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The Nagar Kirtan parade returned to South Burnaby on Saturday, a treat for all ages. See Page A3

$85M works yard to break ground Current space in use since 1950s Wanda Chow wchow@burnabynewsleader.com

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The Hastings Golf Centre at the north end of Kensington Avenue, closed last year.

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A major North Burnaby property with prime views of Burrard Inlet could soon be the site of a residential development following a long waiting game played by its new owner, Wall Financial Corporation. In June 2011, Wall Financial closed on the $6.03-million purchase of the 10-acre, narrow strip of land formerly used as a golf driving range at 6555 Hastings St., according to company

¿nancial statements. But according to court judgments in a dispute between Wall and the property’s former owner, oil giant Shell Canada Ltd., the purchase was a long time coming, having its origins back in 2000. Shell owns the Shellburn lands, comprised of over 200 acres. In 1994, it leased 10 acres of that, referred to as Lot 1, to Hastings Golf Centre Ltd., which developed the driving range on Hastings just off Kensington Avenue. The lease agreement included an option to purchase, but Shell stipulated use of the property was limited to a golf centre even if that option was exercised, so as not to

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interfere with the company’s oil re¿nery and distribution centre on the rest of the Shellburn lands. By 2000, Hastings Golf Centre was $145,000 behind in rent and taxes. Enter Wall Financial, developer of major projects including the Wall Centre complex and Capitol Residences in downtown Vancouver. A numbered company, a Wall subsidiary, negotiated a modi¿cation and transfer of the lease which included a provision that the numbered company could require Shell to remove the restrictions on use of the property if a substantial payment was made. “Shell was aware that [numbered

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company] 588526 was contemplating residential development on Lot 1,” said B.C. Supreme Court Justice Brenda Brown in a 2010 judgment. The numbered company paid $4.5 million to Hastings Golf Centre for the lease assignment and paid Shell the outstanding rent and taxes. It then continued to operate the site as a golf centre until last year. When the numbered company exercised the purchase option in the lease, Shell responded that it preferred that the site not be used for residential, then attempted to put up road blocks in the form of a restrictive covenant, among other measures. Please see WALL WON COURT CASE, A3

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After describing the restrictions on use in the original lease, Brown said in her judgment, “However, if Shell did agree to permit a change of use, the use restriction, maintenance obligation, and equitable charge would all be discharged. In the assignment with the Numbered Company in 2000, Shell agreed to permit a change in use.” Wall Financial came out on the winning end in that court case, as well as Shell’s appeal in June 2011. As for Burnaby city hall’s perspective on the property, city planning director Basil Luksun said in an email that the site, together with the adjacent Shell lands, have been identi¿ed in the city’s Of¿cial Community Plan “for potential residential development assuming the contaminated site regulations can be met.” The site’s current zoning only allows it to be used for the golf driving range. “The City has had periodic discussions with developers regarding the redevelopment potential of the golf driving range together with the adjacent Shell property,” Luksun said. “Any new development would require a new community plan, extensive review and public consultation, and council consideration. To date, no speci¿c development proposal has been advanced.” Wall Financial Corp. president Bruno Wall did not respond to a request for an interview.

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Nagar Kirtan is a community celebration of the Sikh religion with a procession of the Sikh scripture, the Guru Granth Sahib, and holy hymns through local neighbourhoods. It is normally held as part of Vaisakhi, the annual harvest festival. Clockwise from top left, the holy book is carried from Shri Guru Ravidass Sabha temple to the head of the Nagar Kirtan parade held Saturday in South Burnaby. The parade is a treat for Sikhs of all ages. Members of the Panj Piare, the Àve beloved of the Guru, prepare to lead the procession. Members of Burnaby’s Sikh community await the start of Saturday’s Nagar Kirtan parade. Members of the Vijay Brass Band review their music.

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“Every square inch of space is taken up by vehicles, by our Àeet.” Chu said the city simply doesn’t buy any more equipment than it can store at the cramped site to avoid the complications of having to transport staff to off-site storage elsewhere. Breathing room is on its way in the form of a new works yard to built on Still Creek Avenue, east of Willingdon Avenue. That project is expected to go to tender later this month. The Still Creek project will have two components to be separated by Still Creek Avenue which bisects the site. The 3.9 acres on the north side of the site already serves as the city’s new recycling and yard waste depots, which will be located temporarily to the south side during construction of a new facility, to be recon¿gured to ¿t a more ef¿cient smaller footprint. The 8.1-acre south side of the site will become a new operations centre, home to garbage and recycling collection services, parks operations such as grass cutting and parks development,

parking enforcement and parking meter services. Chu said the new facility will include meeting rooms that could be used for an education program in which school groups could learn about recycling, composting and other work city crews do. If all goes as planned, construction could start in July and be completed by the end of next year or early 2014. The cost is an estimated $31.6 million, to be funded from the city’s casino revenues. When that’s all done, city hall will begin planning for a redevelopment of the Laurel Street site, a project currently budgeted at upwards of $55 million, with discussions so far also earmarking casino revenues to pay for it. So far the concept plan calls for the site to remain home to public works, water and sewer services, the garage, trades shops, and winter road maintenance operations. The makeover of the Laurel site is expected to cost more than the Still Creek facility partly because of a need for more buildings including the garage,

shop space and space for lockers and training of 250 staff. It will also be home to the city’s emergency operations centre, meeting rooms which will have to be built to ensure they’re still standing after a major earthquake. When it’s all done, Chu said the city will be able to provide an increased level of service. Chu noted that the proposed redevelopment will include a larger storage space for road salt. Currently, their smaller supply needs to be replenished every other day during snowy weather, limiting the amount of snow clearing city crews can do. Currently snow removal on major roads in Burnaby is contracted out. The new works yards will allow city hall to look into doing snow removal for the entire city to provide more consistent and responsive service. The facilities will be built to last at least 50 to 70 years, although they will be designed to accommodate operations for the next 20 years. “When you’re looking at growth, in 20 years a lot could change in operating procedures.”

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In the end, the Burnaby school district’s budget shortfall was about half what it originally expected, but it still required cutting 2.5 primary teachers to balance the budget. The preliminary numbers saw Burnaby looking at a $5-million shortfall initially for the 20122013 school year. That ¿gure was whittled down thanks to a $3.3-million surplus expected by the end of the current school year, which included a $900,000 surplus carried forward from 2010-2011 and an additional $1.2-million in net revenue from its international education program. As a result, back in March, the district was preparing to deal with a shortfall of $1.5 million to $2 million for next year. The district’s assistant secretary-treasurer Roy Uyeno said the education ministry provided an additional enrolment holdback (money held back at the start of the year until enrolment numbers are more concrete, in February) of about $360,000. The district also got a larger share than expected of the savings

present HST system. While individual schools are typically allowed to carry forward any surplus funds they end up with, the district will be taking back 15 per cent of that, about $200,000. The district hopes to achieve $100,000 in energy savings and to ¿nd $10,000 in ef¿ciencies by streamlining and reorganizing its purchasing services department, including the district print shop, which will save 0.5 FTE. On the other side of the ledger, the district will be adding one FTE position to create a balanced “wellness and absence management” program. Like most districts, Uyeno said, Burnaby has a high absenteeism rate among its employees. The goal is to improve the health and wellness of staff and reduce the overall cost of absences. In the ¿rst year, the district expects the program cost will be $50,000 after savings from reduced absenteeism. It’s anticipated in subsequent years the savings will cover the full cost of the program and eventually be a net contributor to the district ¿nancially. The Burnaby school board approved the preliminary operating budget April 24. twitter.com/WandaChow

Wave of tire slashings Burnaby RCMP are trying to track down those responsible for a tire-slashing spree in northeast Burnaby Thursday night. “Someone on their way to work was coming out to their car and found all four tires slashed,” said Burnaby RCMP Insp. Tim Shields. To the surprise of the of¿cer sent to investigate, many more vehicles were found with similar damage. On Friday morning, Shields said, four of¿cers were on scene and believed about 100 vehicles were affected. Later that day the ¿gure was downgraded to nearly 70 affected vehicles. The damaged vehicles were found near Burnaby Mountain secondary, in the neighbourhood around Centaurus Circle, just

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If you’re like many Canadians, you spent much of this past weekend hunched in front of your home computer, or over your kitchen table, surrounded by boxes and folders of paperwork and receipts. Monday at midnight was the deadline to ¿le 2011 income tax returns. Not the best way to spend the last weekend of April. Even with the cool, cloudy weather. Although there will be a payoff, if you’re expecting a refund. About two-thirds of Canadians who ¿le a return will get money back, on average about $1,500. Another 21 per cent will have already paid from deductions the exact amount of taxes they owe, and 12 per cent will have to pay more. And while it sometimes feels like the various levels of government are always dipping their ¿ngers into our back pockets to extract ever more of our hard-earned dollars, Canadians aren’t as tax-burdened as we like to think. Total taxes, including income, sales, corporate, property and other taxes, account for 31 per cent of Canada’s economy. That’s almost three per cent less than the average for other industrialized countries that comprise the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. In France, Finland, Austria, Norway, Belgium, Italy, Sweden and Denmark, taxes add up to 42 to 48 per cent of their economies. Sure, Americans pay less tax than Canadians, but we don’t have to pull out our credit cards every time we visit the doctor or get an X-ray at the hospital. The people of Greece, Portugal, Spain and Ireland also pay less tax, but given the ¿nancial crises crippling their economies, that’s unlikely to last. So as you await your refund, or the cheque you had to write to clear, consider it the price we pay for living in a stable, reliable country.

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Forest jobs won’t wait for 2013 VICTORIA – Sawmill tragedies in Prince George and Burns Lake have brought overdue attention to the larger crisis, as the end of B.C.’s latest pine beetle infestation continues to transform the Interior forest industry. The urgency of the timber supply situation was set out in a couple of high-level documents that were leaked from the forests ministry in recent days. These leaks show several things, one of which is that this is a government in trouble. Someone on the inside forced the unpopular options into the public arena. Cabinet ministers have tried to dismiss the documents as early drafts, but no one has disputed their numbers. A report on mid-term timber supply looks at the four most beetle-affected areas: Prince George, Lakes (west of Prince George around Burns Lake), Quesnel and Williams Lake. In recent years B.C.’s chief forester has increased the annual allowable cut of all these timber supply areas substantially to harvest dead trees. In Lakes, the pre-beetle annual

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allowable cut was 1.5 million cubic metres. Currently it is up to two million, but once the beetle wood is unusable, it drops to 500,000. Even if visual quality rules are relaxed to release more timber, forest employment in the area would go from 1,572 jobs before the beetle epidemic to 521. Prince George’s much larger harvest total is expected to drop by almost half. And around Quesnel, producers say an economic supply of dead pine will be there for only another year and a half. This document and a subsequent proposal to cabinet set out the options. They include relaxing visual quality areas, old-growth management zones and wildlife connectivity corridors. This is not as drastic as it sounds, given that the ¿rst areas to be

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opened up would be those where many of the trees are already dead. Most beetle-affected areas have a substantial proportion of live trees. If decade-old dead trees were subsidized for biofuel use, this would support harvest and hauling of healthy sawlogs along with them. The government is also considering swapping some existing cutting licences to increase wood supply for the Lakes district, to provide enough long-term supply for reconstruction of the destroyed Burns Lake sawmill. There is also the prospect of awarding unassigned timber to “a single representative of the six First Nations in the Lakes TSA.” Speaking to forest scientists who work in B.C., a couple of things become clear. This pine beetle epidemic may be the largest on record, but it is far from the ¿rst. And despite many assertions by former premier Gordon Campbell, it is not certain if this one is the result of a broader climate trend or just a string of warmer winters after decades of ¿re suppression kept older stands around.

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Who will speak for us? In an April 19 open letter to Premier Clark, economist Robyn Allan revealed a likely reason for our provincial government’s refusal to comment on the Enbridge pipeline proposal (see www.robynallan.ca). On June 21, 2010 the BC Liberals signed away the province’s right to assess the project as provided by the provincial Environmental Assessment Act. Instead, it was agreed B.C. would accept the results of a National Energy Board (NEB) review. Allan suggests that at the time it was reasonable to assume the standard NEB independent assessment process would prevail. Actions by the Harper government since then, however, have introduced signi¿cant game changes. Few would have thought two years ago that the Government of Canada would someday 1) precipitously declare support for a proposal and demonize those opposed; 2) propose to restrict and limit participation in public hearings; or 3) table legislative change that permits political ideology to set aside NEB ¿ndings. In other words, the situation today is dramatically different. In her letter, Allan suggests it is more than enough justi¿cation

for the BC Liberals to invoke the opting out clause of the 2010 agreement. It remains to be seen if Premier Clark thinks so too. Certainly, someone has to speak for the rights and interests of the people of this province when it comes to pipeline proposals. We know the federal government won’t. Bill Brassington Burnaby

COURSES BEING CUT Re: A big gamble (Editorial, NewsLeader, April 27) I read with dismay your opinion piece about teachers and extracurricular activity. This fails to highlight what happened in every high school in the province last week. Each principal cancelled a list of courses that will not be offered to students next year. Why? Bill 22 states no classes should be over 30 students without compensation to the teacher. So principals have had to cancel Accounting, Information Technology, Health and Career Education (and so on) because districts have not been funded to pay for the extra students. They need to keep blocks open so core courses are not over 30 students. Without proper funding, classes

are being cancelled and a few teachers are being laid off in every high school. If you are a parent, like me, of a Grade 2 student, you should worry about what courses might be left for him in the poorly funded education system when he is in high school. Louise Hazemi, Burnaby

TAX AND REGULATE ALL ILLEGAL DRUGS Recently, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been discussing problems respecting illegal drugs with the presidents of the United States and Mexico. The only solution to this problem is to legalize, control and tax all illegal or restricted drugs. The government should control the production and distribution of such drugs and tax them so that the cost is signi¿cant but less than being charged by illegal sources. Distribution should be through government drug stores and free counseling provided for anyone wanting help getting off drugs. Trying to prevent or even control their use in the current regime is hopeless. It didn’t work for alcohol during Prohibition and there is no chance it will work now for drugs. Garth Evans Burnaby

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As in the overall results, the top Burnaby high school in the latest Fraser Institute rankings is an independent school. St. Thomas More Collegiate was ranked 15th overall with a score of 8.8 out of 10. The controversial report ranks schools based on 2010-2011 exam marks in grades 10, 11 and 12 courses that include a mandatory provincial exam. In fact, the top 14 schools in the rankings were all B.C. private schools, with the top public school ranked 15th, University Hill secondary in Vancouver (tied with STM). There are a total of 279 schools in B.C. In Burnaby, the top-ranked public high school is Burnaby North, in 80th place overall, with a score of 6.9. Next up is Burnaby Mountain secondary, in 93rd spot, with a score of 6.7, followed by Moscrop in 98th place (6.6), Burnaby Central in 144th (5.9), Cariboo Hill in 157th place (5.7),

Burnaby South in 181st (5.4), and the independent Carver Christian in 198th spot (5.3). Alpha secondary placed 223rd with a score of 4.8 while Byrne Creek came in at 249th with a score of 4.0. A factor in the rankings could be the relatively high percentage of English-as-a-second-language (ESL) and special needs students. At Byrne Creek, where numerous students are immigrants or refugees, the Fraser Institute lists its ESL student body at 15.8 per cent and special needs population at 10.2 per cent. At Alpha, ESL is 5.3 per cent and special needs is at 12.7 per cent. Both Burnaby independents, St. Thomas More and Carver Christian, list zero ESL students and “n/a” under special needs. “When comparing school performance, it’s important to consider all factors that affect learning. That’s why our report card offers demographic data in addition to exam results,” said Peter Cowley, Fraser Institute director of school performance studies, in a press release.

Among Burnaby schools, St. Thomas More, Burnaby North, and Cariboo Hill rose higher in the rankings compared to their ¿ve year average, while all others saw a drop in the rankings, with the exception of Burnaby Central, which stayed the same. At the bottom of the rankings are George M. Dawson secondary in Massett and Nisga’a secondary in New Aiyansh, both with scores of zero. twitter.com/WandaChow

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“It is believed that the victim and suspect have known each other for an extensive amount of time,� said IHIT Sgt. Jennifer Pound. “As the matter is before the courts any further details, including the cause of death, cannot be released.� Hanley was scheduled to appear in court on April 30 at the Surrey Provincial Court House. wchow@burnabynewsleader.com

Future of Burnaby Hospital to be mapped out Fraser Health is spending an estimated $230,000 on the Âżrst stage of a master planning process for Burnaby Hospital, the Ministry of Health announced Friday afternoon. When completed, the plan will guide capital decisions for hospital improvements and future expansion opportunities on the existing Burnaby Hospital site, said a ministry press release. The planning process, conducted in partnership with the Burnaby Hospital Foundation, will look at how the hospital can be redeveloped to better respond to the demands of health care and changes in technology and the way health care is delivered. Following the Âżrst stage of the process, in which all interests both inside and outside the

hospital are heard, a team of architects and planners will then design space and development options utilizing the input. The aim is to produce options that will show how the site can develop in phases to 2030. The Âżrst stage process will be completed in the fall, when recommendations will be made to the ministry for consideration. Fraser Health is conducting similar exercises at several community hospitals, including Delta, Peace Arch and Eagle Ridge hospitals. “This combined activity will enable Fraser Health to clearly articulate the role of each community hospital and better prioritize capital investment and facility improvement opportunities.â€?

“The high-level masterplanning process underway at Burnaby Hospital is a Âżrst step in the redevelopment of the Burnaby Hospital campus and will ensure the hospital is well-positioned to continue to serve the growing population and changing demographics within Burnaby and surrounding communities,â€? said Health Minister Michael de Jong. Added Fraser Health CEO and president Nigel Murray, “This comprehensive planning framework will ensure our resources are focused on the highest and best use of Burnaby Hospital’s land and space. This is paramount to our ability to make decisions on capital improvements and land planning over the long term.â€?

EVENTS

Burnaby city staff available for questions and updates on 2012 policing priorities. When: Tuesday, May 8, 6 to 7 p.m. Where: Metrotown Mall, Atrium Court (McDonald entrance), 4700 Kingsway.

B.C., based on his extensive research. Free but space limited. Pre-registration required. When: Thursday, May 10, 7-8:30 p.m. Where: McGill Branch, Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St., Burnaby. Info or to register: 604299-8955.

An Evening with the Beatles: Tribute band, the Fab Fourever, performs the “complete Beatles experience.� When: Friday, May 11, 6 to 9:30 p.m. Where: Confederation Seniors Centre, 4585 Albert Street, Burnaby. Tickets: $33.97 members, $43 non-members, dinner included. Info and register: 604-294-1936.

Music at Queens: Kwantlen Alumni Symphonic Wind Ensemble under the Artistic Director Dr. Wayne Jeffrey performs. When: Saturday May 12, 7:30 p.m. Where: Queens Avenue United Church, 529 Queens Ave., New Westminster. Tickets: Adults $20, Seniors/ Students $15 and Children $10, at the church office (604-5221606) or at the door.

Green Community Carnival: Visit one of B.C.’s newest and greenest schools, a LEED goldcertified building on Burnaby Mountain. A fundraiser for the school’s new playground. Carnival activities include hamster balls, bouncy castle, games, community barbecue, silent auction. When: Saturday, May 5, 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Where: University Highlands elementary, 9388 Tower Road in Burnaby (next to SFU). Tickets: $12 per child (for first two children in family, additional kids free), available at the door.

Gloria Dei Chorale: The mixed choir presents Chorale Classics by well-known composers. When: Saturday, May 5, 7:30 p.m. Where: 8255-13th Ave., Burnaby. Tickets: single $15, family $35.

Burnaby RCMP Community Forum: A public safety forum with a talk by Burnaby RCMP Chief Supt. Dave Critchley and

Edmonds Seniors Golf Club: For players of all levels, with games at either Central Park Pitch & Putt or Kensington Park Pitch & Putt. Call Reg, 604-515-7511 or Pat, 604-433-2072.

Tales of the Titanic: Local journalist Scott Larsen talks about the sinking of the Titanic and the lives of its victims and survivors, including those from

Cinco de Mayo at Bonsor 55+: Join us for a delicious lunch and a little bit of Mexican culture. When: Friday, May 4, 1-3 p.m. Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby. Cost: $9.82 (lunch included). Info: 604-297-4580.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012 NewsLeader A11

B.C. pushes school calendar change Tom Fletcher tÁetcher@blackpress.ca

VICTORIA – School districts will be able to determine their own calendar and offer online classes to students in any grade under amendments to the School Act presented Thursday. Education Minister George Abbott said the changes are designed to increase Àexibility for schools and students. The ministry will continue to require a minimum number of instructional hours, but school boards will be able to design their own calendars. Abbott said the standard school calendar is a relic of an agrarian society where children did farm work in summer. A

ONGOING Paper Tole: Come out and learn the art of creating three dimensional pictures by cutting, shaping and gluing paper. The group welcomes new members. When: Mondays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: Confederation Seniors Centre, 4585 Albert St., Burnaby. Info: 604-2974816. Heritage Uke Club: Organized by Gord Smithers (Guitarist for Deadcats, Swank, ReBeat Generation & Wichita Trip), learn to play the ukulele, beginners welcome. When: Mondays, 6-8 p.m. Where: Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., New Westminster. Cost: suggested $5 donation. Info: http://tinyurl. com/6uy9h4h. Plus-Size Swimming: Join a small group of plus-size women who rent a Burnaby public pool on Saturday mornings to paddle around, swim lengths, float and relax in private. Info: Gertie, 604-737-7830 or Lynne,604-526-9488.

Burnaby International Folk Dancers: Learn folk dances from around the world in a friendly club environment. New dances taught every night, all levels welcome, no partner needed. Cost: $4 dropin, first night free. When: every Tuesday, 7- 9:30 p.m. Where:

two-month summer break can result in setbacks for student learning, especially those who are struggling to keep up, he said. Abbott cited Kanaka Creek elementary school in Maple Ridge, which uses a modi¿ed calendar with shorter breaks through the year instead of the standard September-to-June model. That has been popular with students, parents and teachers, and academic results have been encouraging, Abbott said. “What we now have is a pretty strong case that children learn better when they don’t have a long summer break, that a shorter period when they’re away from school is better,” Abbott said.

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Online courses are currently only allowed for grades nine and up. The amendments allow the option for any course in elementary or middle school. Abbott said that change is not designed to encourage home schooling, but rather to offer options to students that aren’t available in smaller schools. Online learning has taken off in B.C., from 5,000 students using it ¿ve years ago to about 30,000 today, he said. School districts will have to holds consultations with the public and staff before changing the school calendar, and the ministry has to approve changes before they can take effect.

p.m. Where: Carousel B u i l d i n g , B u r n aby Village Museum, 6501 Deer lake Ave. Info: 604-297-4565. British Columbia Boys Choir: The 100-member choir is now a resident c o m p a ny at the Shadbolt Centre for the

Arts. Open to boys aged 7 to 24 with five choirs in Burnaby, Vancouver, N o r t h S h o re a n d Nanaimo. Register now – no audition required for town choirs. When: Wednesday nights. Where: Shadbolt Centre, Burnaby. Info: www.bcboyschoir.org or 1-888-909-8282.

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Time to start planning some fun for the kids YMCA CAMPS YMCA offers summer school age camps (ages 5-12) all summer long. The camps promote social, emotional and mental development through learning and play. Themes are used throughout the week to add excitement and variety to the program. To learn more about the YMCA Kids Club day camp locations, please contact: YMCA Child Care at 604-2949622. CAMPS:

July 3-6 (short week) Location: Stoney Creek YMCA Kids Club Cascade Heights YMCA Kids Club Theme: Time Travelers Out-trips: Surrey Nature Centre and Canada Games Pool $124 July 9 – 13 Location: Stoney Creek YMCA Kids Club Cascade Heights YMCA Kids Club Theme: Wonders of the World Out-trips: Dragon Boating and Lynn Canyon $155

July 16 - 20 Location: Stoney Creek YMCA Kids Club Cascade Heights YMCA Kids Club Theme: Mad Science Out-trips: Spanish Banks and Science World $155

Aug. 13-17 Location: Stoney Creek YMCA Kids Club Cascade Heights YMCA Kids Club Theme: Pirate Palooza Out-trips: Queen’s Park and Splashdown Park $155

July 23 - 27 Location: Stoney Creek YMCA Kids Club Cascade Heights YMCA Kids Club Theme: Wacky Water Out-trips: Splashdown Park and Stanley Park Water Park $155

Aug. 20 - 24 Location: Stoney Creek YMCA Kids Club Cascade Heights YMCA Kids Club Theme: Artful Antics Out-trips: UBC Farms and Denman Cinemas $155

July 30 - Aug. 3 Location: Stoney Creek YMCA Kids Club Cascade Heights YMCA Kids Club Theme: Olympics Out-trips: Bear Creek Park and Granville Island Carousel Theatre $155 Aug. 7 – 10 Location: Stoney Creek YMCA Kids Club Cascade Heights YMCA Kids Club Theme: Mission Impossible Out-trips: Grouse Mountain and Steveston Park Water Park $124

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Registration for Place des Arts’ popular Summer Fun! Art Camps began April 29. Summer Fun! runs for six weeks and is full of classes in the visual, performing and literary arts for children ages 5 to 8 and intensive workshops for ages 12-14. Unlike other art camps with set schedules, Summer Fun! allows students to tailor a schedule of classes to match their speci¿c interests. After hours care available. Dates July 3-Aug. 10. Ages 5-7, 8-12, 12-14. Contact: 604-664-1636 or visit www.placedesarts.ca/camps-¿eld-trips/ summer-arts-camp.aspx

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Dance, cycle and create BIKE CAMP Pedalheads offers bike camps all summer long in Burnaby at Alpha Secondary, located at 4600 Parker St. Visit Atlantisprograms. com for full details. DANCE/MUSICAL THEATRE

The Dance Matrix in New Westminster is running two dance camps this summer for children 6 and up: “Mamma Mia” – July 16–27; and “Michael Jackson Theme” – Aug. 13 – 24. Both camps run Monday and Friday, 9 a.m. – 4p.m., with before and after care available. No dance experience necessary. Participants sing, dance and act, create costumes, props and scenery. Showcase for family and friends on the last day. Price is $475 for two weeks. Contact 778-3970934 or visit www.thedancematrix. webs.com. SFU CAMPS

SFU offers camps from science and Glee to golf and moviemaking. Call 778-782-4965 or visit sfu.ca/camps.

COOL AND CREATIVE SUMMER CAMPS

Urban Academy in New Westminster offers a wide selection of summertime learning and fun to children ages 5-17. 1) Magical Musical Theatre (ages 6-11) 2) Sensational Summer Science (ages 5-7) 3) Sizzling Science Explorations (ages 7-9) 4) Cool Clay Creations (ages 5-8) 5) Fun in French C’est Fantastique! (ages 7-12) 6) Photography: Capture and Create (2 sessions ages 10-12 or 13-17) 7) Awesome Art Mediums (ages 12-17) 8) Art Art Art! (ages 8-12) 9) Knit Wits! (ages 9-17) 10) Dynamic Dance! (3 sessions ages 5-7 or 8-12 or 13-17) 11) Video Game Design (ages 9-17) 12) Robotics Beginners: Lego Wedo (ages 5-8)

13) Robotics Mechanical: Lego Wedo (ages 7-12) For registration call 604-5242211 or visit urbanacademy.ca/ cool-creative-summer-camps. BURNABY CAMPING BUREAU

Burnaby Camping Bureau provides subsidies so Burnaby children with low income can attend the summer camp of their choice. Along with the maximum subsidy of $175 there are partnerships with camps that match the bureau’s dollars, To register for the Burnaby Camping Bureau call 604-2995778 beginning April 16 for an appointment. Registration begins on May 1. To qualify you must be a residents of Burnaby, have children aged between 5 and 16 years, and are low income but not receiving income assistance. If you are on income assistance, please apply for the Camp Fees program through the Ministry of Social Development.

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New infection outbreak hits Royal Columbian Region midway through hospital ‘superclean’ sweep Jeff Nagel Black Press

A new outbreak of the potentially deadly C. dif¿cile bacteria has infected patients at Royal Columbian Hospital, Fraser Health’s regional trauma centre. It began Monday, the same day Fraser Health had already scheduled the New Westminster hospital to start a month-long “superclean” as part of a broader campaign to reduce infection rates at vulnerable hospitals. The same intensive cleaning operation was already performed at Burnaby Hospital, where a serious C. dif¿cile outbreak earlier this year spawned a review and a series of recommendations. Langley Memorial received the superclean treatment for two weeks in early April, followed by Peace Arch Hospital until April 29. Surrey Memorial is next in line from April 30 to May 14, said Fraser Health spokesman Roy ThorpeDorward. The Royal Columbian infection initially affected 12 patients in two wards, which are closed to new patients until those infected are symptom-free for a week. Patients who contracted C. dif¿cile can’t transfer out until they’re symptom-free for 72 hours. Thorpe-Dorward said four patients still had symptoms as of Thursday and the outbreak could be declared over as soon as Sunday if there are no new cases. NDP deputy health critic Sue Hammell called for a deeper investigation of cleaning practices at major hospitals, noting Burnaby Hospital failed its cleanliness audit after its deep clean. Health Minister Mike de Jong said Burnaby’s

audit score – 83 per cent compared to a standard of 85 per cent – was not “an abject failure.” “The people working in those hospitals are doing everything humanly possible to ensure can attend and seek treatment in those hospitals in a clean, safe environment,” he said. The bacteria is present in most hospitals but an outbreak is only declared when three or more patients have symptoms. C. dif¿cile infects the intestines and can cause illnesses ranging from diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fever and colitis, and in some cases, results in death. A number of deaths across the health region have been linked to C.

dif¿cile infections in recent years. Fraser Health hospitals accounted for nearly half of the new C. dif¿cile infections in B.C. from April through October of 2011, according to a newly released report from the Provincial Infection Control Network. During that period, Fraser Health averaged a C. dif¿cile infection rate of 10.6 cases per 10,000 inpatient days, well above the provincial average of 7.4.

The highest rates in the region were recorded at Burnaby Hospital (14.5), Surrey Memorial Hospital (14.5), Eagle Ridge Hospital (13.9), Royal Columbian (12.0) and Langley Memorial Hospital (11.6). De Jong said numbers show a “steady decline” since 2010. Fraser Health is posting information on current outbreaks at: www.fraserhealth.ca/ your_stay/infection_ prevention_and_control/ current-active-outbreaks/

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On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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 REG BORDER collie pups, born Mar 6, 2012, strong trialing & working pedigree. Vet checked 1st shots. $500. 604-854-6637 Abby TOY POODLES. 8 fem, phantom colour, blk & brwn. 7 wks. $700. Call 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602 YELLOW LAB PUPS. Ready to go. vet chk, $500. 2 males left. Parents on site. 604-852-6176 Abbts

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

RENTALS

But Dead Bodies!!

10% OFF if you Mention this AD! *Plumbing *Heating *Reno’s *More Lic.gas fitter. Aman: 778-895-2005

$39 SERVICE CALL plumbing, heating, plugged drains. Big & sm jobs. Ironman Plumbing (604)510-2155

NEW WEST, 6th/Columbia, The Point. 1 bdrm condo. 17th flr. pool, gym, sauna. 1 prkg. May 1. N/S. N/P. $1350/mo. 604- 857-2980.

Panorama Court Spacious & clean 1 & 2 bdrms avail. From $750 - $1020/mo. No pets.

Call 604-540-6732

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★ ★CALL NOW★ ★ LOW COST RUBBISH REMOVAL

COTTAGES

HOMES FOR RENT

COQUITLAM - bright spacious, 4 bdrm. 2 bath, 2 kitchen, W/D, fenced yard, alarm, W/D, cls. to amens. $2150/mo. 604-936-4827 or 604-936-4824 for more info.

★ Disposal ★ Renovations Debris ★ Construction ★ Drywall Pickup ★ Demolition ★ 7 days/week ★ Free Estimates ★

NEW WEST. 4 BDRM 2 BTH, hw floors, f/p, patio, upper deck, parking, laundry, $2400 util. incl. Call or txt 250-317-4783

Isaac 604-727-5232

PORT COQUITLAM, 3644 McRae Cres, SXS duplex, 2,000sf, 3 bdrm up, 1 bdrm dwn, 2 baths, 5 appls, NS/NP, $1500. Call 604-464-1072.

750

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

SUITES, LOWER

NEW 2 bdrm suite in Aldr/Abby border. 9 ft ceilings. New app (wash/dry incl) $750 incl utils. Backs onto greenbelt. No Smoking/pets. 778-241-7019 SFU, 2 BR suite, Sep. ent; 1000sft, school, bus, skytrain; No pets & No smoking. 604-649-8987

.Enterprise Plumbing, Heaitng, Gasfitting

PRESSURE WASHING POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

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TOWNHOUSES

NEW WESTMINSTER, 828 Royal Ave. Brand new 2/bdrm T/H, 6/appli, sec parking, $1500/mo. Avail now. Nr SkyTrain. TJ @ Sutton Proact, (604)728-5460

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

Call Ian 604-724-6373

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SUNDECKS

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

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

TRANSPORTATION MERCHANDISE FOR SALE Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, gates, alum roof. 604-782-9108 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

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

Roofing Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank.

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

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

810 518

BUILDING SUPPLIES

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.

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30ft Rear Kit. fifth whleel, a/c, awning, stove/oven, double door fridge, large slide. $9,760obo Dealer #9968 Stk.#2614

www.meridianrv.com 604-941-8635

1-800-910-6402

GUARANTEED

Auto Loans or We Will Pay You $1000

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

2004 ITASCA SPIRIT 29.4 ft. Class C motorhome, 50,000km. 2 slide outs, awnings, generator & ext. warranty. Exc. cond. $42,900. 604856-8177 / 604-308-5489(Aldergrv)

FURNITURE

MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331 Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca

AUTO FINANCING

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

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

2011 WINDRIVER 230 RKS, loaded, used 2 short trips, brought Jul. 21/11,asking $26,000 obo. Must sell. Don (778)344-8047.

1-888-229-0744 or apply at:

2012 KEYSTONE HIDEOUT 23RKS

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

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

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CARS - DOMESTIC

2008 Chrysler Sebring Convert. Grey/grey. Loaded, priced to sell. Please call Richard 778-222-0140. 2008 PONTIAC WAVE, 4 dr sedan, auto, high kms. runs/looks good, white, $3500 firm. 604-538-9257.

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES Rear kit. slideout, a/c, tv, awning, stove/oven,double door refer, like new. $16,340obo Dealer #9968

www.meridianrv.com 604-941-8635 BIG FOOT SIGHTINGS! New 2012 bigfoot Campers have arrived ony at Mike Rosman RV! 1-800-6670024 www.rosmanrv.com

NEW WESTMINSTER

LOON LAKE CABIN sleeps 7, full kitchen & bath, dock, boat launch $100 p/day - 3 day min. 250-8265575 or e-mail krissie01@shaw.ca

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

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COQUITLAM WW Plateau. Two 2 bdrm condos, near all amens, Douglas Coll, schools, Aquatic Cntr & Coq Ctr. 6 appli’s, storage, fitness centre. NS/NP. 1 in Silver Springs $1350 and 1 near City Hall $1290. Avail May 1st. Call 604-941-3259.

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220.JUNK(5865) FLEETWOOD WASTE Bin Rentals 10-30 Yards. Call Ken at 604-294-1393

PLUMBING

APARTMENT/CONDO

RICHMOND. LARGE 1 & 2 bdrm apts, ht, hw, cable, 2 appl, prkg, elev, coin laundry, NS, NP, steps to shops, schools, transit. Frm $895. 604-241-3772. Avail Now. Lease.

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

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www.recycleitcanada.ca

604.

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1987 BMW 325IS. Auto. Brought from Calif. in 1996. 2nd Lady owner. Beige, leather recaro seats, sunroof, great condition. 604-541-5005. $4950/best offer. 2001 HONDA ACCORD-4 dr. sedan, 4 cyl. auto, local, silver w/ grey cloth, 161k, pwr. options, A/C, very clean in/out. $5399 / 604.312.7415

Haul Anything...

RECREATIONAL/SALE

1999 DUTCHMEN CLASSIC

www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557

604.587.5865

bradsjunkremoval.com

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

1997 Wilderness 22’ RV trailer. sleeps 5, frg/frz. Good cond. $5,500 obo. Call Tony (604)464-1072

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-626-9647

Daschund X Border Collies, 6/wks, ready Apr 30, black, tan & white, $350. (604) 463-3245, 725-3007 ENGLISH BULLIES 2 m. 11 wks. Vet ✔, stable temp., 50 lbs. at most. $1400 (604)725-7191 after 5

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

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

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

845 TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

www.treeworksonline.ca treeworkes@yahoo.ca 10% OFF with this AD

PETS

TRANSPORTATION

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778

Local & Long Distance

604-537-4140

AUTO FINANCING

838

AFFORDABLE MOVING 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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ONE STOP SHOPPING, get a million different products here. High quality, 20% less than Walmart, vitamins, health, nutrition, cosmetics, jewelry, cleaners, soaps, shampoos, guaranteed; tonyspacil.ca.

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

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

MISC. FOR SALE

TRANSPORTATION

2004 VOLKWAGEN TD 4/dr sedan, fully loaded, leather interior,sunroof, blue, 157K. 1 Owner. Mint cond! $9,900/obo. Call 778-240-1966.

Tree removal done RIGHT!

MOVING & STORAGE

560

TRANSPORTATION

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

ZIGGY’S RENO’S. European quality work. Free Est. All types of renos. Best prices! 604-931-4224

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200

2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $6000 firm. Call 604-538-4883 2009 TOYOTA HIGHLANDER LTD Edition, top of the line. $38,900. Call: 604-781-5679.

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TRUCKS & VANS

1988 CHEVY PICKUP V8, 3/4 ton auto trans. aircared. $800: (604)880-3581 2003 Dodge Dakota 4X4, fully maint wrk truck, bush/light bars, c/w rhino liner, $5,000. (604)710-4722 2003 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN, cargo 2 seater, 2 winter/3 all seas tires surplus, $3000.(604)710-4722


A20 NewsLeader Wednesday, May 2, 2012

H T E O R M ` S Y P D P AY! A H

Treat Mom to a special healthy brunch this year! Prices effective: May 2nd to May 6th, 2012 Sweet & Juicy

Premium Fresh

Fresh & Nutritious

Mini Watermelons

Strawberries (1lb box)

Spring Mix Salad (7oz)

3/$5.00

2/$4.00

2/$4.00

Mexico Grown

California Grown

California Grown

Brentwood Town Centre Lougheed Town Centre

Royal City Centre

Marine Way

58 - 4567 Lougheed Hwy Beside IHOP 604.298.8299

206 - 9855 Austin Rd Beside Purdy’s 604.420.0788

103 - 610 6th Street Near Dollarama 604.520.9923

200-7515 Market Crossing Burnaby

OPEN same as mall hours

OPEN same as mall hours

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

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Burnaby NewsLeader, May 02, 2012  

May 02, 2012 edition of the Burnaby NewsLeader

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