-00 CIVIC ADDRESS: 15010 - 72 Avenue APPLICANT: Amandeep S. and Haneet K. Gill, Daljeet S. and Gurvinder K. Gill c/o Coastland Engineering & Surveying Ltd. (Michael Helle) #101, 19292 - 60 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3S 3M2 PROPOSAL: To rezone the property from “One-Acre Residential Zone (RA)” to “Single Family Residential (12) Zone (RF-12)”. The purpose of the rezoning is to permit subdivision into four single family residential small lots. DEVELOPMENT LOCATION MAP BY-LAW 17625

Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17626 Application: 7910-0100-00 CIVIC ADDRESS: 6156 and 6138 - 138 Street APPLICANT: 653294 B.C. Ltd. c/o Phoenix Construction Systems Ltd. (Nirmal Takhar) #103, 12889 - 84 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3W 0K5

CIVIC ADDRESS: 17950 Roan Place APPLICANT: Double V. Developments Ltd. c/o Paul Van Vliet #406, 13303 - 78 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3W 5B9 PROPOSAL: To discharge Land Use Contract No. 38 from the property to allow the underlying “Light Impact Industrial Zone (IL)” to regulate the site. B. Permitted Uses Light Impact Industrial Zone Land and structures shall be used for the following uses only, or for a combination of such uses: 1. Light impact industry. 2. Recycling depots provided that: (a) The use is confined to an enclosed building; and (b) The storage of used tires is prohibited. 3. Transportation industry. 4. Automotive service uses. 5. Automobile painting and body work. 6. Vehicle storage and parking facilities including truck parking and recreational vehicle storage. 7. General service uses limited to the following: (a) driving schools; and (b) industrial equipment rentals. (c) taxi dispatch offices; (d) industrial first aid training; and (e) trade schools. 8. Warehouse uses. 9. Distribution centres. 10. Office uses limited to the following: (a) Architectural and landscape architectural offices; (b) Engineering and surveying offices; (c) General contractor offices; (d) Government offices; and (e) Utility company offices. 11. Accessory uses including the following: (a) Coffee shops provided that the seating capacity shall not exceed 35 and the said coffee shop is not licensed by the Liquor Control and Licensing Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, chapter 267, as amended. (b) Recreation facilities, excluding go-kart operations, drag racing and rifle ranges; (c) Community services; (d) Assembly halls limited to churches, provided that: (i) the church does not exceed a total floor area of 700 square metres (7,500 sq. ft.); (ii) the church accommodates a maximum of 300 seats; and (iii) there is not more than one church on a lot. (e) Child care centres; and (f) Dwelling unit(s) provided that the dwelling unit(s) is (are): i. Contained within the principal building; ii. Occupied by the owner or a caretaker, for the protection of

Surrey Official Community Plan By-law, 1996, No. 12900, No. 316 Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17617 Surrey Land Use Contract No. 534, Authorization By-law, 1978, No.5737, Discharge By-law, 2012, No. 17618 Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17619 Application: 7911-0127-00 CIVIC ADDRESS: 19439 - 72 Avenue APPLICANT: 0829526 B.C. Ltd. c/o Hub Engineering Inc. (Mike Kompter) #101, 7485 - 130 Street, Surrey, BC V3W 1H8 PROPOSAL: By-law 17617 To redesignate the property from Suburban (SUB) to Urban (URB). By-law 17618 To discharge Land Use Contract No. 534 from the property to allow the underlying “One-Acre Residential Zone (RA)” to regulate the site. By-law 17619 To rezone the property from “One- Acre Residential Zone (RA)” to “Comprehensive Development Zone (CD)”. The purpose of the redesignation, Land Use Contract discharge and rezoning is to permit the development of four Manor Houses on four separate lots. Permitted Uses for By-law 17619 The Lands and structures shall be used for one (1) ground-oriented multiple unit residential building that contains a maximum of 4 dwelling units. Continued on next page

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CIVIC ADDRESS: 18269, 18289, Portions of 18319, 18333 and 18341 - 67 Avenue APPLICANT: Athwal Construction Inc., Fleetwood Commerce Court Inc., Svend and Kathleen Hansen c/o Hunter Laird Engineering Ltd. (Clarence Arychuk) #300, 65 Richmond Street, New Westminster, BC V3L 5P5 PROPOSAL: To rezone 18269, 18289 - 67 Avenue, portion of 18319 - 67 (shown as Block 1) and a portion of 18341 - 67 Avenue (shown as Block 5) from “One Acre Residential Zone (RA)” and a portion of 18333 - 67 Avenue (shown as Block 4) from “Single Family Residential Zone (RF)” to “Single Family Residential (12) Zone (RF-12)” and a portion of 18333 - 67 Avenue (shown as Block 3) from “Single Family Residential Zone (RF)” to “One-Acre Residential Zone (RA)”. The purpose of the rezoning is to permit subdivision into approximately 36 single family lots in North Cloverdale West. DEVELOPMENT LOCATION MAP BY-LAW 17622

DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT To vary “Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000”, as amended, Part 17A, Section H.6, as follows: (a) To permit vehicle access to a double garage (two vehicles parked side by side) from the fronting street on a Type 1 corner lot for proposed Lot 13. The purpose of the rezoning and development variance permit is to permit the development of 6 semi-detached lots (Blocks B and D) and 6 additional single family lots (Block E) (remainder of the site, Blocks A and C, to remain in the existing zone). DEVELOPMENT LOCATION MAP BY-LAW 17628

Surrey Official Community Plan By-law, 1996 No. 12900, No. 317 Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17620 Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17621 Application: 7911-0140-00 CIVIC ADDRESS: 6455 - 196 Street and 19559 - 64 Avenue APPLICANT: Manorlane Homes Inc. c/o Focus Architecture Incorporated (Colin A. Hogan) #109, 1528 McCallum Road, Abbotsford, BC V2S 8A3 PROPOSAL: By-law 17620 To redesignate the site from Urban (URB) to Multiple Residential (RM). By-law 17621 To rezone the site from “One-Acre Residential Zone (RA)” to “Comprehensive Development Zone (CD)”. The purpose of the redesignation and rezoning is to permit the development of three, 4-storey apartment buildings (approximately 176 units) one of which will be a mixed-use building. B. Permitted Uses for By-law 17621 The Lands and structures shall be used for the following uses only, or for a combination of such uses: 1. Multiple unit residential buildings and ground-oriented multiple residential buildings. 2. The following uses are permitted at the base of a multiple unit residential building provided that the gross floor area of each individual business does not exceed 370 square metres [4,000 sq.ft.]: (a) Retail stores excluding adult entertainment stores, auction houses and secondhand stores and pawnshops; (b) Personal service uses limited to barbershops, beauty parlours, cleaning and repair of clothing and shoe repair shops; (c) Eating establishments excluding drive-through restaurants; (d) Office uses excluding social escort services and methadone clinics; (e) General service uses excluding funeral parlours, drive-through banks and vehicle rentals; (f) Indoor recreational facilities; (g) Community services; and (h) Child care centres. DEVELOPMENT LOCATION MAP BY-LAW 17620/17621

Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2004, No. 15279, Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17614 Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17623 Application: 7911-0264-00 CIVIC ADDRESS: 18268 - 68 Avenue APPLICANT: Jaycey Investments Limited c/o Hunter Laird Engineering Ltd. (Clarence Arychuk) #300, 65 Richmond Street, New Westminster, BC V3L 5P5 PROPOSAL: To rezone the property from “Half-Acre Residential Zone (RH)” to “Single Family Residential (12) Zone (RF-12)”. The purpose of the rezoning is to permit subdivision into approximately 5 single family lots. DEVELOPMENT LOCATION MAP BY-LAW 17623

Application: 7912-0031-00 CIVIC ADDRESS: 2640 - 152 Street (also shown as 2670 - 152 Street and 2655 King George Blvd) APPLICANT: Benuzzo and Carmela Santelli and Rosanna Santelli c/o True North Management Inc. (Janet Gulbransen) #109, 7938 - 128 Street, Surrey, BC V3W 4E8 PROPOSAL: To amend “Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2004, No. 15279”, Part 2, Section B “Permitted Uses” by deleting Sub-section B.1.(a) and inserting a new Sub-section B.1(a). This by-law amendment will ensure the proposed small-scale drug store is operated in conjunction with a medical office. Permitted Uses for By-law 17614 Section B.1(a) “1. (a) Retail stores: i. Including a pharmacy provided: a. The pharmacy not exceed a total gross floor area of 93 square metres [1,000 sq.ft.]; b. The pharmacy is an accessory use only to offices of medical doctors who are licensed with the College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the gross floor area of the medical doctors’ offices is a minimum of 418 square metres [4,500 sq.ft.]; c. There is not more than one pharmacy on a lot; and d. The pharmacy is contained in the same principal building as the medical doctors’ offices. ii. Excluding the following: a. Adult entertainment stores; b. Auction houses; and c. Secondhand stores and pawnshops;” DEVELOPMENT LOCATION MAP BY-LAW 17614

Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17628 Application: 7911-0249-00

Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17622 Application: 7911-0163-00

CIVIC ADDRESS: 6739 - 184 Street and 18375 - 67 Avenue APPLICANT: Lois Jeffrey c/o Citiwest Consulting Ltd. (Roger Jawanda) #101, 9030 King George Boulevard, Surrey, BC V3V 7Y3 PROPOSAL: Blocks B and D To rezone a portion of 6739 - 184 Street and a portion of 18375 - 67 Avenue from “One-Acre Residential Zone (RA)” to “Semi-Detached Residential Zone (RF-SD)”. Block E To rezone a portion of 18375 - 67 Avenue from “One-Acre Residential Zone (RA)” to “Single Family Residential (12) Zone (RF-12)”.

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lifestyles Tuesday ■ Free Chronic Pain Self Management Workshops begin April 17, six sessions ending May 22 1–3:30 p.m., Centre for Active Living. To register, call 604-940-1273. ■ Surrey Historical Society meeting, April 17, 10 a.m. downstairs meeting room, Surrey Archives Building, 17671 56 Ave. ■ VACC Surrey/White Rock Committee bicycle route/signage planning meeting April 28, 7 p.m. at Newton Seniors’ Centre, 13775 70 Ave, Activity Room #2. ■ The Female Litigant April 24, 7 p.m. at Victory Memorial Park, 14831 28 Ave. Contact: www. or 604538-1477.

each, minimum order of six. Call 604-535-3184 to order, email Lmaudsley@, or pick up forms at the branch, 2643 128 St. ■ Musica Intima on April 20, 8 p.m. at First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave. Tickets on sale at the church or Tapestry Music. Cost: $30. ■ Ukrainian Soul Food fundraiser, April 27 at Ukrainian Cultural Centre, 13512 108 Ave. Info: 604531-1923 or 604-581-0313.

1:30 p.m. at Christina Place, 1183 Maple St. ■ South Surrey and White Rock Art Society meets April 16, 7 p.m. St. John’s Church Hall, 1480 George St. ■ Near and Far Bicycle Touring with Rick & Chris Millikan April 23, 7 p.m. Fraser Valley Regional

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Ongoing ■ Mixed Singles Over Sixty meets third Thursday of every month. Join us for friendship, outings and activities. Contact: Reta 604-5385998 or Rose 604-531-

4310. ■ Bible study meets every other Wednesday night 7:30-9 p.m. in Ocean Park. All welcome. Call Brian, 604-535-9369. ■ Toastmasters International Learn or improve your public speaking skills. Meetings Monday through

Thursday. Contact Sandyvandekinder@ or visit www. earlyeditiontoastmasters. org ■ Scottish Country Dance Classes Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Sullivan Hall, 6303 152 St. First class free. 604-536-1367 or 604-5314595.

■ Conversational ESL at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 1480 George St., every Wednesday and Friday,10 a.m. to noon. ■ Rosen movementflowing joint mobilization every Wednesday. 12:301:30 p.m., Ocean Park Hall. y donation. Info: Pat, 604-535-3685.


■ Lawn bowling April 14 Mann Park open house and registration, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. 14560 North Bluff Rd. ■ Shred-A-Thon April 14 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Ocean Park Safeway. Shredding by donation. Fundraiser for Ocean Cliff Elementary. Wednesday ■ Trail Restoration Day ■ The Walkers Original & Friends of the Semiahmoo Classic Folk Music April Heritage Trail April 14, 18, 4-6 p.m., 1469 George 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at 34 Ave. St. Contact: 604-538-4016, west of King George Boulevard. Gloves and ■ Folk & Country Music equipment provided. Wear by Westwind, April 25, appropriate clothing. Park 4-6 p.m. at in adjoining White Rock church Elks, 1469 parking lot. George St. ■ Dry Grad Info: 604Fundraiser 538-4016. April 21 for ■ First Elgin Park responders Secondary. open house Bottle June 9, drive and 11 a.m., car wash 15200-block 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 13484 of Pacific Ave. Fire, 24 Ave. Car wash by police and ambulance. donation. Emergency vehicle ■ Yard Sale April 21 from displays, pony rides, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Colebrook interactive games and United Church, 5441 125A more. St. Thursday ■ White Rock Garden ■ White Rock Hiking Club Floral Arrangements Club hikes on Thursdays “Seasons” at the from April to September. Semiahmoo Shopping New club members are Centre, April 28, Info: 604welcome to join. wrhik538-8858 or 604-535-8490. ■ Semiahmoo Potters ■ White Rock Drum CirSpring Sale May 5, 10 cle Thursdays, 1-2 p.m., a.m. - 5 p.m. and May 6, White Rock Community 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Ocean Centre, Hall B, 15154 RusPark Community Hall, sell Ave. Drop in: $3. ■ Aid for Africa dinner 1577 128 St. Info: www. 6 p.m. April 19 at First United Church, 15385 ■ South Surrey Garden Semiahmoo Ave. $25. Club Annual Plant Sale, Contact 604-542-4775 or May 12, 9 a.m. to noon, St. 604-536-9510. Proceeds to Mark’s Anglican Church, Stephen Lewis Founda12953 20 Ave. tion. Sunday ■ Luncheon Royal ■ Southern Gospel Music Canadian Legion, Br. 240 “SonRise” April 13, $7, Ladies’ Auxiliary, noon, 1657 140 St., Lunch at April 19, 2643 128 St. noon, performance at ■ South Fraser Sjogren’s 12:45 p.m. RSVP: 604-531Support meeting April 2344. 19 at Chuck Bailey Rec ■ Creative Finds Centre, 13458 107A Ave., First Annual Creative from 7-9 p.m. Info: 604Marketplace & Supply 536-4040. Swap Meet. April 15, 11 Friday a.m.-4 p.m. Sullivan Hall, ■ Toastmasters contest, 6306 152 St. Friday April 13, 7 p.m. at ■ Pacific Showtime Ocean Park Hall. Best Chorus at White Rock speakers in South Surrey Elks Hall, April 22, 2 p.m. and White Rock com1469 George St. Adults, pete. Free. Refreshments $12. seniors, $10. Contact: served. Contact: 604-536604-538-4016 or www. 0434. ■ Meat Pie Sale April 13 is the last day to order the Monday Legion Ladies Auxiliary ■ Parkinson Support famous meat pies. $3 Group meeting April 16,

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - MONDAY,APRIL 23, 2012 Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17615

No. 39: Temporary Industrial Use Permit Area No. 40-”Temporary Industrial Storage and Transportation of Lumber”. This amendment will allow storage of lumber at 11078 Bridge Road. DEVELOPMENT LOCATION MAP BY-LAW 17616

Application: 7912-0065-00 CIVIC ADDRESS: 12233 Musqueam Drive (also shown as 12131 Musqueam Drive) APPLICANT: Lehigh Hanson Materials Limited c/o Krahn Engineering Ltd. (Glenn Froese) #400, 34077 Gladys Avenue, Abbotsford, BC V2S 2E8 PROPOSAL: To rezone the site from “Light Impact Industrial Zone (IL)” to “Comprehensive Development Zone (CD)”. The purpose of the rezoning is in order to bring the existing concrete production facility into compliance with the Zoning By-law. B. Permitted Uses for By-law 17615 The Lands and structures shall be used for the following uses only, or for a combination of such uses: 1. High impact industry limited to a concrete production facility. 2. Light impact industry. 3. Recycling depots provided that: (a) The use is confined to an enclosed building; and (b) The storage of used tires is prohibited. 4. Transportation industry. 5. Automotive service uses. 6. Automobile painting and body work. 7. Vehicle storage and parking facilities including truck parking and recreational vehicle storage. 8. Warehouse uses. 9. Distribution centres. 10. Accessory uses limited to the following: (a) Coffee shops provided that the seating capacity shall not exceed 35 and the said coffee shop is not licensed by the Liquor Control and Licensing Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, chapter 267, as amended. (b) Sales of rebuilt vehicles less than 5,000 kilograms [11,023 lbs.] G.V.W. provided that: i. It is part of an automobile painting and body work business on the lot; ii. The number of rebuilt vehicles ready for sale shall not exceed 5 at any time; iii. The business operator holds a current and valid Motor Dealer’s certificate; and iv. The business operator is an approved Insurance Corporation of British Columbia Salvage Buyer. DEVELOPMENT LOCATION MAP BY-LAW 17615

Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17627 Application: 7910-0212-00 CIVIC ADDRESS: 10141 - 128A Street APPLICANT: Baljit S. Khela and Gurinder S. Kalirai c/o Mainland Engineering (2007) Corp. (AS Banwait) #206, 8363 - 128 Street, Surrey, BC V3W 4G1 PROPOSAL: To rezone the property from “Single Family Residential Zone (RF)” to “Single Family Residential (9) Zone (RF-9)”. The purpose of the rezoning is to permit subdivision into 2 small single family lots. DEVELOPMENT LOCATION MAP BY-LAW 17627

Copies of the by-law(s), development variance permit, supporting staff reports and any relevant background documentation may be viewed in the “Notices” section of the City of Surrey website at or inspected at the City Hall, Monday through Friday (except statutory holidays) between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from Tuesday, April 3, 2012 to Monday, April 23, 2012.

Surrey Official Community Plan By-law, 1996, No. 12900, Text No. 112 Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17616 Application: 7911-0193-00 APPLICANT: City of Surrey 14245 - 56 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3X 3A2 PROPOSAL: To amend “Surrey Official Community Plan By-law, 1996, No. 12900” as amended, Division A. Schedule B Temporary Use Permit Areas, under the heading Temporary Industrial Use Permit Areas, by adding the following section immediately following Temporary Industrial Use Permit Area

All persons who believe their interest in property will be affected by the proposed by-law(s)/development variance permit shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing on matters contained in the by law(s)/development variance permit. Should you have any concerns or comments you wish to convey to Council, please fax to 604-591-8731, email, or submit in writing to the City Clerk at 14245 56 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3X 3A2, no later than Monday, April 23, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. Please note that Council may not receive further submissions from the public or interested persons concerning these applications after the Public Hearing has concluded. Jane Sullivan City Clerk

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INDEX IN BRIEF FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . . . . . . 1-8 COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . 9-57 TRAVEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61-76 CHILDREN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-98 EMPLOYMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . 203-387 PETS & LIVESTOCK . . . . . . . . . . . 453-483 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE . . . . . . 503-587 REAL ESTATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 603-696 RENTALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 703-757 AUTOMOTIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 804-862 MARINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 903-920 A35








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de LEEUW, Marinus (Bill) In loving memory of Marinus (Bill) de Leeuw born December 16, 1924 in The Netherlands, passing away on April 6, 2012 after a short but heroic battle with cancer. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 62 years, Elsa and their 4 children and spouses, Susan, Philip & Mignon, Gerard & Cheryl, and Louise & Brad Palmer. His 7 grandchildren will also miss their ‘Opa’. A funeral mass will be held on Friday, April 20th at 1:30 pm at Good Shepherd Catholic Church, followed by a reception. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the BC Cancer Foundation. Van Veelen, Cornelia June 11, 1924 March 21, 2012 Cora passed away peacefully on March 21, 2012. Born in Wageningen, The Netherlands. Her husband Fred Van Veelen passed away May 10, 2008. After moving from Holland in May 1957, Cora, Fred and their two sons Ronald and Dirk pursued a life of adventure and happiness in Canada. Cora is predeceased by her husband, Frederick and her son, Dirk. She is survived by her son, Ronald and her grandchildren, Jeremy, Michele, Angie, Julie and Natalie. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Victory Memorial Park on Saturday, April 28th at 1:00 pm, 14831 28 Avenue, Surrey, B.C. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Cora’s name to the Canadian Cancer Society. Condolences may be offered at Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre 604-536-6522

Passed away peacefully at Peace Arch Hospital on Saturday March 31st, 2012. Lovingly remembered by his wife Geraldine; his children Roslyn and Adele; his three grandchildren Erica, Stefan, Lauren; and his great granddaughter Grace; and their families. Predeceased by his brothers Gordon and Bill and sister Evelyn. Born in Calgary on February 7, 1921, and 1 year later moved to Kerrisdale. He attended Magee High School. He married the love of his life, Geraldine Eva in 1947 in Calgary, and they settled in North Vancouver in 1947. Together they moved to White Rock in 1974. David & Gerry for the last 32 years also spent winters at their home in Sky Valley, California.

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A Memorial Service will be held at White Rock First United Church, 15385 Semiahmoo Ave., on Monday, April 30th at 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Heart & Stroke Foundation or the Salvation Army would be appreciated.


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JOB FAIR Place: Meeting Room 120, Surrey City Central Library in Surrey Date: Thursday, April 19, 2012 • Time: 1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ETDE FM Canada is the facilities management arm of the Bouygues Group in Canada. With successful projects and operations around the globe, we established our Canadian presence in 2008 and are currently active in British Columbia and Ontario, principally in the Public Private Partnership (P3) market. A wonderful opportunity is available for both soft and hard facility management service workers to work at the new RCMP “E” Division Headquarters in Surrey. We will be recruiting for the following positions. Soft Facility Management Positions Hard Facility Management Positions Help Desk Supervisors Mechanical Leads Help Desk Coordinators Electrical Leads (FSR) Cleaning Supervisors Electricians Housekeepers Electrical Apprentices House Attendants Electronics Technicians Janitors Plumbers Landscapers Plumbing Apprentices First Cooks (PC1 & PC2 Certified) HVAC Technicians Second Cooks (PC1 & PC2 Certified) BMS/Energy Technicians Cashiers Fabric Leads Tim Horton’s Manager Carpenters Tim Horton’s Cashiers Painters Building Operators Each position may be part of the facilities management out-of-hours team to ensure the successful delivery of all property and customer services within the full operational coverage (i.e. 7day/365/year). We offer an attractive wage and benefits package according to the skills and experience you can bring to the role. Resumes will be accepted on the day! Drop in to speak to us personally about any of these positions or the company. We look forward to seeing you there!



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LACL is accepting apps. to support a vibrant, high energy young lady in her Langley home. Focus of position is to support her in community & emphasis on physical activity at home & in community. Knowledge and exp. supporting individuals with Autism & ABA therapy would be an asset. Position is 21 hours/week, rate of pay $18.27/hour. Includes health & welfare benefits. Standard 1st aid, clear criminal record, driver’s abstract, TB clearance & doctor’s certificate of good health is req. Quoting Comp #LT04612-KJ fax resume to 604-534-4763 or email Thank you to all those who apply, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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Through this program, Surrey residents, groups and associations can now apply to the City for financial grants to support neighbourhood beautification projects and community celebrations. Successful applicants match grant money with contributions of volunteer labour, donated materials, and/or cash.

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Commercial Transport Journeyman Mechanic - Truck Van-cam Freightways Ltd. requires a full-time Commercial Transport Journeyman Mechanic with truck experience. This position is located at our Surrey Terminal (10155 Grace Road). Applicants should have related experience, a positive attitude and able to work in a team environment. This is a busy facility providing service to a large fleet of Company Owned Trucks and Trailers. Submit a detailed resume and email/cover letter to: or fax: 604-587-9889 or call Derek at 604-587-9818 (leave a message) Van Kam is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to Environmental Responsibility. Van Kam thanks you for your interest, however only those being considered will be contacted.



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European Ladies who are Bonded, Insured and covered by Worksafe BC. $25 per hour.



Service to fridges, stoves, washers, dryers & dishwashers. Reasonable.

RANGERS OCEAN PARK APPLIANCE LTD Repairs to all major appliances

Call (604)538-9600



ALL Concrete Brick, Block & Stonework. Good job - Good price. Call Enzio (604)594-1960 CONCRETE. Remove & Replace. Specializing in driveway, patios, etc. All types of finishes. FREE Estimates. 604-996-6878.


Always! Pwr. raking, grass cutting, fertilizing, hedging, pruning, Rubbish rem. Free Est. 604-230-0627


Renovations & New Homes WCB & Insured 778-278-3676

Lawn & Garden Care

TENMORE Property Services Inc. General renovations and repairs. Bathroom Renovation Special Complete Four Piece Bathroom Renewal from $5,795.00* plus tax. Craig 604-290-5539 Licensed - WorkSafeBC - Insured



PSB DRYWALL ★ All Boarding, Taping, Framing & Texture. Insured work. Call Parm (604) 762-4657

Nathan 604-377-8034


-- Since 1989 -Horticulture Grad. BCIT Qualified - Insured - Experienced

Call Mike 604-671-3312 GARDEN TOPSOIL $20 per yard. Delivery available with 5 yard dump trailer. Mushroom manure $10/yard. Small tractor avail. for levelling. 604-768-7571 or 604-856-4255

D Weekly Cuts $30

Bathrooms, Kitchens Additions, Carpentry Work, Painting. Refs.

Book your space now!

We Do Small Jobs

Call 604-614-0616

Spruce Bay Construction



HILLTOP LANDSCAPING Lawn maint. Gardening. Landscaping and more. 778-840-1431


AT YOUR SERVICE. Carpentry, Concrete, Painting, Rubbish Removal. Call Dave (604)999-5056

Home Maint. & Construction Strata & Residential. Lic & Insured. Proudly serving White Rock & South Surrey for over 10 yrs. Free Est. Call Dave 604-306-4255


ELECTRICIAN. Licensed. Local. Low cost. Big/small jobs. Renov. & panel change expert. 604-374-0062

RENOVATIONS: Sundecks, patios, stairs, sheds, garages, basements. 25 yrs exp. Free est. 604-614-9140

300 .Jim’s Mowing Spring Services Same day services

JR Landscaping & Gardening Weekly & Bi-Weekly Residential & Commercial • Lawn Mowing • Power Racking • Aerating • Tree Pruning • Hedging Trimming • Weeding • Power Wash • Cedar Fencing • Rubbish Mike 604-202-4645

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




All types of fencing, decks & sheds. Free estimates ~ 778-240-0975

Benefiting People in Need on the Semiahmoo Peninsula


LAWN CUT Weekly, Bi & Tri -weekly Low $ Price. Good work .Free Est. Call Vos 778-686-2889

AUSSIE DAVE The Fence Guy Ltd


175 per Golfer

Includes: • Dinner • Golf Cart • Gift Items • Prizes To register or receive information on sponsorship, pleace contact Robin Wyss at 604-836-7929 or

Presenting Sponsors:


Net Proceeds: WRSS Community Foundation

MOVING? 1-4 Bedroom • Internals • Small & Big Moves • Internals SingleItems Items •• Packing • Single Packing Supplies

▲ Joes External Cleaning POWER WASHING • Windows • Roofs • Gutters * Fully Insured * Licensed * Bonded Since 1989. Joe 778-773-5730

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SPECIALIZING IN: Power Raking, Aerating Lawn Cutting, Weeding & Pruning White Rock Owned & Operated Since 1992





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

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

604-537-4140 Pac-Man Movers 20 years exp ~ Reas rates. Call Kevin: (604)837-2744

For All Types of Renovations







Hardwood Floor Specialist •Installation•Sanding•Refinishing Express your unique & individual style with a custom stain. Dust free sanding. 778-995-Wood (9663). View our picture gallery at



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

FENCING & DECKS Proudly serving W. Rock / S. Surrey for over 10 yrs. Lic. & Insured. Free Est. Call Dave 604-306-4255

A Cut Above Yard Maintenance



SENIOR’S HANDYMAN SERVICE Semi-Retired businessman. Honest - Reliable - Insured. Call Brad for free estimate. 604-837-5941

Fully insured with WCB.



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


Professional Installations for a Great Price!




LANDMARK LAWN SERVICE mow, trim, landscaping, haul away Call/Text 778-241-9273 or Email


Winter rates on now.

• Best Ball Format • Shotgun Start


A1 BATH RENO’S. Bsmt suites, drywall, patios, plumbing, siding, fencing, roofing, landscaping, etc. Joe 604-961-9937 or 604-581-3822

ALL JOBS Big or Small. Panels, lighting, plugs, fans, hot tubs etc. Guaranteed work. 604-539-0708 Cell 604-537-1773 (Lic. 26110)



(Average size lot)

Yearly Lawn Care Programs

CALL FRIENDLY BENJAMIN 604-230-7928 or 604-538-3796

Hazelmere Golf & Country Club, Surrey, BC


Aerating - $55 Aerating/Lime - $75

So it is lovely & easy to look at, easy to clean & easy to repair. It increases the value of your home.


OF Home (604)501-9290

EVER - GRO LANDSCAPING Weekly - Bi-Weekly. ◆ Lawn / Garden Care ◆ Hedge Trimming ◆ Power Raking ◆ Moss Control. Exc. Rates! 604-780-6079





MLG ENTERPRISES All Aspects Landscaping & Garden Solutions

Call now for Lawn & Garden Maintenance for 2012

damaged concrete. Ken 604-532-0662

Why Flatten Your Textured Ceilings?

PROFESSIONAL DETAILED Housecleaning & Organizing. Weekly/Bi-weekly. Move-in/out New construction. Refs, Bonded & Ins. Eva 778-886-6857



SEMI-RETIRED contractor will do small concrete jobs. Patio’s, sidewalks, driveway’s. Re & re old or

CHRISTINE’S CLEANING. Reas. & Honest. You won’t be disappointed. Seniors Disc. Call 604-328-3733. Efficient, Reliable, Friendly, Bonded Excellent References with 18 yrs of experience. Call Ivet: 778-235-4070

Call Mark (604)536-9092


Residential ~ Commercial ~ Strata

THREE STAR DRYWALL LTD Boarding, Taping, & texture. Small jobs welcome! Kam 604-551-8047

For a sparkling house, call: 778-994-6312 or 778-829-8754

Peace Arch Appliance

Linda Klitchcy Lega





- Lawn Mowing - Aeration / Power Raking - Fertilizing Programs - Moss Control - Weeding - Pruning / Hedge Trimming - Garden Design - Installation of Soils, Gravels and Bark Mulches - Pressure Washing





Weekly, Biweekly, Monthly





JAPANESE STYLE yard care. Spring Clean-Up, Trimming, Fencing, Rubbish Removal, Pressure Wash & Lawn Maint. 604-502-9198

Residential & Commercial Services ~ Excellent Rates!! * Licensed * Bonded * Insured

~CHOICE CARPET CLEANING~ Free Estimates. Guaranteed Work! 604-897-6025 (24 hr) 788-688-0117

CGA- Tax, Audit, Accounting: Call Peter Tel:604-593-5447;



For all Your Cleaning Needs





White Rock




Qualified carpenter for all your home improvement needs.

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

- QUALITY WORKMANSHIP.Lawn Dogs 10% off for new customers

D Additions D Decks D Bathrooms / Kitchens D Skylights / Windows D Tiling D Laminate Flooring ✔ Complete Renovations from Start to Finish For a No Obligation Consultation GIVE ROBERT A CALL Cell: 604-290-4964 Eves: 604-535-0603

HUDOLIN’S ON HOMES Complete Home Renos ✔ Bathrooms & Kitchens ✔ Basement Suites & Decks ✔ Finishing Work & Mouldings ✔ Small Additions ✔ Conctrete Work FREE ESTIMATES

Dave: 604-862-9379



Tuesday, April 17, 2012, Peace Arch News










A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 8yrs



D Stucco painting, Cedar Siding D Repainting - Houses, Condos D Renovations D Finishing D Ceilings & Crown Moulding’s D 32 yrs exp. painters /FREE Est.

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour “ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582

(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.



$39 SERVICE CALL plumbing, heating, plugged drains. Big & sm jobs. Ironman Plumbing (604)510-2155 FIXIT PLUMBING & HEATING H/W Tanks, Reno’s, Boilers, Furn’s. Drain Cleaning. Ins. (604)596-2841





FREE! Scrap Metal Removal...FREE!!! *Appliances *BBQs *Exercise Equip *Cars/Trucks/Trailers *Hotwater Tanks *Furnaces * Restaurant Equipment All FREE pickup!


Rene’s Spray & Brush Painting cell 778-855-5361

T & K Haulaway


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 10% OFF with this AD

Rubbish Removal Household / Construction


Single Item to Multiple Loads

.Hayden Painting Family Owned & Operated

We’ll Move it All


~ Free Estimates ~


Call 604-813-9104

Andy’s Pressure Washing & Driveway Sealing (778)868-3374 MASTER BRUSHES PAINTING Spring Special 15% off int. 20% off ext. Top quality paint & workmanship 778-545-0098, 604-377-5423


Northstar Painting Ltd.- The Residential Specialists. BIG jobs, Small jobs - We do it all! Interior and Exterior Projects. Master Painters at Students Rates. WCB Safe, Reliable, Efficient & Quality Paint. 778.245.9069

~ PRO PAINTERS ~ INTERIOR / EXTERIOR Quality Work, Free Estimates Member of Better Business Bureau


Vincent 543-7776


10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005 $38/HR!Clogged drains,drips,garbs sinks, Reno’s toilets. No job too small! Lic’d/insured. 778-888-9184


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

Call Ian 604-724-6373 TOPLINE PRESSURE WASHING Siding, gutters, & tile roofs. We use SOAP. WCB insured 604.861.6060

CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at or call 1 (604)820-2977

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS A to Z Roofing Ltd. Spec in re-roofing, asphalt, cedar, flat roof. Guar Wrk. WCB, BBB. 778-996-6479.

FAWN PUG PUPPIES - ready to go. Have shots, vet checked. Adorable. $650/ea. (604)607-0207


Great price refs Paul 604-328-0527


Extra Cheap Prices RELIABLE, SERVICE Seniors Discount




25 year of experience. Call for your FREE estimate.

Jas 778-896-4065 Bell 604-339-2765

Roofs New, Repairs Pressure Washing Exterior Painting Interior Renovations


Brad Elliott H.R.

(604) 535-2526

Hazelmere Golf & Country Club Tickets: $125 per person



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

Service to fridges, stoves, washers, dryers & dishwashers. Reasonable.



OCEAN VIEW TILE. Install marble, granite, slate. Journeyman tile setter, guar’d. work. (604)809-8605. RUSSELL TILES No Job Too Small. 18 yrs on the Peninsula. All types of tile & laminate floors. Install & Repair. Free Est. Perry 604-538-6976


Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

(604) 531-6226


Peace Arch Appliance

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

Yellow Labs, p/b, 5m, 2f, $700, dewormed, vet chkd. Chwk. (604)7947633 (604)997-3040 No Sun. calls.


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

APPLIANCES LIKE NEW Super capacity WASHERS/DRYERS Newer self & easy clean STOVES Super clean Fridge’s, Stackers & more Warranty, delivery, low prices 19897-56 Ave. 604-534-4402 ----------------------------------------APPLIANCES WANTED * Free pick-up* 604-339-0744

New and Re-Roof Specialist Residential & Commercial. Shakes, Shingles and Duroid.

A spectacular evening of technology, food, fun and dancing. Featuring live and silent auctions, and a futuristic dress code – this is not an event to be missed!


CAIRN Terriers. Shots, dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. Over 20 years of referrals. 604-807-5204, 604-592-5442 or 604-854-1978

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


Best Local Roofs & Repairs

SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2012 AT 6:00 PM



Call Mark (604)536-9092



SUPERB 24TH Annual Auction. Horse drawn carriages & sleighs. Plus incredible offering horse era antiques. Sunday, May 6, 12 Noon, Al Oeming Park; Bodnarus Auctioneering. Phone 306-227-9505. Canada’s Best.



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MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct (604)294-2331

OAK DINING ROOM SUITE with 6 chairs. Exc. condition, $400 obo. Call 778-294-8475.




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

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!



Peninsula Tree Preservation S Pruning S Removals S Hedge Trimming ISA Certified Arbourist Fully Insured “Right Tree - Right Location”

Rob Kootnikoff 604-538-6278, 778-839-5034

Haul Anything...


But Dead Bodies!! 604.


Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

P.P.C. 778-278-3676

• TREE PRUNING • Topping • Hedge Repair • Trimming PROMPT & AFFORDABLE *Seniors Disc. *Insured *24 yrs.

Waste Removal Service

Jay 604-513-8524


FINAL MOVING SALE - Garage Sale Saturday April 14, 7:30 AM to 11:30 AM. 1752 Ocean Park Road. Everything must go...........



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

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

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Light fixture. Suitable for dining room (gold colour and glass), Shelves, medium brown (2). Recliner chair green (hardly used) North Delta. 604-591-9740

Peace Arch News Tuesday, April 17, 2012 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 563





WHITE ROCK May 1. 2nd flr 1 bdrm corner ste, ocean view $860. westview, clean quiet adult oriented bldg Incl heat h/w elev. Nr bus/shop ns/np 1 yr lease 604-560-9841

WANTED: Antiques & Collectable’s of all sorts. Appraisals done - Top Prices Paid-

WHITE ROCK SUNSET VILLA. 1 bdrm suite, d/w, large balcony, 4th floor, concrete bldg. $850/mo. 1 blk fr Semiahmoo Mall. Call for appt to view: 604-541-6276

Please call Tom Douglas Phone/Fax: (604)595-0298 35 years exp.

709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL SELF contained building in S. Surrey 2000sq ft. 5 offices, conf room, 4 wrk stations. Call 604-574-5756


S. SURREY. Warehouse, approx 1000 s/f. 220 wiring, two 14’ doors, gated, alarm, mezzanine. Suitable for storage. Avail. immed. $850/mo. 604-835-6000.

I JUST TURNED 80 My Dr. says “SLOW DOWN” My wife says “QUIT”

I say “let’s make a deal on trees & shrubs”


Beech, Oak, Japanese Maples, Magnolias, Dogwoods, Katsuras, Rhododendrons 604-826-8988 8069 Nelson St Mission

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley


Beautiful & Affordable


Kiwanis Park Place

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.

Executive Townhouse approx 2000 sq. ft. 3 bdrms + den & fam rm with f/p State of the art 6 s/s appls, gourmet kitchen w/granite countertops. Double garage. N/s, n/p. $2000/mo. Avail April 152nd/34th Ave Nr Southpoint mall Refs req.


838 Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto 1.877.680.1231




Many extras. Exc. cond.

Phone (604)626-7229

2003 Salem Light:

DOWNTOWN. 1 Side newly decorated and vacant. Other side rented. Each side has 4 bdrms, 3- 4 pce baths, garden area & storage shed. $337,900. (604)534-2748.

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

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

$9,995.00 604-463-9428

2010 R-POD TRAILER Light weight, 2121 lbs. 18’ 4” in


length, towed w/ a Rav 4. Gold rated ECO Construction. Queen bed, 4 person dinette/double bed, Fridge, Stove, Micro./Conv. oven, A/C, Furnace, H/W, AC/DC, Inverter, Bath w/ shower, ext. Adda-room. $13,900 ~ Save $1000’s Call: 604-307-4357 or email:

CLOVERDALE bright clean 1 bdrm full bath, May15th. Ns/np. $575/mo incl all utils/Satellite. 604-574-3142 Ocean Park 1 bdrm 1200sf oceanview bright lge ktchn f/p $998 incl cbl/net. Priv ldry rm. 604-722-9167



PANORAMA 1 bdrm. coach house, ldry., utils. incl. $750 mo. Local refs 604-598-1177 604-219-3369



The Scrapper


BRIGHT, spacious 2 bedroom East Beach basement suite with garage space, laundry, near bus and beach. Gas f/p, alarm. No smoking, no pets. $975 incl. util. Avail May 1. 604-531-1270

WHITE ROCK. Modern 1 bd ste, lrg patio deck w/partial ocean view, nr beach. Pri ent, prkg, inste lndry. NS/NP, refs req $1100 incl util Avail now 604-536-6295, 778-788-0577





WHITE ROCK: Bright, new & cozy 1 bdrm/bach. Across fr Hosp. Full bth, in-ste w/d. priv entr & patio, alrm. $720 incl utils. May 1st. N/S, N/P, refs, suit sgl. 778-294-0730

3 bdrms, 2.5 baths. Gated community.


1997 FLEETWOOD 27’ Class A Motorhome, self-contained,sleeps 6 b.i. generator, TV, lots of storage. $13,900/obo. 604-853-5528 Abbots

S. SURREY. 8’ X 15’ insulated dry, secure & locked storage unit. $150/mo. Call 604-538-1440.

WHITE ROCK, 2 bdrm, above grnd, in ste lndry, sep. entr, $1,000 incl util, cable, & Wifi, available now. Phone (604)560-0437.

Call: 604-760-7882




S SURREY. Rosemary Heights: 2 Bdrm. Avail May 1st. Incl. W/D, D/W, wireless net, heat & light. $1050/mo N/S, (604)880-8234

In well maintained, newly updated building. Heat, hot water and secured u/g parking stalls incld. No pets, no BBQ’s.





OCEAN PARK. Room with ensuite w/i closet, good view, prkg, nr bus, NS/NP, $675 incl util 604-531-8147

S.Surrey: ABOVE grnd 1 bdrm/den, shrd W/D. N/S, N/P. Close to schl, bus & pool. $700. 604-536-5850.

Bachelor $765/mo. 1 Bdrm $895/mo.




WHITE ROCK. Furn. uptown 1 bdrm. Clean and bright. Quiet resp. person. incls utils. & cable. N/S, N/P, N/D. $575/mo. 604-541-9687.

S.SURREY 2bdrm grnd level suite, incl all appli’s, share laundry, suit 1 or 2 people, nr school/hospital, avail May 1st. $950 incl utils (not cable). Call 778-388-0190 btwn 5-8pm.




OCEAN PARK-Furn sgl bdrm.Lndry cooking,wireless,cbl. N/S. $465/mo +part util. Avail now. 604-535-5953

OCEAN PARK. 1 bdrm bright g/l suite. Nr shops and ocean steps. Sep entry, utils + wi/fi. Wood f/p, insuite laundry, heated ceramic flrs in kitchen & bath. Pets neg. May 1. $900/mo. Tricia 604-782-5553.

Call 604-538-9669 for information or to visit.

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.




4BR House w/Ocean view close to Semiahmoo Highschool & Bayridge Elementary Avail June 1st - $2400 Pls call (604) 250-8668

For Adults 55+ rental apartments in a modern complex, right next to beautiful Crescent Park! On site maintenance & office staff Mon. through Friday. 1 bdrm. units from $751 - $844 incls. heat, electricity and friendly reliable service.







GUARANTEED Auto Loans or


1990 TOYOTA Forerunner, V6, auto, needs aircared, tires & body work. $2500 obo. 604-510-2569. 2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $6200 firm. Call 604-538-4883 2009 NISSAN PATHFINDER SE White, Black int. New tires. 58,000 miles. $25,000. 778-232-0803.

We Will Pay You $1000

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory. 1-888-229-0744 or apply on line at: (click credit approval)




2 hr. Service (604)209-2026

Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526


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. 1-888-5936095.




2002 CHEVY VENTURA SL153Kms. No accidents, alarm, keyless, all power, a/c, clean , Air Cared, $3200: (604)502-9912 2006 MAZDA B3000, black, 4 door, 1 owner, 100,000 km’s. Exc cond. $8595 obo. 604-562-4168.

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


1988 Chrysler LeBaron 2.2 turbo, burgundy, leather int, near new top, exc cond, $2500. (604)858-8332


2002 BMW 325i sporty 4 dr, sunroof, auto, loaded out, Sanchez red w/blk int, only 80K’s, mint cond, $12,900 obo. (604)541-0018.

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

2003 IMPALA, 60,000 km, like new, all power, good tires, $7,000 obo. Phone (604)531-3840. 2003 MUSTANG GT Convertible, V8, red exterior, black leather interior. Mach 1000 stereo. Traction Control, Exc cond. 73,000kms. $10,000/obo. Call (604)788-0718


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

2008 PONTIAC WAVE, 4 dr sedan, auto, high kms. runs/looks good, white, $3850 firm. 604-538-9257.


OCEAN PARK lovely 2000 sf. 2 lvl, 3 bdrm home, fncd bkyrd. Close to schls/bus & beach. Avail May 1. $2000. 604-538-3878 or 220-7748. OCEAN VIEW Ocean Park 3 bd + den ss/granite kit 5appl pool hot tub dbl grg $2875 N/S 604-542-0152

.Encore 1 bdrm; 2 bdrm Rent Now $950 - $1225

LIMERICK MANOR Near Langley City Hall & shops 1 bdrm - $720 - $750/month 2 bdrm - $870/month Inc. heat/storage/parking Adult oriented Sorry - no pets


3. Ocean View- Furnished home for 6 months.

Wanted ~ non-smokers White Rock ~1243 Best St 1 Bedroom $775/mo 2nd Floor No Stairs New balcony, windows & doors Strictly non-smoking building

No Pets ~ Adult oriented

604-536-8428 WHITE ROCK


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

1. 2 bdrm condo Ocean Bay villa $2000/mo. long term rental 2. 2 bdrm + manufactured home Searidge bays $1400/mo.

SOMERSET GARDENS (S. Sry) Family housing, 1851 Southmere Cres. E. 2bdrm appt. starting at $875/m. Avail Apr 15th. & May 1st. Pet friendly, nr all amen, heat, Community garden. 604-451-6676

Call for details Heather or Geoff @ C21 604-531-2200

Call 604-538-5337

S. SURREY, Morgan Creek, lrg exec. T.H. over 2500 sf, 3 bdrm + den, 4 baths, end unit, backs onto greenbelt, gourmet kitch., SS appls., granite cntrs in kitch & bath. Jetted soaker tubs, 2 gas F/P, media/games rm, bright layout, Maple hrd. wd flrs, vaulted ceils, alarm, 2 car garage, blt in Bose speakers, Sm. pts oK. $2950. June 1st. 604-277-6694 S. SURREY, Solay townhomes, 3 bdrm, 3 bath, SS appls. hrd wd, granite, designer paint, backs onto greenbelt, great amenities. Shows great.$1800. Immed. 604-277-6694

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Bringing out the barbecue

When the warm weather hits, it’s time to dig out your barbecue and do some outdoor cooking.

By Maggie Calloway In North America outdoor living includes eating outdoors, which in turn means barbecuing. When one is thinking about cooking outdoors, Nash Shivji of The BBQ Shop in Port Coquitlam is the person to call. Twenty-five years in the business means there is nothing this gentleman doesn’t know about the subject.

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Elevating your life By Maggie Calloway

Ben and his family enjoyed working with contractor Harald Koehn, right, while planning their Langley renovation. Koehn is the recipient of numerous local, provincial and national awards, including two Georgie Awards this year. Martin Knowles photo

Making a house a perfect home for Ben With the help of Harald Koehn, a local family now has a home that fits everyone. By Maggie Calloway Imagine if you will a family of five kids, one with spina bifida, and two adults all living in a 2,400-square-foot rancher which has seen, shall we say, better days. The imagination runs rampant thinking of long, dark, rainy winter weekends with high-energy kids trapped inside. Well not any more! After a total home renovation, this stunning home sitting on acreage in

Langley works for every member of this amazing family. Ten-year-old Ben, a dynamo on wheels, is now able to zoom around the whole house. Contractor Harald Koehn Construction Ltd., winner of numerous local, provincial and national awards for excellence, was a perfect fit with this family. The project was a collaboration between the family and the professionals to make sure every member had their needs addressed and while Ben’s needs, both now and into the future, were integral to the design, this needed to be a home in the real sense of the word. “The bones of the house were basically good so it was a smooth transition,” Koehn says. “We were able to create what they were looking for

within the new 4,400 square feet. The old house was not energy-efficient and none of the family had privacy. The difference for the family is lifechanging.” The project took a year to complete. There were many different things at play in the renovation. One was Ben’s mobility, but the house was inefficient in many ways, and there was also a need for the new house to meet the needs of the family while the children were still at home and, if the parents wish, to age in place. Built in a style similar to houses seen in Whistler, the home now includes a great room, dining

We are hearing a lot lately about aging in place. This single subject will become more and more important over the next few years as our population ages. Research shows the very best thing for our aging population is to stay in the neighbourhood they know, if at all possible. We all need a sense of community and that basic need doesn’t change as we age; in fact it’s just the opposite. Knowing your neighbours, your doctor, dentist and shoe repair store is a major part of belonging. As the theme song of Cheers said, “Everyone knows your name.” Staying in place is sometimes easier said than done. If the home is on multiple levels and mobility is an issue, moving or finding another solution is paramount. With 35 years in the business, partners Alan Bodnaruk and Cam Pomeroy of Western Elevators are certainly in that category. “There are a variety of ways the home can be modified to assist movement in the home from level to level,” Bodnaruk says. “Stairlifts, a sturdy chair assembly unit that travels up and down on a steel rail mounted to the staircase, are the easiest to install. They may be straight, curved, or custom

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Harald Koehn Construction turns a Langley residence into a dream home â&#x20AC;&#x153; from page.1 room and kitchen combination. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You get a great feeling of space, and the connection to the outside, through the three sets of French doors, flows naturally. There is a large patio with a pool and hot tub off the great room and no lip or step so Ben can come and go at will,â&#x20AC;? Koehn says. The house was stripped completely inside and out. The centre of the home was opened up to create the great room and dining room using a timber frame structure, creating soaring fourteen-foot ceilings. The garage stayed as it was but a new bedroom wing was added which gave the family two large bedrooms, a bathroom and a laundry room. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our climate is so rainy and grey for a lot of the year we maximized the opportunity to bring in as much light as possible,â&#x20AC;? Koehn says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We used distressed oak throughout the great room and dining room ... The kitchen works perfectly for everyone including Ben. There are a couple of areas especially for Ben; a lowered sink area and a bar fridge for cold snacks and at the end of the kitchen island there is a separate lower counter. We also placed the microwave lower so Ben can help himself.â&#x20AC;? There is a contained suite of around 400 square feet for Ben including a bedroom and bathroom. The bathroom vanity is lower, there is a jetted tub, and the separate shower is large with no sill. The whole floor of the bathroom has a special membrane under the tile which channels water into the drainage system. In addition the floor is electrically heated so any water will dry up quickly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;On the ceiling there is a track system with a lift so Ben can go right from the bathroom through to his bed which again will add to independence,â&#x20AC;? Koehn says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The bedroom is multipurpose with the bed, storage and

then another little area where, when Ben gets older, they can put in a sofa and chairs; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s set up with TV, so he can entertain his friends. The door to the outside from his bedroom is automated by pushing a button, again to lend independence. Everything has been thought through to give as much accessibility and independence as possible.â&#x20AC;? The brilliance of this home is, even with the necessity of building in accessibility, nothing looks or feels contrived or institutional. Steve Riley of S.P. Riley Residential Design and Koehn worked hard to make sure that didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t happen. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Steve Riley did a fabulous job both on the original design and making the necessary adjustments as the job progressed ... He was very critical in making this project work,â&#x20AC;? says Koehn. The exterior of the home is dramatic but also subtle. The sidewalks change elevation seamlessly and complement the home; this was done by building up the terrain so that the ramps become pathways. Darlene is the mother of this large brood. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was so important to build a home that worked for the whole family. A lot of thought and planning went into every bit of the house,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We wanted to get it right because we plan on being here for a long time. Ben is a full member of the family and now he is able to completely participate in family life. I would like to acknowledge the Vancouver Foundation for giving us a grant under their â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;accessible housing programâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; to help with the part of the renovation that affected Ben. We really appreciate the help they gave us.

The new house is perfect for Ben and his family, with upgrades meant just for him such as exterior ramps, above, a lowered counter and sink in the kitchen, left, and his own dedicated bedroom and bathroom, below. Martin Knowles photos

â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want anyone who is building a new home or renovating to realize itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not that hard to include little things that make it accessible. If they end up in a wheelchair after surgery or need a walker ... they need at least one entrance they can use to get into the house. Simple things such as making doors wide enough or planning for an elevator are easy to do when building but difficult to accommodate after the fact.â&#x20AC;?

The heat of the summer â&#x20AC;&#x153; from page.1 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Some very interesting things are happening in the business. One of the big things is reasonably priced barbecues are now available with many of the features previously only available on high-priced models, features like rotisserie and rear burners,â&#x20AC;? Shivji says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Barbecues priced around $1,000, made in Canada or the U.S. ... are very well built with lots of bells and whistles. We scour suppliers to source out North American-built product. ... They are very well built and they come with a good warranty. There are some exceptions but readers in the market for a new barbecue, or other outdoor cooking product, should make sure the product is well made by a known brand, ... has a warranty and that replacement parts are available.â&#x20AC;? Shivji has a word of caution for people in the market for a new natural gas barbecue: check that the fittings are compatible with your home connection. It is frustrating for the person who has to go from store to store trying to match up the couplings. Shivji has plenty of advice for people looking to purchase a new barbecue. â&#x20AC;&#x153;First, make sure there is the good ten-year war-


ranty which means the manufacturer will stand behind their product. Secondly, the way the burners and valves are placed in the barbecue is very important. You need precision so that they heat evenly across the whole area. ... When you want high heat for searing meat or low heat for a roast you want to be able to count on your barbecue to deliver. Look for a manufacturer whose primary business is building barbecues; they are up on the new technology and the materials they use are very solid and stable. Thirdly, if you like to use the rotisserie for roasts or chicken, look for a rear burner which will give you the even heat you need in exactly the right place.â&#x20AC;? You should decide exactly how you are going to use your new barbecue. If the extent of your interest is hamburgers and hot dogs, simple is better. But if all your warm-weather cooking is done on the barbie, something more sophisticated is in order. After twenty-five years in the business, Shivji is still passionate. He feels he is not just selling barbecues but helping families have a great experience which will encourage more gettogethers with family, friends and neighbours.

Nash Shivji of The BBQ Shop in Coquitlam, far left, is passionate about barbecues, outdoor fire pits, above, and getting people together outside. There are a range of barbecues available, from the standard to the whimsical, left.


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Awnings an integral part of summer life By Maggie Calloway The sun is finally shining, and soon you will be looking for some relief from the heat. My master bedroom faces south and although I love the four big windows looking out onto my property, it can get brutal when the temperature rises. I installed a fantastic lateral arm awning (when I say me, I really mean a couple of strong male friends), which cuts the temperature down by at least 20 degrees. One of the great things about it is that I can vary the angle and when it is closed it tucks under my eaves so I can leave it up all year. Having the awning is the difference between sleeping through the night and not during the heat of the summer, which should be coming soon if this spring weather holds. When you think of awnings, you probably think of the canvas striped fabric that features prominently in movies, TV and our own childhood. However, there are a lot more options out there. Not being anywhere near an expert on various kinds of awnings, Phil Lemke at Langley Awning and Signs was tops on my list of people to call. “Customers come to us for a variety of reasons and not just in the summer,” he says. “It could be (because) rain is damaging their door and they need a fixed-frame awning for shelter. We are coming into the season when people are spending a lot of time outdoors and people are looking for shelter from the sun. Also, we install retractable awnings over hot tubs and pools for protection from both the sun and the rain. Even when it’s raining it’s great to be able to barbecue under cover.”

There are now remote controls for motorized awnings, and some can float in your hot tub with you. To get really fancy, there are wind sensors available which will retract the awning automatically when the wind kicks up even if you are not home. There are some with sun sensors; if you are not home and it’s a hot sunny day the awning will come out on its own. When you get home you can enjoy that cool drink on a cool patio or deck. “Vertical roll-up curtains are great for privacy from neighbours on a deck or to shield a hot tub and just like a retractable awning, (they) can be handcranked or motorized,” Lemke says. “You can have a drop curtain with any colour of fabric, even a fine mesh which allows you to see out but the neighbours can’t see in.” Roll shutters serve a completely different purpose. These are aluminum slats which roll up into a head box. These are primarily for security. If the family is away for part of the year they can seal up their house. When these shutters are down it doesn’t look like a fortress; it just looks like there are no windows if the colour matches the exterior. There truly is an awning or shutter for every purpose. If you’re like me, a good night’s sleep is a great reason to install one.

Awnings and shutters are a great addition to your home, especially in the hot summer months when you’re looking for a bit of shade. There are many options available, says Phil Lemke of Langley Awning and Signs. Submitted photos


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Take moving house to a whole new level with Nickel Bros. By Maggie Calloway British Columbia is the proud location of a company who has been doing big-time recycling for the past 56 years. Nickel Bros., formed in 1956 by Henry and his brother Richard and now with the third generation of the family working in the business, recycles houses! The brothers were from Manitoba where house and barn moving was not uncommon, but the idea was mostly unknown in the west. The company, who is well-known for moving houses here, also moves pretty well anything big which needs to get “there from here.” Henry, at the fabulous age of 86, still loves to get out to the moves to watch them happen and lend the younger generations the benefit of his vast experience. Rick Picard, who has worked for Nickel Bros. for many years, is a wealth of information. “It wasn’t long after Henry and Richard started moving houses for customers that they realized the amazing resource of buildings scheduled for demolition. They started that end of the business, saving buildings, reselling them and then moving them to the new site,” he says. The company website holds an ever-changing list of houses

of all types and styles for sale and ready to be moved. Need a home for your island vacation spot? No problem, the house can be barged and then erected on the new spot. If you are in the market for a first home or a retirement home, why settle for a 400-square-foot condo when you can buy a great rancher for around $50,000, build a new foundation on your lot and have the home delivered? And speaking of a new foundation, the home is delivered and left on risers in the exact spot you stipulate, four feet high for a crawl space or slab and around nine feet for a basement. Before the foundation is dug plumb weights are hung from each corner of the house, then the foundation is dug and poured with such precision they are never out more than a quarter of an inch. Once the foundation is in place, Nickel Bros. returns and lowers the house onto Nickel Bros. has been in the business of moving houses since 1956, and still the foundation. You are immediately much continues to be one of the go-to companies for such a project. further up on the property ladder. Martin Knowles photos

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Family game nights an excuse to play pool shark By Maggie Calloway Your home has been renovated and you now have this lovely big room with your new big screen TV for watching movies or hockey games, but it is a bit empty, a bit lonely. What to do? Nick Vinciguerra, owner of Classic Games and Billiards, has loads of great ideas for every member of the family. “Poker is still huge, especially now (that) we have high-stakes poker tournaments on television, people want their own authentic poker table and chips,” says Vinciguerra. “We have all styles; temporary tables you can put on top of a dining table or flip tops, it just depends what the client has room for in their home.” If you have fond memories of playing billiards in the basement, you’ll be pleased to know that billiards is still with us. Vinciguerra’s store is the only Authorized Brunswick Dealer Nick Vinciguerra, left, and John Hall of Classic Games and for the Greater Vancouver and Fraser Valley Billiards in Surrey are experts at pointing you towards the area, but now there is a great choice of styles perfect billiards table or dart board. With a variety of styles from the traditional to sleek and modern so available, including balls featuring your favourite hockey team, the heavy style of old, which for the most part above, there is no shortage of ways to make your games room doesn’t fit into today’s homes, is not your only your own. choice. Martin Knowles photos Vinciguerra says lots of people are buying a table and putting it in the dining room because cups of beer are placed in a triangle at both they don’t formally dine there any more so the room is not ends of the table and each team has to used. bounce or throw a ping pong ball to try and In days gone by it used to be men who bought pool tables land the ball in one of the opposing teams but he says it’s couples who come in and the female partner cups of beer. If the team is successful the opoften makes the decision on style. posing team has to drink the beer. “Interestingly the last year or so has seen darts become There is also the classic game of Foosball, huge,” Vinciguerra says. “(They’ve) started televising the world or perhaps table tennis is more your speed? championships out of England and viewers see how much Families are equipping their family rooms fun they are having, plus people are travelling more and are with a choice of games to encourage their exposed to people playing darts in the pubs overseas. Another teenagers and their friends to spend time at reason is it’s not expensive to buy everything you need so it’s home. The parents know where their kids within reach of most families.” are and get to know their friends; not a bad His store also sells Beer Pong equipment. For the unaware, strategy if they’re playing Beer Pong!

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Finding the perfect door like finding the key to your home By Maggie Calloway When I renovated my home years ago I replaced two doors that had been driving me crazy ever since I bought the house. The doors were hollow-core and every time I used them I gritted my teeth. They represented exactly what not to do and they felt like exactly what they were, cheaply made. I like a door with some heft and some solidness when swinging open and closed. I had a rule when renovating over the years: I would not buy something twice and until I decided where the door openings were going to be and what kind of door would be appropriate I would suffer in silence. Okay, sometimes not so silent. Glen Creer of Doors Vancouver gave me this credo: A door is like a key; it needs to fit the house if it’s going to be of any use. This means several things must work, including jamb thickness, overall height and width, swing direction and egress, material, glazing, tempering, thickness and fire rating, among other things. “A door is the entrance into what could easily be a room worth $50,000 and should be equal to the quality of the room,” Creer says. “It would be more than a little jarring to have a door which doesn’t fit the style of either the room or the whole house.” Creer has a very interesting take on the relationship between the economy since the 1920s and the style and quality of doors. He gave me a quick master class. The 1920s was the decade of the craftsman; lots of local high-quality woods and man power so the product was exceptionally great. The 1930s were the Depression years. The quality and the degree of decoration went down, and these years saw the emergence of the shaker style: no mouldings and very plain. The 1940s saw the beginning of the veneer

Glen Creer of Doors Vancouver says that a door is like a key; it needs to fit the house if it’s going to be of any use. With tons of styles available, you’ll be able to find the perfect door for any project you can imagine. Martin Knowles photos

doors because of the ability of the industry to create an engineered product, and the 1950s was the decade of mass production, with the beginning of the hollow-core door. The 1960s started the use of higher quality materials due to the involvement of architecture, while the 1970s was the start of the interest rate crunch and a general downgrading of the quality of the finished door. The 1980s was survival as the interest rates skyrocketed and most available money went

to the bank not to the tradesman. It was therefore the decade of poorest quality. The 1990s saw the lowering of interest rates so the greater percentage of available money was going to the trades. We saw the start of the much higher-quality product. The first decade of this century sees low interest rates and influx of wealthy clientele. Both of these translate into extraordinary quality going into both new and renovated homes.

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Nowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a good time to start planting your vegetables You may not be able to grow every vegetable, but itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s possible to grow something even in a small space. By Maggie Calloway One of the best things anyone can do for themselves is grow as much of their own food as possible. I am so passionate about this I have 54 12â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 4â&#x20AC;&#x2122; raised beds on my property. I love being able to grow a lot of my food. I refer to my veggie garden as my forty-foot diet, not only because it is obviously healthy to pick organically grown food out of my own garden but because I also love the feeling of being as self-sustaining as possible. I know I am blessed living on enough property to grow so much but you will be amazed at how much you can grow in a smaller space, even on a balcony. You are not going to grow tons of different vegetables but what about concentrating on growing all your own salad fixings? There are some great decorative tubs available and your secret weapon is how much you can grow vertically and in hanging baskets. My go-to person on all things regarding growing organic vegetables is the amazing Carolyn Herriot. She wrote The Zero-Mile Diet, which is a year-round guide to growing fabulous veggies. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The very first thing, and the most important, is to build great soil. Everything starts with the soil; you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have great vegetables and fruit if they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t pull nutrition from the earth,â&#x20AC;? Herriot says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Save all your vegetable and fruit scraps, rake up your fallen leaves in the fall, all your grass clippings, and pile in your compost bins. In this climate we can grow vegetables all year round, so getting the soil right is paramount.â&#x20AC;? If you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t already have a prepared area in your garden to grow vegetables and the thought of digging out your lawn makes you shudder, there is a great way to build new beds using the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lasagna Method.â&#x20AC;? Herriot has a great section in her book giving instructions and I have used this method to great success in the past. First, decide the perimeters of the garden or bed then cover with a thick dusting of dolomite lime followed with a two-inch layer of manure, fresh or aged. Next, cover with a layer of plain cardboard, overlapping layers but omitting any coloured ink. Wet it down thoroughly then add a mixed layer of hay, grass clippings and leaves fol-

Carolyn Herriot, author of The Zero-Mile Diet, has tips for growing vegetables and herbs year-round. The right soil is paramount, so she suggests concentrating on that first. Submitted photos

lowed by another layer of aged manure and then rake until itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s level. Top everything with a half-yard of topsoil and water well. You can plant right away into the top layer and because of the high fertility of the bed, you can plant pretty intensively. Donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be discouraged if you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have a sunny garden or balcony because there are lots of things you can grow; leafy greens, peas, chard, kale and beet greens for example. And donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget pots of herbs. Be adventurous and grow exotic herbs to infuse Indian and Chinese dishes. The main thing is donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be intimidated. There isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t a gardener in the whole world who knows everything about gardening. Everyone has successes and failures; one year the tomatoes and carrots are fantastic the next year a dismal failure. Who cares, just get out there, I know youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll love it.

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Aging in place possible with options from Western Elevators â&#x20AC;&#x153; from page.1 fitted. Stairlifts are very easy to use, very secure and can be folded out of the way when not in use.â&#x20AC;? A stairlift is a great solution for most but if a member of the family is in a wheelchair another method is necessary. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our next product is a Porchlift or a Decklift. This unit is a platform used outside to assist a family member to change levels such as from the car to a deck on the second or main floor,â&#x20AC;? Bodnaruk says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This works great for many applications but the con is itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s outside so if you want to change levels inside you would have to go outside in sometimesinclement weather. This is perfect if you are coming or going from the house and works if you cannot install an elevator inside the house because of physical space.â&#x20AC;? This brings us to the ultimate people mover, the residential elevator. â&#x20AC;&#x153;To install a residential elevator we are looking at approximately a 5â&#x20AC;&#x2122; x 6â&#x20AC;&#x2122; area where we would build a shaft. We need rooms that line up above each other and enough room to take that footprint for the elevator,â&#x20AC;? Bodnaruk says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In other words we need rooms big enough to allocate the space. Another alternative, if the house is not big enough, is to put the elevator shaft on the outside of the house if there is enough room without intruding on a neighbour. Installing an elevator is the most expensive option because of the higher cost of an elevator plus work involved such as construction costs and, depending on the placement, we often have to move plumbing and electrical then refinish floors. The good news is installing an elevator gives total mobility throughout the home to all family members and increases the value of the home.â&#x20AC;? Lots of options to consider when deciding whether to stay in your home and modify where needed or move. Moving is an expensive business and you may find staying where you love, and making the necessary improvements, is comparable.

Cam Pomeroy, left, and Alan Bodnaruk have been in the business of helping people age in place for years. Options including a stairlift, above and below, or a residential elevator are ways to continue living in your multi-level home. Martin Knowles photos

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GVHBA announces Ovation Award nominees By Kerry Vital The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association will be giving a standing Ovation to its finalists at its third annual Ovation Awards this month, which honour excellence in new home and renovation design, construction, accessibility, sustainability, affordability, energy efficiency and heritage restoration. The list of finalists in 41 categories was released late last month. Among the group is Kenorah Construction & Design, ParkLane Homes, Portrait Homes and My House Design/Build Team, among many others. “Last year, Vancouver-area homebuilders spent nearly $4 billion on home renovation, and builders started construction on 17,867 new homes,” says GVHBA President and CEO Peter Simpson. “Residential construction is a major contributer to Metro Vancouver’s economy and the GVHBA is delighted to partner with FortisBC and the Homeowner Protection Office to honour the industry’s brightest stars.” Among the renovators, My House Design/ Build Team was nominated for nine awards, including Best Kitchen Renovation: $100,000 and over and Best Custom Home: $1 million to $2 million. They are also up for the Custom Home Builder of the Year award. Kenorah Construction & Design is nominated for 15 awards, including Best Kitchen Renovation $100,000 and over, Best Renovated Room, RenoMark Renovator of the Year – Large Volume and Best Outdoor Living Space: New or Renovated. ParkLane Homes reigns as the top-nominated builder, with 13 finalist nominations including Multi-Family Builder of the Year, Single-Family Builder of the Year and Best Single-Family Detached Home: 3,000 square feet and over. The nominations are spread over several ParkLane communities, including Headwater at Bedford Landing, Time at Walnut Grove and Winchester.

Portrait Homes has been nominated for seven awards, including Best Single-Family Detached Home: Less than 2,000 square feet and Best Townhome/Rowhome Development: Less than 2,000 square feet. “As an enthusiastic and active participating member of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association, the My House team is proud to represent the Ovation Awards and all they embody; the endorsement of our peers and industry professionals that we as a team are providing great service, quality workmanship and innovative design,” says Managing Director for My House Design/Build Team Graeme Huguet. The awards will be handed out on April 28 at a gala awards ceremony in Vancouver. For more information and to get a full list of nominees, visit ovationawards.

My House Design/Build Team is up for several awards for their waterfront hideway, left and below left. ParkLane Homes is up for several awards for its various communities, including Time at Walnut Grove, above. Portrait Homes has been nominated for seven awards, including some for its Stoneleigh at Silver Ridge development, below. Submitted photos


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April 17, 2012 edition of the Peace Arch News