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Demonstrators march towards the Kinder Morgan Westridge Terminal in Burnaby in August 2011, to protest the company’s plans to expand its Alberta-B.C. pipeline.
Will B.C. be Alberta’s oil superport? Kinder Morgan Canada 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 third instalment of a three-part Black Press series looks at the politics of the pipeline, and possible alternatives.
Crude politics and pressures behind the pipelines Jeff Nagel Black Press
Hundreds more oil tankers may soon ply B.C. waters to carry crude oil from Alberta’s oil sands to Asia via one of two very different routes. Most public focus so far has been on Enbridge’s controversial Northern Gateway project, which would run a new pipeline across northern B.C. to Kitimat. But several industry watchers rate
that project — beset by opposition from environmental groups, northern communities and First Nations – as a long shot. Much more likely to proceed, they say, is Kinder Morgan’s potential expansion of its Trans Mountain pipeline, which could mean a more than six-fold increase in the amount of oil now being exported by tankers out through Burrard Inlet. The politicking will be intense to persuade B.C. to accept at least Kinder Morgan’s proposal, if not both projects, to satisfy national strategic
interests, according to SFU public policy professor Doug McArthur. “The federal government is increasingly committing itself to a high level of expansion of the oil sands and making it almost the main economic issue in the country,” he said. “I think B.C. will be under tremendous pressure from the federal government.” The Enbridge pipeline faces huge hurdles. It is a new route across sensitive ecosystems, mountainous terrain and salmon-bearing rivers, all in the traditional territory of aboriginal bands that are staunchly against the project. Please see B.C. SAYING ‘NO’, A3
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Derek Milloy plays the bagpipes at the memorial bench and yellowbird magnolia tree honouring his late wife, Darleen, at the pond at Burnaby Mountain Golf Course. Darleen passed away from multiple sclerosis last May and on Sunday, Derek was given the MS Society’s Opal Award for his devotion to her care throughout their time together.
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another manifestation of the disease. Undeterred, Derek asked Darleen to become his wife. Mario Bartel email@example.com “We didn’t know how the disease would progress. It could be one symptom or it could get On Sunday night, Derek Milloy celebrated the even worse,” says Derek, who is now a teacher at two great loves of his life. It was bittersweet. Douglas Road elementary. “But it was never scary At a concert by the SFU Pipe Band at The Vogue enough to throw away the wonderful relationship we theatre, Milloy was presented with the Opal Award had.” for Caregivers by the Multiple Sclerosis Society Already the disease was robbing Darleen of in recognition of the 20 years of devoted care he her ability to play the pipes, as her ¿ngers could gave to his wife Darleen as she battled MS. The no longer stay steady over the holes that form the autoimmune disease of the nervous system took her notes. But she remained actively involved with the ability to play the bagpipes, then her mobility and instrument she’d ¿rst yearned to play when she last May, it took her life. was only three years old by teaching and judging at Through those years of competitions. struggle, tears and uncertainty, “She just loved Derek and Darleen were it so much,” says Derek Milloy, SFU Pipe Band buoyed by their shared love Derek. “Not being People loved spending time with her. She was for each other and for the able to play was bubbly and personable. She had a sparkle in pipes. frustrating for her.” her eyes Those loves were By the time they intertwined. were married in They met playing the pipes. They courted playing 1993, Darleen was having trouble with her balance. the pipes. And when Darleen was diagnosed shortly She had to stop working as an accountant. A year after they were engaged to be married, they sought later she started using a wheelchair and gave up strength and normalcy with the pipes. driving. Darleen was a member of the SFU Pipe Band and But that didn’t keep her from attending the pipe a champion solo piper when Derek arrived at the band’s practices and performances, sending Derek Burnaby Mountain campus to study philosophy and, and their friends in the band off with words of perhaps more importantly, play the bagpipes with encouragement when they traveled to concerts or the renowned band he’d heard so much about in international competitions. piping circles in his native Minnesota. “The band kept us busy. They were our social They hit it off and became an item. That was in network and a huge support for her,” says Derek. “It 1988. was great that they also included Darleen.” But already the insidious tingle of MS had Eventually even that became increasingly dif¿cult inÀicted its presence. A year earlier Darleen awoke as her mobility and ability to communicate declined. one morning and couldn’t see out of one of her But neither Darleen nor Derek let the disease eyes. The vision came back and her doctor couldn’t diminish their spirit. pin down a cause. Still, she won the B.C. Pipers’ “People loved spending time with her,” says MacCrimmon Calm and the silver medal at the Derek. “She was bubbly and personable. She had a Northern Meeting in Scotland. sparkle in her eyes.” Over the next ¿ve years there were other Derek just learned to roll with the punches. symptoms, mostly minor. In 1992, a series of tests “I couldn’t worry about things I couldn’t do including an MRI con¿rmed a diagnosis of MS. anything about,” he says. “I just had to take it as it On the way home from getting the news from her comes.” neurologist, Darleen’s ¿ngers started to tingle, yet
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B.C. saying ‘no’ to one or both pipelines could incur Ottawa’s wrath: SFU prof continued
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By comparison, McArthur said Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain expansion amounts to twinning its existing pipeline on an established right-of-way with few of the technical or legal challenges facing Enbridge. Tankers already carry oil on a shipping route and with procedures that are well established, in contrast to Enbridge, which would introduce big tankers to the more challenging waters of the north coast. “Kinder Morgan is the much easier one for them to get in place,” McArthur said. “In terms of picking the low-hanging fruit, I would think they would push very hard to get that one through. But I think they want both.” Could B.C. say no to both pipelines and refuse to act as Canada’s oil port to Asia? McArthur predicts a provincial government that actively blocks both projects – rather than merely register its opposition – would feel Ottawa’s wrath. “There would be a huge battle,” he said, adding future federal grants and support might be at risk. “The federal government would pull out every possible means they have to make life very, very dif¿cult for B.C.” CAUTIOUS WORDS
So far provincial of¿cials have not taken a stand on the Northern Gateway proposal, despite pressure to do so. B.C. Energy Minister Rich Coleman is also circumspect on Kinder COLEMAN Morgan’s plans, but did note the Trans Mountain pipeline has a lengthy track record. “This one’s been in operation for a long time, and it does show that pipelines can operate safely for generations,” he said. “When I talk to people in my own riding, they have no idea that we have
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Kinder Morgan Canada’s Trans Mountain Pipeline travels from Edmonton to Burnaby, with a spur line to Anacortes, and a jet fuel pipeline from Burnaby to Vancouver International Airport. The company hopes to almost triple the capacity of the pipeline.
been bringing tankers into the Port of Vancouver for about 50 years.” A recent Mustel Group poll found Metro Vancouver residents were split on whether they support a Kinder Morgan expansion, increasing tanker visits to nearly 360 a year. Opposition energy critic John Horgan, who may chart B.C.’s course on the issue if the NDP take power in 2013, said there is anxiety in the NDP caucus and the broader public about the volume of oil that would be shipped through sensitive waters. “It is cause for concern,” he said, adding he will wait to see Kinder Morgan’s formal proposal, which could be two years away, before taking a position. He noted the existing pipeline does provide bene¿ts – re¿ning jobs in Burnaby and lower-priced gas as a result – that should be maintained. The NDP opposes Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline, he said, because it offers B.C. only risk and is strongly opposed in the northwest. “Our view is that’s a non-starter,” Horgan said. “Kinder Morgan is a
more complicated question, and one that has a track record of 50 years of more or less unblemished activity. So we’ll have to measure that when the time comes.” He said B.C. needs to better understand tanker traf¿c risks and how to address them. “There’s going to be an increase in volume, so does that increase the risk? Yes it does, but we can measure that once we’ve got a clear understanding of what the increase in tanker traf¿c will really mean.” B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins has come out in support of the Enbridge pipeline, but the former commercial ¿sherman is more cautious about the Kinder Morgan expansion. “There’s huge issues there with the shipping through Vancouver harbour and those issues have to be addressed,” he said. “We’d be supportive,” Cummins said. “But they’d have to satisfy concerns about increased tanker traf¿c.”
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Kinder Morgan is expected to formally announce its Trans Mountain expansion plan this spring, kicking off 18 to 24 months of public consultations with affected communities and First Nations. That would be followed by an application to the National Energy Board, leading to NEB hearings like those underway on the Enbridge pipeliine. A federal environmental assessment would also be required, but environmental groups have long distrusted them. Now they point to provisions in the federal budget to speed up major project reviews and scrutinize the charitable status of environmental non-pro¿ts as further evidence the federal government will expedite oil pipelines through B.C. at the expense of safety. “They’re weakening something that’s already weak,” said Wilderness Committee spokesman Ben West. “It doesn’t ¿ll me with hope and optimism that there’s going to be a serious look at what the real impacts of this project are going to be.” But even if pipeline and tanker shipments were completely safe, West says he and many in B.C.’s environmental movement would still oppose them to try to keep the vast oil reserves of the oil sands in the ground. “I just think our coast should not be a major point for oil shipments,” West said. “Given the severity of climate change, it’s fundamentally irresponsible for us to be looking at ways to pro¿t from something like this.” HUGE PROFITS
While environmental issues loom large in B.C., vast pro¿ts are at stake for oil patch companies in Alberta looking for an outlet that eases their dependence on U.S. buyers.
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He died less than three weeks before his sixth birthday, a casualty of a rare form of brain cancer. He beat the cancer once, but 11 months later, it returned. Known for his spunk and his daredevil attitude, Burnaby’s Ryder Evans-Brockett was the reason his father, Jimi Evans-Brockett, started cycling in the Ride to Conquer Cancer three years ago. “Losing a child is not something you get over or heal from. It is with you for the rest of your life,” Jimi said last week. “What you do have to do is ¿gure out how to deal with the knowledge that you have, and what to do with it.” That’s why Jimi started riding in the fundraising event, in which cyclists bike from Vancouver to Seattle to raise money for the B.C. Cancer Foundation. He and Ryder’s mother, Nicole, have since divorced and the bike shop they used to own, Sharpey’s Cycles, has been sold, but Jimi is now remarried with a baby on the way. He has a new job with the foundation—managing the ride to Conquer Cancer, largely because of his involvement with it over the past three years. With the second-largest team entered last year, Jimi hopes this year’s Rider for Ryders (Ryders is plural because Jimi met another father of a different young Ryder while at BC Children’s Hospital; he also died) team raises the most money yet; with 200 team members, they’ve come a long way since 2009, when there were 15 people. So far, Riders for Ryders has raised $420,000 for the Ride to Conquer
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Jimi Evans-Brockett with Ryder during one of his son’s better days while battling cancer.
Cancer, but their goal is to bring that total to more than a half-million: $533,333. The ride raised $11.1 million last year in B.C. and $28 million across Canada. Riders for Ryders is a team that stands for everybody ¿ghting and/or surviving cancer, including the relatives of those affected, Jimi noted. “I think this disease (cancer) touches just about everybody,” he said. “We all need to do our bit in life. Pick up the phone or go to the website and make a donation. Any amount really makes a difference.” Ryder is always in Jimi’s thoughts; he rides in his memory as well as for a cure. “He taught me a lot,” Jimi said. “He’s the reason I TAKE NOTICE THAT the City Council proposes to adopt Bylaw No. 13082 keep going every day.” cited as “Burnaby Highway Closure Bylaw No. 2, 2012” pursuant to He encourages Section 40 of the Community Charter. The purpose of the proposed bylaw people to visit http:// is to close and remove the dedication of certain portions of highway – www.ridersforryders. closure of road allowance adjacent West property lines of 5939, 5959 com and http://www. Brantford Avenue (all that portion of road in District Lot 92, Group 1, New conquercancer.ca/goto/ Westminster District, dedicated by Plan 23444 containing 404.4m²) shown rydermen to ¿nd out outlined and described as Parcel 1 on Reference Plan prepared by Terence more—and to donate. D. Connolly, B.C.L.S.
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The people who write the words in this newspaper have the ¿fth worst job according to the job search portal Career Cast. That’s likely little comfort to any lumberjacks reading this. When Career Cast rated the physical labour, poor work environment, high stress and declining opportunities for workers who harvest the wood that is used to build our homes and create the paper upon which these words are printed, they were deemed to have the worst of the 200 jobs ranked in the survey. Next on the list of possible jobs likely to make school career counsellors send students aspiring to do them right back out the door to start their search over again are dairy farmer, enlisted soldier and oil rig worker. All of them rated worse than restaurant server, meter reader and even dishwasher. At the other end of the scale, software engineers seem to be working the good life. According to the survey they earn good money in a low-stress environment with plenty of employment opportunities. Next on the top job list is actuary, followed by human resources manager, dental hygienist and ¿nancial planner. Of course everyone’s motivation for their career choice is different. Lumberjacks may do tough, physical toil in cold, wet forests, using dangerous equipment for poor pay in a declining industry, but many who do it do so because they love being outdoors in the elements, getting a sense of accomplishment from their day’s labour. And even software engineers and actuaries likely complain about their jobs, their bosses, their inadequate pay, their coworkers, their lousy of¿ce, their commute, the crummy coffee in the lunchroom. Any job is what we make of it. As long as workers are respected for the effort they put in, by their bosses, their peers and in their bank accounts, there’s likely to be some measure of satisfaction.
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avid Suzuki has resigned as a director of his namesake foundation so it won’t be the target of federal government “attacks.” This news is conveyed to me in a Globe and Mail report typically tilted in deference to “Canada’s most famous environmentalist.” The usual assumptions are woven in: Suzuki is a saint. His every utterance is treated as scienti¿c fact, even when it’s a left-wing political rant. The Conservative government is a front for Big Oil that has “attacked” environmental groups by reminding them that political activities are not eligible for charitable tax exemptions. In recent years, the David Suzuki Foundation’s campaign focus has been noticeably in step with the large U.S. foundations that fund most of B.C.’s enviro-scare industry: ¿rst salmon farming and now the Alberta “tar sands” in all its exaggerated horror. Suzuki’s personal activities aren’t easily distinguished from those of his foundation, as was illustrated with his recent CBC documentary
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that demonized the “tar sands.” Diseased ¿sh were displayed, but natural contamination of the Athabasca River was glossed over. Aboriginal objections were highlighted, while local support and economic bene¿ts were overlooked. This isn’t science or charity. It’s tabloid journalism. Sensationalize, ignore facts that weaken the drama, play to people’s emotions. And he expects to be subsidized by the CBC and charitable tax exemptions as well? This news comes as I ¿nish reading Patrick Moore’s book, Confessions of a Greenpeace Dropout. I was one of many young fans who cheered as Moore, Bob Hunter and the other 1970s Greenpeace pioneers set out from Vancouver to disrupt Soviet nuclear testing, and then turned to the regime’s slaughter of whales.
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In 1986, Moore split with Greenpeace and worked to set up a family chinook salmon farm. He said Greenpeace opposed aquaculture because it destroys tropical mangrove swamps. Tropical prawn farms have no rational connection with B.C., but a global organization needs simple ideas that sell. This approach was seen in an earlier 1980s campaign against chlorine in pulp mills. Greenpeace protests against dioxins and the herbicide 2,4,5-T were eventually dumbed down to opposing the use of chlorine in all industries, 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 ¿ve 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.
His foundation’s salmon farm campaign quietly disappeared down the memory hole after its PCB claims were debunked. Moore highlighted another bit of greenwashing in a visit to Victoria last year. The vaunted “LEED” certi¿cation 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.
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Calculating the social cost of job action For the past eight months, the teachers’ job action has been on everyone’s mind. It seems to be in all the headlines. I am in my ¿nal year of high school and I am fortunate that the job action has not greatly affected me. However, my family has been affected. My brother is in Grade 7 at Chaffey-Burke Elementary and has missed out on many typical Grade 7 activities. Many people who have grown up in Greater Vancouver would most likely remember going to Grade 7 camp. For generations students have been going to camps throughout B.C. in their ¿nal year of elementary. Camp for me was more than a fun weekend away, it was the chance to really get to know and to bond with my classmates. Camp prepared me mentally for the coming years and for moving on to high school, which seemed daunting at the time. Due to the teachers’ job action, many Grade 7s are missing out. Many people are worried about the effect it has on children’s academics but seem to overlook the
social development that school has on children and teens. For some, school is the only place they are able to interact with people their age. When sports teams or clubs are cancelled these students miss out socially. I am not trying to take a side with the government or with the teachers, but social development is crucial to young people and school activities are crucial to that development. Molly Bushell Burnaby
MAYOR SHOULD PAY BACK RESIDENTS Re: Recent trip by eight city of¿cials to Burnaby sister city Mesa, Arizona I am disturbed with Mayor Derek Corrigan’s continued poor judgment in spending our tax dollars. What a waste of Burnaby taxpayers money. Mayor Corrigan should stay in Burnaby, working for the citizens. In a time of economic constraints, he should exercise more care with our tax dollars. Our
taxes will be increasing another three to four per cent this year. Our city manager surely has the skill set and access to technology such as video-conferencing or Skype to set up meetings with people in Mesa to brainstorm ideas instead of having everyone going on these junkets. How can Mayor Corrigan justify this latest junket? And how can he justify the tens of thousands he has now cumulatively spent (over multiple terms) visiting “sister cities” in Japan, Arizona and who knows where else— as well as in hosting those sister-city delegations from Japan, Arizona and who knows where else? City taxpayers should not be funding a “vacation exchange” for their elected of¿cials. We deserve more respect, and more value for our money. I ask that Mayor Corrigan reimburse (from his own pocket) any expenses billed to city taxpayers for this latest trip and then cancel all future planned junkets until such time as he can present taxpayers with a zero increase in the property tax levy.
Finally Mayor Corrigan also exercised poor judgement in travel planning. The least he could have done was to use YVR, instead of the Bellingham airport. Nick Kvenich Burnaby
RESIDENTS NEED ASSURANCE Re: How safe are oil tankers travelling southern B.C. waters? (NewsLeader, April 11) The NewsLeader has reported that Kinder Morgan will spend $5 billion to triple the capacity of its Trans Mountain pipeline, meaning up to 850,000 barrels of oil per day will be sent through the pipeline, most of it to the Burnaby re¿nery. This is the same pipeline that ruptured in 2007, showering the Westridge neighbourhood in oil and taking four years to clean up and get any legal reaction to the errors. I ¿nd it hard to take at face value the claim that Kinder Morgan is willing to spend up to two years consulting with the community, when they’re already creating a proposal to take to the National
Energy Board for 2014 and to begin construction in 2016. It sounds like they’ve done all the “consultation” they need or want, and it wasn’t with a single person who lives and works in the area of their proposed twinning project. Having this additional capacity is a good thing for Kinder Morgan and its shareholders. There’s pro¿t to be made, after all. There also needs to be some assurance that the work done will be environmentally secure, and that Burnaby citizens actually get to see the bene¿ts of the oil rushing beneath their feet. Take the time to talk to us people who live here, Kinder Morgan, before you announce your plans for the future. You might just change your mind once you hear what we have to say. Trevor Ritchie Burnaby
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State of city great, but hospital beyond hope: Corrigan Tricia Leslie NewsLeader Contributor
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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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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
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Harald Koehn Construction turns a Langley residence into a dream home â€œ from page.11 room and kitchen combination. â€œYou 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€? 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€œOur 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€? Koehn says. â€œWe 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€? 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€œOn 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€? Koehn says. â€œThe bedroom is multipurpose with the bed, storage and
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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€œI want anyone who is building a new home or renovating to realize itâ€™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€?
The heat of the summer â€œ from page.11 â€œSome 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€? Shivji says. â€œBarbecues 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€? 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€œFirst, make sure there is the good ten-year war-
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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.
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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 the foundation. You are immediately much further up on the property ladder.
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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€™s a good time to start planting your vegetables You may not be able to grow every vegetable, but itâ€™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€™ x 4â€™ 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€œThe very first thing, and the most important, is to build great soil. Everything starts with the soil; you canâ€™t have great vegetables and fruit if they canâ€™t pull nutrition from the earth,â€? Herriot says. â€œSave 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€? If you donâ€™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€œLasagna Method.â€? 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€™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€™t be discouraged if you donâ€™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€™t forget pots of herbs. Be adventurous and grow exotic herbs to infuse Indian and Chinese dishes. The main thing is donâ€™t be intimidated. There isnâ€™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€™ll love it.
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Aging in place possible with options from Western Elevators â€œ from page.11 fitted. Stairlifts are very easy to use, very secure and can be folded out of the way when not in use.â€? A stairlift is a great solution for most but if a member of the family is in a wheelchair another method is necessary. â€œOur 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€? Bodnaruk says. â€œThis works great for many applications but the con is itâ€™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€? This brings us to the ultimate people mover, the residential elevator. â€œTo install a residential elevator we are looking at approximately a 5â€™ x 6â€™ 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€? Bodnaruk says. â€œIn 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€? 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 www.gvhba.org/ ovationawards.
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It’s the grand opening of the new daycare on Burnaby Mountain, where Simon Fraser University Community Trust is celebrating the new facility, which has room for 50 three- to ¿ve-year-olds. Encompassed within UniverCity, the awardwinning and sustainable residential community near SFU, the new childcare centre is part of the growing neighbourhood, which will eventually house at least 10,000 people. “Both the university and the city can take great pride that we imagined this,” said Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan. “Being able to be green and affordable is absolutely key.” SFU Community Trust worked with a team of architects to create a facility with a net-zero footprint, at a price ($3.2 million) that is actually below other childcare facilities being built in the region – facilities without the same green features, noted Gordon Harris, SFU Community Trust president and CEO. “This project resets the bar for sustainable design,” he said to the gathered crowd. The new centre is expected to be the ¿rst building in Canada to meet the Living Building Challenge, which means it will have to generate as much energy as it uses, collect or recycle more water than it consumes, and be built and operated using non-toxic materials, sourced as locally as possible. SFU Childcare Society executive director Patricia Frouws, whose grandchildren were on hand to try out the new facility, praised both the facility and the Reggio Emilia program it offers, which is based on the principles of respect, responsibility and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment based on the interests of the children. “The Reggio Emilia approach views children as capable and competent, learning through a process of inquiry that allows them to follow their curiosity as they encounter the world around them,” she said. “This facility serves as an exemplary space for this respectful, self-directed learning, providing countless opportunities for children to explore indoors and out.” International Living Future Institute CEO Jason McLennan told those gathered that UniverCity Childcare Centre is “probably the greenest facility on the planet.” “The message this building sends to our children is that they matter, that our greatest priority is with them,” he said. After the speeches, the adults chatted over coffee, tea and snacks while some of the children painted on a canvas that will be the centre’s ¿rst art piece. As they played, explored, coloured, painted and puzzled, one child con¿ded to another in a serious tone, “I like the toilets.”
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 NewsLeader A25
Flourishing at work your work? I would suppose he does your evaluation and perhaps she provides some uninvited input. This, clearly, is not ideal and, as you have noted, the process is stressful because you are given contrasting messaging. Unfortunately, the current situation has likely occurred with the tacit permission of your Being supervised by two bosses is most certainly immediate supervisor: it is his responsibility and problematic whatever their styles now you’ll both need to be a part of of management; in fact, HR the resolution. professionals never would approve of If your evaluation is scheduled to such an arrangement, except perhaps take place, consider preparing a short in the atypical case of a project or report based on your concerns and be occasional committee involvement. prepared to present it at that time. Simon Gibson While you contend you have Ideally, the submission should two supervisors, I wonder if be made by your supervisor to the circumstances have allowed your department head, although he may be direct boss to be displaced to some extent by the somewhat anxious. She may even be animated in senior department head. her response and will perhaps see this initiative as a Perhaps he has allowed her to become involved threat to her authority. with his responsibilities and, in turn, she has taken It will be important for your supervisor – or you an interest in your duties. If she is as demanding as to stress that your capacity to be successful is being you say, he may also be deferring to her because of weakened with two bosses and that a single level of her authoritative personality. accountability is advantageous. He sounds more cordial and you obviously It is apparent that the current situation cannot prefer his management style; however, he may continue. You have every right to address the matter be attempting to offset her manner as he sees you if at all possible but it appears even though this experiencing conÀict as you attempt to carry out matter affects you, it will be up to the departmental their wishes. manager and your supervisor to make the necessary I presume you have an annual evaluation: is this adjustments. performed by your immediate supervisor? To what extent does the department head become involved – Submit your con¿dential questions relating to is she equipped to make an intelligent assessment of work and of¿ce life to firstname.lastname@example.org
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EPRA is a national not-for-profit extended producer responsibility association program that was previously run by ESABC. They have contracted Encorp Pacific to deliver the stewardship program under the Return-It™ Electronics brand in BC. Together, regulated electronics are managed and recycled in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. The program also prevents regulated electronics from ending up in landfills or being illegally shipped to developing countries.
You can find more than 125 Return-It Collection Sites at return-it.ca/electronics/locations. And for a full list of accepted electronics, visit return-it.ca/electronics/products. Get ready. New products are being added to the Return-It Electronics program on July 1st, 2012.
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Housing Matters: MP Kennedy Stewart (BurnabyDouglas) hosts a forum to discuss housing issues. It’s an opportunity for Burnaby residents to bring forward their concerns about housing affordability directly to their MP, as well as a chance to hear solutions the NDP is putting forward to address this major issue. When: Wednesday, April 18, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Where: Greentree Village Community Centre, 4295 Garden Grove Drive. New Westminster Historical Society: This month’s topic is Royal Columbian Hospital: 1862 to 2012, a 150 Year Anniversary. This presentation is taken from materials assembled by A Sense Of History Research Services which is working with the RCH Foundation during this anniversary year.The program is free and everyone is welcome. There is no need to pre-register. When: Wednesday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. Where: Auditorium, New Westminster Public Library, 716-Sixth Ave.
SFU Philosophers’ Cafe: Moderator Paul Matthew
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St. Pierre, a painter, installation artist, and SFU English professor, leads a discussion about the Vancouver art scene. When most of us think about art, we think of classical forms like dance, painting, sculpture, and theatre. But where do other art forms like graffiti, wall posts, video, and digital design fit in? Do they deserve to be called art too? Everyone welcome. Registration and experience not required. Admission is free. When: Wednesday, April 18, 7 p.m. Where: McGill branch, Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St., Burnaby. Info: 778-782-5215 or www.philosopherscafe.net.
Community Forum: New West Mental Health Advisory Committee presents a community forum, open to all residents of New Westminster impacted by mental health issues within our local community. When: Thursday, April 19, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Where: New Westminster Public Library.
Candles for Krystina: A fundraiser for Krystina, a four-year-old girl who has battled cancer since she was born. A “red carpet” event featuring live entertainment, silent auction and professional photographer. When: Thursday, April 19, 7 p.m. to midnight. Where: Status Night Club, 27 Church St., New Westminster. Admission: $20.
Muffin Break and Thrift Sale: Household items, jewelry, toys, books and more. When: Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: Cliff Avenue United Church with Sae Nal Full Gospel Korean Church, 1600 Cliff Ave., Burnaby
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Wednesday, April 18, 2012 NewsLeader A27 Showing Your Value workshop: If you’re looking for first-time employment or re-employment, learn how to highlight volunteer experience on your resume. For youth aged 13 to 18 and older adults aged 50-plus. Presenter Stacy Ashton is executive director of Community Volunteer Connections. Free workshop, space limited, preregistration mandatory. When: Thursday, April 19, 4 to 5:30 p.m. Where: Century House/Youth Centre, 620 Eighth St., New Westminster. Info: 604519-1023.
Miss Caledonia: Come and see a performance about a girl who plans to be a movie star. The show has comedy, love and a staggering work ethic of its own. When: Friday, April 20 and Saturday, April 21, 8 p.m. Where: Studio Theatre, Shadbolt Centre, 6450 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Tickets: $32. Info and tickets: www.shadboltcentre.com or 604-2053000. Autism Awareness Month: Family Fun Day. A morning packed with fun in a safe and comfortable environment. Balloon artists, bouncy castles, face painters and BBQ. Free. When: Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Where: Monarch House Autism Centre, 3185 Willingdon Green, Burnaby. Info: 604205-9204.
Autism Awareness Month: Teens discuss what it is like to have autism. Free. When: Tuesday, April 24, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Where: Monarch House Autism Centre, 3185 Willingdon Green, Burnaby. Info: 604-205-9204.
Plant Sale: South Burnaby Garden Club is holding its annual plant sale featuring members’ perennials, flowering bushes, and other plants at low prices. This year edibles will be featured including vegetable seedlings and herbs, patio mini gardens, hanging baskets, as well as refurbished tools for sale at reasonable prices. When: Sunday, April 22, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Buy Low parking lot at Royal Oak and Rumble.
Gentlemen of Fortune: Music at Queens concert featuring Gentlemen of Fortune, a men’s chorus. When: Sunday April 22, 7:30 p.m. Where: Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave., New Westminster. Tickets: Adults $20 and Seniors/ Students $15 at the door or from the church office. Info: 604-522-1606.
Third annual Community Information EXPO 2012: When: Sunday, April 22, 1 to 4 p.m. Where: Bonsor Community Centre, 6550 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby. Info: 604-775-5707.
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EarthFest: Wildlife Rescue Association of B.C. presents its annual family nature festival. Build bee and bird boxes, take part in seed swaps, canoe rides on Burnaby Lake and guided nature walks. Learn about community gardens, wildlife protection and park conservation. When: Sunday, April 22, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavilion at 6871 Roberts St., Burnaby.
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55+ Volunteer Seniors Outreach Ambassador program: South Burnaby Neighbourhood House, in partnership with Voices of Burnaby Seniors is seeking adults 55-plus who would like to learn how to help isolated seniors connect with community services and programs. Register now for the free training program. When: Mondays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., April 23 and 30, May 7, 14 and 28, June 4, 11 and 18. Where: McGill Library, 4595 Albert St., Burnaby. Info or to register: Talia at 604-431-0400 or email@example.com.
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Cancer Prevention and Healing Event: HANSHealth Network Action Society presents speakers Teresa Clarke, Brad Noyes and Rose Gour. When: Tuesday, April 24, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Where: Firefighters’ Banquet and Conference Centre, 6515 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby. Cost: HANS members $10 in advance, $15 at the door, non-members $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
King Lear: City Stage New West presents Shakespeare’s King Lear, in a concert reading directed by Renée Bucciarelli, featuring Richard Newman, Russell Roberts, Gordon Roberts on drums, and a supporting cast of emerging artists. When: Sunday, April 22, 2 p.m. Where: Holy Trinity Cathedral, 514 Carnarvon St., New Westminster. Tickets: $15/general, $12/seniors & students, at www.brownpapertickets.ca or at the door.
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BC ARTS AND CULTURE WEEK is here! From April 22-28, arts councils & schools in your community are hosting activities of all sorts as part of the celebration. www.bcartsweek.org
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Place: Meeting Room 120, Surrey City Central Library in Surrey Date: Thursday, April 19, 2012 â€˘ Time: 1:00 p.m. â€“ 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 â€œEâ€? 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 CertiďŹ ed) HVAC Technicians Second Cooks (PC1 & PC2 CertiďŹ ed) BMS/Energy Technicians Cashiers Fabric Leads Tim Hortonâ€™s Manager Carpenters Tim Hortonâ€™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 beneďŹ ts 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!
Advertising Sales Consultant The Langley Times, a twice-weekly award-winning newspaper has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time sales person. The successful candidate will have a university or college education or two years of sales experience â€“ preferably in the advertising or retail industry. The ability to build relationships with clients and offer superior customer service is a must. The winning candidate will be a team player and will also be called upon to grow the account list with an aggressive cold calling mandate. The ability to work in a an extremely fast paced environment with a positive attitude is a must. We offer a great working environment with a competitive base salary and commission plan coupled with a strong beneďŹ t package. Black Press has over 170 community newspapers across Canada and the United States and for the proven candidate the opportunities are endless. Please submit your resume with a cover letter by Friday, April 20, 2012 to: Dwayne Weidendorf The Langley Times, #102-20258 Fraser Highway, Langley, B.C. V3A 4R3 or email to email@example.com No phone calls please.
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Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.
Civil & Park Constructors
Paid weekly up to $20/hr Hiring 12 F/T positions Must be outgoing, motivated And dedicated!!!!! Students welcome!!!
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$28.00 - $38.00 per hour based on experience. Commercial roofing co. hiring lead roofers with extensive exp. in commercial roofing, including: two - ply torch, single ply, sloped and metal.
Offering Great Beneﬁts Including: Company Vehicle, Paid Travel, Support Crews, Top Wages, Health/Dental, Pension & Company Uniforms. Must have proven ability to install using RCABC roofing practices and follow WCB regulations.
Call Erica 604.777.2195
Seeks Flagperson for project in Surrey. Must have own vehicle. Must be certified. Min. 1 year experience in Traffic control. Fulltime $15 - $18 (depending on experience) Plus OVERTIME and BENEFITS Fax resume to 604-507-4711 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. www.wilcocivil.ca
Seeks Excavator Operators for projects in the Vancouver area. Must have own vehicle. Min. 5 years experience in heavy equipment operation. Fulltime $25 - $30 (depending on experience) Plus OVERTIME and BENEFITS Fax resume to 604-507-4711 or Email: email@example.com www.wilcocivil.ca
JOURNEYMAN Electrician with exp. Must have FSR for work in residential and light commercial. Fax or email resume with ref to 604-556-3961 firstname.lastname@example.org
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CARRIERS NEEDED YOUTH and ADULTS
Call our ofﬁce or visit our website for more info. 604-536-9287 or www.canadianopen fastpitch.com or Attend our next Volunteer meeting for more details. Tuesday, May 1 7:00 pm at the Sandman Signature Hotel, 8828 201 Street, Langley
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Classified Advertising An effective way to build your business. Phone 604-575-5555 HEALTH PRODUCTS
GET PAID TO LOSE WEIGHT. $5,000 For Your Success Story. Personal Image TV Show. Call to Qualify: 416-730-5684 ext 2243. Joanna@mertontv.ca www.mertontv.ca.
Deliver newspapers (2x per week) on Wednesdays and Fridays in your area. Papers are dropped off at your home with the flyers pre-inserted! Call Christy 604-436-2472 for available routes email Email circulation@burnaby newsleader.com
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GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com
HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES
ARCTIC CO-OPERATIVES LIMITED is recruiting Line Cooks and Guest Services positions for Inns North hotels in Nunavut. E-mail your resume to: email@example.com or fax: 1-204-632-8575.
If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.
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CASHIERS J Dhillon Enterprises Ltd dba Mac’s is hiring for their location in Burnaby, BC. Cashiers ($9.93/hr, 40 hrs/week+ben). Apply by Fax-604-800-3315. CONCRETE FINISHERS and Form Setters. Edmonton based company seeks experienced concrete finishers and form setters for work in Edmonton and northern Alberta. Subsistence and accommodations provided for out of town work; firstname.lastname@example.org. Cell 780-660-8130. Fax 780-444-7103.
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SITE OFFICE ASSISTANT
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T-MAR INDUSTRIES located in Campbell River is hiring for the position of Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. Position comes with a competitive benefit package and applicant must possess a valid driver’s license. Contact Tyson Lambert. Mail: 5791 Duncan Bay Road, Campbell River BC V9H 1N6 Fax: 250-286-9502. Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
SHIPPER / TRAFFIC COORDINATOR
Applicants must have good organizational and interpersonal skills, a current fork lift operators ticket, and be ﬂuent in English.
Be part of our exciting, worldclass softball tournament, which takes place from June 30 - July 9 in Surrey, BC. We are looking for volunteers in areas such as: scorekeeping, security & parking, transportation, batgirls, tickets & gates, and more! We ask that each volunteer work a minimum of 20 hours. In exchange for your time, each volunteer will receive:
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This position organizes and facilitates the movement of newspapers and other delivery items from the printing hall to the bundle delivery drivers.
AT THE SCOTIABANK CANADIAN OPEN FASTPITCH!
The Burnaby New Westminster NewsLeader requires a Shipper / Trafﬁc Coordinator for two full and one half shifts each week.
Civil & Road Builders
for Landscaping Work! Competitive, Energetic, Honesty a MUST!
COMMUNITY COLLEGE S i n c e 1 9 0 3
$100-$400 CASH DAILY
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COMMERCIAL ROOF FOREMAN
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: email@example.com 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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Healthcare Assistants are prepared to work in both healthcare facilities and community agencies. HCA’s provide & maintain the health, safety, independence, comfort & well-being of individuals & families. Train locally for the skills necessary in this rewarding career field.
MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877776-1660.
CIVIL & PARK CONSTRUCTORS Seeks Site Ofﬁce Assistant for various projects in the Vancouver area. Must have own vehicle. Must speak fluent English. Must be computer literate First Aid an asset. Fulltime $14 - $17 (depending on experience) Plus OVERTIME and BENEFITS Fax resume to 604-507-4711 or Email: Paul.firstname.lastname@example.org www.wilcocivil.ca
Phone: 778-340-4002 or Email: email@example.com
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 NewsLeader A31 PERSONAL SERVICES 188
From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos
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SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240
JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly • Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!
30 years experience, Business, Non-profit Organizations, Housing & Personal taxes, payroll. Gilles 604-789-7327, 604-946-0192 www.scorpio-consulting.com
329 PAINTING & DECORATING
On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!
AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.
CGA- Tax, Audit, Accounting: Call Peter Tel:604-593-5447; www.peternjengaassociates.ca
Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!!
DETAILED EUROPEAN CLEANING.
• Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331
CONCRETE & PLACING
DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Seniors disc. Friendly, family bus., 40+ yrs. 604-240-3408/604-299-7125 “ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582
ELECTRICIAN. Licensed. Local. Low cost. Big/small jobs. Renov. & panel change expert. 604-374-0062 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899
MISC. FOR SALE
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572 PLANTS/NURSERY STOCK
Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988
Efficient, Reliable, Friendly, Bonded Excellent References with 18 yrs of experience. Call Ivet: 778-235-4070
MATTRESSES staring at $99
ACCOUNTING BOOKKEEPING SERVICES
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800566-6899 Ext:400OT.
Local & Long Distance
Guaranteed Record Removal since 1989. Confidential, Fast, & Affordable. Our A+BBB Rating assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO. BOOKLET
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
MOVING & STORAGE
359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL Always! deliver Top soil, bark mulch, sand & gravel. 7days/wk. Simon 604-230-0627 will spread
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
A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 8yrs
(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com
GIN GARDENER - Landscaping, Garden Care, Power Raking, Power Wash. Trimming & Paving Stones. 20 Yrs Exp. Reasonable Rates 604.725.5561 or 604.589.2748
Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, gates, alum roof. 604-521-2688 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com
TREE SERVICES A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports
IVY GREEN YARD SERVICE Hedges, pruning, yd cleanup, maint 35 years exp. FREE Estimates. Guar. Work. Calvin 604-992-4633
Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $
STEEL BUILDING - BLOWOUT SALE! 20X26 $5,199. 25X28 $5,799. 30X42 $8,390. 32X56 $11,700. 40X50 $14,480. 47X76 $20,325. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.
FOR SALE BY OWNER
10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005
Tree removal done RIGHT!
$39 SERVICE CALL plumbing, heating, plugged drains. Big & sm jobs.
• Tree & Stump Removal • Certiﬁed Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~
Ironman Plumbing (604)510-2155
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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.
HOUSES FOR SALE
GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627
.Enterprise Plumbing, Heaitng, Gasfitting
A-1 CONTRACTING. Renos. Bsmt, kitchens, baths, custom cabinets, tiling, plumbing, sundecks, reroofing. Dhillon 604-782-1936. ADDITIONS, Renovations & New Construction. Concrete Forming & Framing Specialist. 604.218.3064 MLG ENTERPRISES All Aspects Landscaping & Garden Solutions
OF Home (604)501-9290
Andy’s Pressure Washing & Driveway Sealing (778)868-3374
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
POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING
CANE CORSO MASTIFF, shots, dewormed, tails cropped, vet ✓ $1,000. Call 604-826-7634.
SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE
Call Ian 604-724-6373
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS NAHAL CONSTRUCTION New and Re-Roof Specialist Residential & Commercial. Shakes, Shingles and Duroid. 25 year of experience. Call for your FREE estimate.
Jas 778-896-4065 Bell 604-339-2765
CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977 FAWN PUG PUPPIES - ready to go. Have shots, vet checked. Adorable. $650/ea. (604)607-0207 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com Yellow Labs, p/b, 5m, 2f, $700, dewormed, vet chkd. Chwk. (604)7947633 (604)997-3040 No Sun. calls.
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 320
MOVING & STORAGE
1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555. ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS
1967 MUSTANG Conv auto, pb, ps, 289 V8, red on red, white top, GT frond end, exc cond. $29,500 obo. (604)535-0226.
2004 VW JETTA S/W, diesel, 185 km, new tires, battery, inj. pump. $8,900 obo. Phone (604)530-5529.
AUTO FINANCING Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca
MOTORCYCLE HAULER, triple or single, large lockable utility box for all your gear. Wide easy load alum. ramp incl. $1395. Ph. 778-888-6805
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
1997 FLEETWOOD 27’ Class A Motorhome, self-contained,sleeps 6 b.i. generator, TV, lots of storage. $13,900/obo. 604-853-5528 Abbots
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** 6960 ELWELL ST ** Near HighGate Mall Quiet, Spacious 1 Bdrm Suites.
Newly reno’d with balcony, prkg & storage unit. Incl heat & h/water.
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: email@example.com
Call 604-525-2661 BURNABY
MAPLE PLACE TOWERS 1 Bdrm Apts starting at $950 2 Bdrm Apts starting at $1200 Heat and hot water included. Dishwasher, fridge, stove, balcony, shared laundry. Avail Immed. Close to amen, schools and mall.
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!
2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026
Call 604-421-1235 www.aptrentals.net COQUITLAM CTR, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, cls. to amenities, schls & Douglas Coll. Walk to Lake/stadium. NS/NP, $1295. Avail. May 1. 604-941-3259 NEW WESTMINSTER
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236 - 8th St.
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Bachelor, 1, 2 & 3 bdrm suites for rent. Includes heat / hot water and cable. Close to Massey Theatre, Douglas College, Royal City Mall.
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
Auto Loans or We Will Pay You $1000
All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory. 1-888-229-0744 or apply on line at: www.kiawest.com (click credit approval)
Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal
Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526
Large newly renovated 1, 2 & 3 bdrm apts available in well-kept concrete building. New floors and appl’s. Freshly painted. Patio and large storage room inste. 3 laundries in bldg. Rent incl’s heat & hot water. Sauna & jacuzzi. 5 min. walk to skytrain, Douglas College & New West Quay. Close to all amenities. 211 11St. New West. Please call 604-834-1756 www.aptrentals.net WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com
COQUITLAM west. Newer 1200 s/f half duplex, 2 bdrms, 1.5 baths, 2 traffic lights to SFU, nr amens, n/s n/p, $1200 +%utils. 604-721-8424.
HOMES FOR RENT
CARS - DOMESTIC
1956 Restored Pontiac - 4 dr Hardtop, GMC welding Rig. 1930 Model A Ford restored. 604-464-7554
2008 PONTIAC WAVE, 4 dr sedan, auto, high kms. runs/looks good, white, $3850 firm. 604-538-9257.
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1996 SUZUKI Swift 2/dr car, auto, 4 cyl. 1.3L, stereo, passed AirCare for 2 yrs. $1250. Call (778) 551-1662. 1998 MERCEDES E320, 4 dr. auto, fully loaded, 80K, local, no accid, $6200/obo. Call 778-881-1216.
2002 HONDA CIVIC, automatic, 4 door, 134,000 kms. beige, $3000 obo. Call 778-237-0828.
2004 VOLKWAGEN TD 4/dr sedan, fully loaded, leather interior,sunroof, blue, 157K. 1 Owner. Mint cond! $10,900/obo. Call 778-240-1966.
RENOVATED 1 bedrm, bath, shared laundry, Metrotown area, references REQUIRED. $600 call 604-910-4528
MC Bride Place. 415 Ginger drive. 2 bdrm T/H. Family Housing. Close all amens, schls, transit. Pet friendly great loca. $1015/m.604-451-6676 NEW WESTMINSTER, Brand new 2/bdrm T/H. with all amen. $1500/mo. Parking. Avail now. TJ @ Sutton Proact, (604)728-5460 PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1030/mo - $1134/mo. Shares req’d. Close to WCE, schools & shopping. No subsidy available. 19225 119th Ave. For more info & to book an appt. call 604-465-1938
CESSNA 180 1976 on 3000 Caps for lease. DeHavilland DHC-2 1957 on 4930 Floats for lease. Van. Is. E-mail; firstname.lastname@example.org
SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pickup anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288 The Scrapper
Maple Ridge, 240 St. Older 2 bdrm on 5 acres, detach garage, hobby farm, $1500. May 1. 604-818-9913
CEDAR HILLS. 2 bdrm ste. Lrg liv/rm. Walk to T & T, SkyTrain, Simon Fraser. N/P. $680 incl. gas/hydro. Please call aft. 3 pm 604828.3877.
#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200
1988 Chrysler LeBaron 2.2 turbo, burgundy, leather int, near new top, exc cond, $2500. (604)858-8332
2001 HONDA ACCORD-4 dr. sedan, 4 cyl. auto, local, silver w/ grey cloth, 161k, pwr. options, A/C, very clean in/out. $5450 / 604.312.7415
FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022
WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in April, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-5936095.
COQUITLAM - bright spacious, 4 bdrm. 2 bath, 2 kitchen, W/D, fenced yard, alarm, W/D, cls. to amens. $2150/mo. 604-936-4827 or 604-936-4824 for more info.
SUPERB 24TH Annual Auction. Horse drawn carriages & sleighs. Plus incredible offering horse era antiques. Sunday, May 6, 12 Noon, Al Oeming Park; www.aloemingauctions.com. Bodnarus Auctioneering. Phone 306-227-9505. Canada’s Best.
HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
736 283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY DIY STEEL BUILDING DEALS! Many sizes and models. Make an offer on clearance buildings today and save thousands of dollars. FREE BROCHURE - 1-800-6685111 ext. 170.
MERRITT SxS Duplex. 338
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
3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour
Always! Pwr. raking, grass cutting, fertilizing, hedging, pruning, Rubbish rem. Free Est. 604-230-0627
I JUST TURNED 80 My Dr. says “SLOW DOWN” My wife says “QUIT”
847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES
2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $6200 firm. Call 604-538-4883
ALUMINUM BOAT WANTED, 10’, 12’ or 14’, with or without motor or trailer, will pay cash, 604-319-5720
A32 NewsLeader Wednesday, April 18, 2012
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Published on Apr 18, 2012