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When it comes to making Great Strides, Eva Markvoort was one of the best. Now you’re invited to come and walk in her honour, May 27. See Page A9

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Cook proposes parent bill of rights Trustee says adversarial relationship needs to be collaborative Grant Granger newwestnewsleader.com

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Ryan Cousineau plays a portable video game, Mario Bros., the predecessor of Super Mario Bros., on a Game and Watch device from the early 1980s. Cousineau is the guest curator for Pong to Pokémon – A History of Video Games in B.C. that is on exhibit at the New Westminster Museum and Archives until Oct. 14.

Turning on to video games Pong to Pokéman exhibit shows emergence of a highly popular industry in British Columbia Grant Granger ggranger@newwestnewsleader.com

Like many other kids of his generation, Ryan Cousineau ¿rst got hooked on video games in the early 1980s when his family got an Atari 2600. As he accumulated newer and hipper machines and games he developed his pack rat tendencies and didn’t throw the old ones out.

“I amassed a modest collection of goofy video games,” says Cousineau, 38. “It’s not a world-class collection by any means, but it’s a representative sample of video games starting from their original existence on to today.” He didn’t give up his love of them as an adult either, especially during his university days when he’d regularly hit the student pub and play “a terrible baseball game” in the arcade. “That was our impoverished student entertainment,” recalls Cousineau. These days, he’ll often dig his

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old games out at parties. The ones requiring multiple players are always a big hit. “A lot of the fun doesn’t go away,” he says. “With all of those games that we lived and died on there was a core of fun.” So when Oana Capota asked him to put on an exhibit at the Surrey Museum, the Douglas College audiovisual technician jumped at it. When Capota took over as curator of the New Westminster museum, she recruited Cousineau to do another exhibit, but this time

they concentrated on how British Columbia became a hotbed of video game development. The result is Pong to Pokémon – A History of Video Games in B.C. which will be on display at the museum until mid-October. Some of the province’s rich history of producing fun for nerds includes how Don Mattrick founded Distinctive Software at the age of 17 along with Jeff Sember. They set up shop in Burnaby during the 1980s developing a game called Evolution, amongst others. Please see EXHIBIT INCLUDES PLAY DAYS, A3

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A New Westminster school trustee is proposing a parents’ bill of rights in a bid to repair the often adversarial relationship the district has with individual parents and parental groups. “Let’s be really clear that most of the engagement has largely been adversarial. It needs to be collaborative,” said trustee Casey Cook, who submitted his proposal for discussion at Tuesday’s board meeting. “What’s happening is merely symptoms of a system that is ineffective and needs to be changed. We need to have a decision-making process where people feel valued and advocacy is welcomed, where parental and caregiver participation is an ongoing process. We need to view parents and the community as a resource and not as an impediment. They need to be part of the education process.” Please see EWEN, A3


A2 NewsLeader Wednesday, May 23, 2012

NOTICE OF 2012 CAPITAL STORM SEWER INSTALLATION As part of its 2012 Capital Program, the City will be installing storm sewer mains at the following locations:

CITYPAGE CITY HALL OPEN HOUSE City Hall is moving uptown for the day! This year’s City Hall Open House will take place at Uptown Live! on Saturday, May 26, 2012 from 12:00 - 5:00 pm. City Hall will not be open on this day. Drop by the City of New Westminster display on 6th Street, between 6th Avenue and Princess Street, to learn how your city works for you. There will be lots of great things to check out, including face painting, a children’s craft activity, trucks and vehicles from our Engineering, Police and Fire departments, and some friendly adoptable pets from Animal Services. Come and discover your City! For more information on Uptown Live! please visit uptownlive.ca.

TEACH ENGLISH IN CHINA The City of New Westminster’s Friendship City, Yunfu, China, is currently seeking teachers (active or retired) to teach English on a volunteer basis for a minimum of two weeks up to one month. The Yunfu government will cover airfare, housing, and meal expenses. Teachers who are interested in extending their stay may be able to negotiate a retainer with the City of Yunfu. For more information on this opportunity, please contact Paul Lam at paul@globaledu.ca.

WEST END RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION MEETING Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 7:00 pm at Unity in Action Church, 1630 Edinburgh Street at 17th St Agenda: • • •

Master Transportation Plan, including the future of Pattullo Bridge Civic Centre office tower Summer Fest at Grimston Park

Everyone is welcome! For more information, please call Elmer Rudolph at 604-521-3346.

NEW WESTMINSTER CELEBRATES THE 142ND MAY DAY New Westminster City Council, New Westminster Board of Education and Hyack Festival Association proudly present the 142nd May Day Celebration on Wednesday, May 23rd from 11:15 am to 1:30 pm at Queen’s Park Stadium. This unique New Westminster event is the longest running May Day celebration in the Commonwealth. School children from all over the city will gather at Queen’s Park Stadium for the crowning of the new May Queen, a tradition since 1870. As well, parts of the festivities include Folk Dances, May Pole Dances and Sport Events. Residents will hear a loud Sound Shell at 8:00 am on the morning of Wednesday, May 23rd to signal that this traditional event will take place. Listen for the Sound Shell and join the 142nd May Day Celebration at Queen’s Park Stadium, located at the corner of First Street and Third Avenue!

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The work will be carried out by Pedre Contractors Ltd., and is expected to start in late May with completion by late August. Single lane alternating traffic through worksites will be maintained at all times during the work and traffic delays can be expected. Temporary closure of minor streets and lanes may also occur during the work. Work hours for the Royal Avenue portion of work will be 9:00am to 3:00pm.

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COUNCIL MEETINGS Monday, May 28, 2012 3:00 pm Committee of the Whole Committee Room #2 6:00 pm Public Hearing Council Chamber 7:00 pm Regular Council Council Chamber Please note that council meetings are now video streamed online. Committee meeting schedules can be found on our website.

At various stages of the work, access to property driveways may be temporarily interrupted. The contractor will coordinate any anticipated interruptions with individual properties in advance to minimize any inconvenience. On-street parking will also be temporarily removed in the work area during the pavement reconstruction. For further information on this project please contact the Engineering Services Department at 604-527-4592.

HYACK PARADE & UPTOWN LIVE! ROAD CLOSURES Please be advised of the following road closures for the Hyack Parade and Uptown Live! event on Saturday, May 26, 2012: Assembly Area: 6:00 - 11:00 am • London St., Dublin St., and Edinburgh St. between 10th St. and 8th St. • 8th St between 10th Ave. and Hamilton St. • 8th Ave. between 10th St. and 6th St. Parade Route: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm • 6th St. between 8th Ave and Queens Ave. • Queens Ave. between 6th St. and 1st St. • 1st St. between Queens Ave. and 3rd Ave. Uptown Live!: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm • 6th St. between 7th Ave. and 5th Ave. • 6th Ave. between 7th St. and 5th St. • A portion of Belmont St. River’s Reach Pub Stage: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm • Blackford Street between 6th St. and back lane. For more information on the Hyack Parade or Uptown Live! please visit www.hyack.ca or uptownlive.ca

MAY MEMORIES Celebrate the Queensborough Community Centre by sharing stories and memorabilia with friends and neighbours. Sunday, May 27, 2012 1:00 - 3:00 pm Queensborough Community Centre 920 Ewen Avenue Please consider bringing old black and white photographs, tickets, receipts, invitations or a memory that relates to events or programs held at the Centre. These items could be included in a time capsule that will be placed in the new addition of the Queensborough Community Centre. For more information and to RSVP, please call 604-525-7388.

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012 NewsLeader A3

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Eventually they sold their business in 1991 to Electronic Arts, which has a huge campus in Burnaby. “The amazing thing is that they made a little game, published and created in Canada, that became the seed which became EA Canada,” says Cousineau. “Lots of video game companies owe their origins to EA.” The popular Gravis joystick, developed in British Columbia, was ubiquitous in video games. “It was the joystick you got if you were serious about PC games.” Cousineau says if you start looking at the backgrounds of Ryan Cousineau plays Pong on a terminal at the New Westminster Museum. Cousineau is the video game developers and guest curator for Pong to Pokémon – A History of Video Games in B.C. companies “you realize you have a family tree that has roots on previous tennis video games, was by hand on the control panel. here in British Columbia. A lot of popular in arcades and student pubs. One of the features touted in a independent developers have started “It was a raging success. They Radio Shack TV scoreboard package here because there’s a lot of talent and couldn’t make them fast enough. was a console with “simulated walnut a nascent industry.” They also made a home game that grain ¿nish.” These days, however, But the industry was so intent on was tremendously successful,” says there’s even a 3D machine that developing the latest and greatest it Cousineau, who points out even doesn’t require glasses. often forgot to document their feats games like solitaire appeal to young “The innovation and cleverness are for history’s sake. For instance, and old alike. “Video games get a cutting edge,” says Cousineau. there’s a dispute over when Super bad rap. They are an active form of Cousineau and Capota are looking Mario Brothers was ¿rst sold in North entertainment, not a passive form.” forward to two Saturdays when the America. In 1983, video game sales fell museum will hold “play days” for the “It was a remarkable event, off a cliff and weren’t revived until exhibit. Capota said at Surrey’s ¿rst you would have thought it would 1985 when Nintendo came over play day the turnout was small, but have been well documented,” says from Japan. “It was a quantum leap by the third one word of mouth had Cousineau. in graphics and software.” The spread and 120 showed up. A popular theory has it being most important import the company “It was wildly enthusiastic and October 1985 ... but it could have brought with it was Mario Bros., and, incredibly successful. Guys were been 1986. subsequently, Super Mario Bros. bringing their own cartridges hoping The success of Atari and other Nintendo also introduced Game and to play them,” says Cousineau. leaders spawned many companies Watch, a pocket-sized way to play Capota says families arrived with as designers left to break out on Mario Bros. and other games which mom and dad wanting to show their their own, confusing the historical spawned many hand-held devices kids what they played when they timelines. “It’s a mess. There’s not over the next couple of decades such were young. “It verged on three really a history of what was the ¿rst as Game Boy. The exhibit includes generations.” commercial video game ever made.” two Game and Watches supplied by She recalls hearing one boy saying, Although video games originated New Westminster resident Travers “Dad this is pretty fun. How do you in the 1970s, Cousineau says they Naran. get to the next level?” The sheepish really didn’t start to become into a The exhibit contains early examples reply was, “There isn’t one.” thriving and highly pro¿table industry of many games, including Pong. The play days are July 7 and Aug. until designers took their ideas to There are four versions of Odyssey 11 from 1 to 3 p.m. Space is limited companies specializing in cointennis and hockey from the 1970s. so to pre-register call 604-527-4640. operated games. The ¿rst two versions were so • Pong to Pokémon runs until Oct. Other games came before it, but unsophisticated they didn’t even have 14 at the museum, 302 Royal Ave., Atari’s simple game of Pong, modeled on-screen scoring. It had to be done behind historic Irving House.

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Cook’s “bill of rights” provides for parents being able to expect all of their children’s educational needs to be met by the schools, and the right to access school and district administration and information, as well as knowing how to go about complaining and appealing decisions. “We need to communicate a lot differently, and we need to value their input a lot more,” said Cook. “Educational outcomes have better results when that sort of culture is promoted. A lot of what is going on back and forth are symptoms that we need to ¿nd a different way of doing things, we need to communicate differently.” Cook admits many of these rights are embedded in the provincial School Act, but “who accesses the School Act, who knows how to access the School Act? And when they ¿nd it it’s in a legalese they don’t even understand.” Michael Ewen, who has been a trustee for more than 30 years, said he would be “very COOK happy” to support most of the suggestions but wants to think some of them through. “I’m not quite sure why somebody would think this would be necessary,” said Ewen. “I think that some people see [the adversarial relationship]. I think for the vast majority of people in the district it’s not an issue. I don’t know how this would make it any different or any better.” The ¿rst right, in part, gives parents the right to expect their child’s unique and special needs be met by the school. Ewen doesn’t think the board can go that far. “I’m prepared to say ‘will attempt to meet the needs within the budgetary constraints given,’” he said. Cook calls for parents to have the right to communicate with teachers, principals and resource staff “as often as you see ¿t,” which is something Ewen would like to see clari¿ed. “Are we saying staff have to be available 24/7? As you see ¿t leaves it wide open,” said Ewen. Another right calls for parents to be treated fairly without discrimination or prejudice by any employee of the district. “I am not aware of any discrimination that has happened. I have never heard of an educator retaliating against a child,” said Ewen. The bill also contains a right for parents to attend all public meetings including those of parent advisory councils. But Ewen said the board and the district can’t guarantee that because the district has no authority over the PACs. Ewen said there should be expectations of parental behaviour as well so that issues are resolved in a clear, respectful and timely way that meets the needs of everybody. “We want to have a collaborative, successful environment where staff and caregivers can meet the needs of the child within the constraints of which we operate,” said Ewen. • To read the proposed bill of rights, visit www. newwestnewsleader.com

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A4 NewsLeader Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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CITYPAGE YOGA AND YOUR HEALTH Learn more about Yoga and Your Health at the New Westminster Public Library on Thursday, May 24, at 7:00 pm. As space is limited, call to register, 604-527-4667. Yoga teacher Trudy Austin will talk about how yoga can improve your health and physical condition, and relieve stress. Wear relaxed clothes and come with your questions. The programme is sponsored by the University Women’s Club and the New Westminster Public Library and is held in the auditorium.

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS The City of New Westminster currently has vacancies to serve on the following Groups: Representation Group Community Member Advisory Planning Commission New Westminster ActBiPed (Formerly known as Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory School System Committee) Emergency Advisory Salvation Army Committee Family Court Committee Community at Large Massey Performing Arts Centre Community/Amateur Advisory Task Force Performing Arts Sector-Artistic Neighbourhood Traffic Advisory Brow of the Hill Committee Residents Association This volunteer opportunity allows citizens to contribute their expertise, experience and ideas in relation to important community issues. Committees are created by Mayor and Council to consider information concerning specific issues which would otherwise absorb the time and attention of Council. By fulfilling this role, committees enable Council to perform its legislative function more effectively and efficiently. A committee must therefore operate in accordance with the specific mandate and terms of reference or bylaw approved by Council. The Local Government Act provides that all proceedings of a committee are subject to the approval of Council (except if certain powers are delegated by bylaw). If you wish to be considered for appointment, please submit your application with a brief personal resume of your background. You may apply online or download an application form at www.newwestcity.ca. Applicants may submit their hard copy applications by: Drop-off or Mail: Committee Clerk Legislative Services Department, City Hall 511 Royal Avenue New Westminster BC V3L 1M9 Fax: 604 527 4594 Email: committees@newwestcity.ca For further information, please contact the Legislative Services Department at 604 527 4523 or by email at committees@ newwestcity.ca. Applications must be received by the Legislative Services Department no later than 4:00 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2012.

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Sapperton resident opposed to EFry plans concerned about safety Grant Granger ggranger@newwestnewsleader.com

A Sapperton resident is confused by statistics supplied to her by New Westminster police compared to those given to city council in a recent report. Trina Graydon sent in a freedom of information (FOI) request asking for the number and type of service calls the department responded to at the Elizabeth Fry Society’s facility at 402 E. Columbia. Graydon is opposed to the society’s plans to build an extension to its facility next door on Sherbrooke Street. Part of her concern is the amount of criminal activity around the premises of the society, which works with women in conÀict with the law, and provides housing and support for women and children. Although Graydon requested statistics for the last ¿ve years, the ones she received were for the last seven years starting in April 2005. The information she received from the police department said there

were 616 calls for service to 402 E. Columbia St. But a report written by NWPS crime analyst T.J. Stewart presented to city council May 14 said from January 2007 to April 2012, there were 226 calls to that address. Graydon said she is having trouble believing there were 390 calls in the 21 months prior to the time period supplied by Stewart. Graydon said while the trouble in the area used to be worse, it still exists. When contacted by the NewsLeader, Stewart would not explain the discrepancy, saying any questions about the statistics prior to those she supplied in the report would require an FOI request. Graydon lives behind the society’s facility on Kelly Street and feels its presence has affected the neighbourhood’s safety to a larger degree than it ¿rst did when it moved there 15 years ago. “It’s gotten considerably worse since they added certain programs,” said Graydon. “All I know is they are a great threat to the neighbroughood and Elizabeth Fry, they deny it. They have not come forward and taken responsibility.” Graydon said she has seen people doing drugs in the alley between Columbia and Kelly, although that has stopped because of the calls she and others have made to the police and city. But there are incidents that cause her concern. She said a neighbour returning from picking up her kids from school one afternoon found a drunk woman on her front yard that was an EFry client. She herself found a drunk man waiting for a welfare cheque to be distributed from the facility sleeping on a tarp between her house and next door. She said if the society gets the green light from the city her family will look to move from a neighbourhood she loves. The police report to city council concludes by recommending the NWPS support the proposed application. “I ¿nd that very disturbing that the police support these programs in a neighbourhood with children. I don’t know where we go from here,” said Graydon. The society is applying for a change to the of¿cial community plan (OCP) to allow for its expansion. It is expected to go to public hearing before council on June 25. If approved, the society would then apply for rezoning of the Sherbrooke Street


Wednesday, May 23, 2012 NewsLeader A5

Woman in wheelchair attacked A man was arrested, after a 53-year-old woman in a wheelchair was attacked in Uptown May 15. The woman was crossing Sixth Avenue at Seventh Street around 5:45 p.m. when the suspect came up behind her and violently pushed her wheelchair across the road. He then stole her wallet and Àed on foot, abandoning her at the roadside. Witnesses chased the man into Moody Park, where he met up with a woman. New Westminster police later found the suspect as he attempted to hide in a local business. The woman was also located and taken into custody, but the wallet was not found. NWPD investigators believe the robbery of a wheelchair-bound victim near Metrotown the previous day is unrelated. Michael James Starblanket, a 28-year-old New Westminster resident, has been charged with one count of robbery and one count of obstructing a police of¿cer. Starblanket remains in custody and is to appear in New West Provincial Court May 23.

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A6 NewsLeader Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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U.S. President Barack Obama endorsed gay marriage on Wednesday. Better late than never. Canada legalized same-sex marriage in 2005. Nine other countries – Argentina, Belgium, Iceland, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, South Africa and Sweden – also allow it. But it remains illegal in much of the world, and is not recognized by the U.S. government, yet. Hopefully, Mr. Obama’s public stance will help change that, help encourage a move towards equality for all. For him, though, he had little choice. Changes in public opinion and culture have created a new reality – many, if not a majority no longer see any reason not to open marriage to people of the same sex. Courts support that. And, politically, the gay community and progressive voters wanted action on marriage equality. He needs them as much as they need him. The time had come. So the debate heats up all over again. Possibly, in the end, a consensus will be achieved. The whole debate is about equal rights over the sanctity of a perceived holy institution. Social conservatives and religious leaders, of course, condemned Mr. Obama’s decision. But they are out of touch with reality. Mr. Obama is the ¿rst sitting president to endorse same-sex marriage. Stephen Harper has never done as much. His party introduced a bill in 2006 to reinstate the traditional de¿nition of marriage, but it was defeated. That is not leadership. Just think, a generation ago, legalizing samesex marriage was as unthinkable as it is today to not recognize the rights of gays and lesbians. Everyone deserves to be treated equally. It’s a pretty simple position. —Black Press

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Premier bitten by pest problem VICTORIA – Premier Christy Clark has a new political problem buzzing around her of¿ce. A year ago, the newly appointed premier was looking to change the channel for an unpopular government grappling with the fallout of the harmonized sales tax. Newly appointed NDP leader Adrian Dix was touting an idea that is all the rage with urban folks, a ban on “cosmetic pesticides.” All the better B.C. communities already have one, starting with Clark’s old stomping ground of Port Moody in 2003. So she ¿gured she’d better run to the front of this parade, swipe a popular policy from the opposition and do something to rede¿ne the B.C. Liberal Party after the tax-cutting, regulation-repealing decade of Gordon Campbell. But ¿rst an all-party committee would hold hearings around the province, chaired by Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett. Bennett presented the committee’s report last week, and one could see what was coming. Bennett is the riÀe-toting outdoorsman who recently called

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on his government to abandon the carbon tax, saying it’s silly to keep pretending B.C. can change the world’s climate. He was recently appointed by Clark to co-chair the B.C. Liberal Party policy committee for next year’s election, a strong signal of the party’s rightward shift in response to the B.C. Conservative threat. Bennett concluded after 10 months of hearings that the public aversion to common lawn and garden herbicides is based on “chemophobia” that Àourishes due to scienti¿c illiteracy. That statement is both politically dangerous and absolutely correct. I ¿rst covered this issue in the Okanagan 25 years ago, when environmentalists fought the use of Roundup by the forests ministry to knock down brush and

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The committee sought advice from Health Canada, whose scientists approve conditions of use for chemicals. Health Canada representative Lindsay Hansen said B.C. was the ¿rst province to ask for its advice, despite the fact that most provinces have imposed bans. These bans are political, not public safety measures, University of Guelph toxicologist Keith Solomon told MLAs. The committee also learned that “cosmetic” use accounts for only ¿ve per cent of pesticide use. Most of it is in agriculture, forestry and commercial pest control, with no ban proposed. MLAs in farming areas signalled their concern over the effect of this urban gesture politics. Backyard fruit trees go unsprayed and pests spread to orchards and ¿elds. We have large areas of agricultural land reserve, but 85 per cent of the people who live there don’t farm. The NDP is content to fan public fear and ignore evidence, as with smart meters and oil pipelines. The premier has a choice. She can do the popular thing, or the right thing.

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Let’s think outside TransLink’s box We want less traf¿c in New Westminster, not more! TransLink’s question—“Do you want the new Pattullo Bridge with six lanes, two extra, and they’ll be truck lanes, ‘here’ or ‘there’?”— has got our attention. Remember when that bridge was closed due to a ¿re? No problem. Drivers got used to the other options. We don’t need that bridge, for reasons your writers and readers have mentioned. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the traf¿c could go under the city, like it does under the English Channel, in the ‘chunnel’? Or like our SkyTrain does in some areas of Vancouver? The “cut and cover” method is not always used. That caused a lot of disruption for business on Cambie Street in Vancouver. We know how to “tunnel.” As I listened to others at the afternoon (New Westminster Master

Transportation Plan) meeting at Century House, I thought, if we’re having a bridge as offered, how can we not have more traf¿c come through our city? The tunnel concept came to mind. This option has not been explored by our professionals. So I thought, we’re not ready to decide where the new bridge should be, because we don’t know whether the right way to deal with the traf¿c would be a tunnel. If a tunnel is a good idea, then the question of the best location for the tunnel might be important to be considered, before deciding about the bridge. But as I heard more, I thought this is our opportunity to get rid of the Pattullo Bridge. Money might be better spent investigating the feasibility of a tunnel or tunnels. Maybe we can build something “around” the trains. Traf¿c is

the curse of this city. Imagine a New Westminster without rush hours or trains. Let’s think outside the box that TransLink gave us. Franci Louann New Westminster

ELIZABETH FRY HAS BEEN A GOOD NEIGHBOUR Re: A resounding rejection for EFry (NewsLeader, May 9) We have been Sapperton residents for 24 years living on Kelly Street and we are in favour of the proposed Elizabeth Fry Society rezoning of 273 and 275 Sherbrooke streets from (RL) Residential Low Density to (P) Major Institutional. We believe the new project design on Kelly Street will enhance the livability of Sapperton and that it will not lower property values. The amendment to the Of¿cial Community Plan (OCP) is

necessary for this valuable project to go ahead; it is a one-time only amendment for the bene¿t of this social service society (not a commercial business) and will not affect the security of residential housing on Sherbrooke Street. The availability of more child care and non-market housing is essential to every community plan and is in keeping with the city’s affordable housing, child care and livable city strategies. The proposed project design and landscaping is also in keeping with the neighbourhood’s character. Elizabeth Fry has been a good neighbour in the past. It has shown by its willingness to adjust the project design to meet community concerns that it will continue to be so in the future. As Elizabeth Fry has indicated, the clients who

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A8 NewsLeader Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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Two diverse art shows are on display at the New Westminster Public Library this month. On the Ramp is for die-hard hockey fans who can’t wait for October and next season, that’s if there isn’t a lockout or strike come opening night. Joe Canuck, more properly known as Andy Wong, will be displaying his exhibition of limited edition hockey prints called “Someday It Will Happen.” The other show features the landscapes of Peter Csizmar and Sasha Pupovac in the reference department. Csizmar grew up in Vojvodina, a beautiful province in Serbia full of textures, earth colours, Àowers and ¿elds that inÀuence his work. Although Pupovac was born in Yugoslavia, he has fallen in love with B.C. landscapes.

Man stabbed A 38-year-old man was stabbed in Queensborough on May 17. Police responded to a domestic dispute in the 1300-block of Dan Lee Avenue around 3 a.m., and took a 27-year-old woman into custody. The man was transfered to a local hospital, where has was listed in serious condition.

The Great Strides Walk, in support of cystic ¿brosis research will be held in New Westminster on Sunday, May 27. CF Canada supports this annual event, where chapters across the country organize community walks as a fundraiser and as a reminder of the challenges CF patients and their families face every day. Participants form teams in support/memory of speci¿c CF patients, and are encouraged to join the “Reddy For a Cure” team in honour of New Westminster’s Eva Markvoort (1984-2010). Participants in the local walk for cystic Àbrosis are Eva was born and raised being encouraged to join the’Reddy For a Cure’ team in honour of Eva Markvoort, who died in 2010. in New West, attended Herbert Spencer, Sir Richard McBride and NWSS. She Medal in 2002. Eva’s life was cut was involved in musical theatre, short at the age of 25 by cystic conÀict resolution, Girl Guides, ¿brosis, but not before she was and youth support programs. Eva able to develop a lasting legacy that also represented the city as Miss promotes organ donation and support New Westminster in 2001 and was for crucial research that will lead to a a recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee cure for CF, the most common fatal

genetic disease in Canada. This family event, organized by the CF Chapter of Greater Vancouver, will be in Queen’s Park. Activities start at 10 a.m. near the bandshell and the walk begins at 11 a.m. The goal is to raise $200,000 locally, and the

national goal is $3.2 million. To join the Reddy For a Cure team, visit www.cystic¿brosis.ca/ GreatStrides and choose Join a Team then type in Reddy for a Cure. Registration on site is also possible, beginning at 10 a.m.

The New Westminster Museum Presents

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Roofing materials aren’t just limited to cedar shakes and asphalt anymore, says Andrew McDowell of 21st Century Roofers.

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Time to cut the grass! By Maggie Calloway We may be gnashing our teeth about the slow start to the good weather this year but the cycle of rain then sun over and over again is perfect for making that green stuff grow, and I don’t mean your bank account! As with every other job, the right tools make light work. The men at Foreshore Equipment and Supply had some insight about what’s going on in the world of lawnmowers, what’s new and better and how we should take care of our current equipment, new and old. Al Chrzanecki of Foreshore has some tips for a homeowner in the market for a new mower. “Buy a mower to fit your personal circumstances; if you are on a regular-size flat city lot you don’t need a rider mower, you really only need a push mower,” says Chrzanecki “Push mowers are somewhat different than we remember from our father and grandfather’s day. Some of them will have bushings in the wheels so you will get longevity and it will push easier because they are a little smaller at 20 inches, which is perfect for the small lot.” Chrzanecki says gas mowers have also changed over the years. “The manufacturers have changed the design of the

The team at ParkLane Homes took home eight awards, including Single-Family Builder of the Year and Multi-Family Builder of the Year. This year was the third annual edition of the awards, which honour excellence in residential construction. Martin Knowles photo

A standing Ovation for GVHBA members The best of the best was honoured in a gala ceremony in Vancouver. By Kerry Vital The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association has honoured the best of the best in the home-building industry with their third annual Ovation Awards. “Residential construction is a major contributer to Metro Vancouver’s economy and we are delighted to acknowledge the industry’s brightest stars,” says GVHBA President and CEO

Peter Simpson. There were several familiar faces among the big winners, including ParkLane Homes, who came out with eight awards including the Grand Ovation Awards for Single-Family Builder of the Year and Multi-Family Builder of the Year. “We are honoured to be the winner of these awards,” says Yosh Kasahara, ParkLane’s General Manager of Sales and Marketing. “We recognize the high calibre of builders and projects in these categories, and to be named (Single-Family) and Multi-Family Builder of the Year is a testament to our dedicated team of employees, stakeholders and suppliers.” ParkLane also won awards for Best Single-

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Third annual Ovation awards honour â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;the industryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s brightest starsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; â&#x20AC;&#x153; from page.11 of the Year was taken home by My House Design/Build Team, while the RenoMark Renovator of the Year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Large Volume was won by Kenorah Construction and Design. Kenorah was one of the most decorated winners at the awards dinner, taking home seven awards. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We couldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be more proud of our team,â&#x20AC;? says owner Graham Collins. Kenorah was also the winner of the Best Marketing Innovation: Renovator, Best Kitchen Renovation: $100,000 and Over, Best Kitchen and Greatroom Renovation, Best Bathroom Renovation: Under $35,000, Best Renovated Room and Best Exterior Renovation awards. My House Design/Build also won awards for Best Addition Renovation, Best Custom Home: $1 Million to $2 Million and Best Outdoor Living Space: New or Renovated. Harald Koehn Construction was named the RenoMark Renovator of the Year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Small Volume, as well as Best Bathroom Renovation: $35,000 and Over, Best Accessible Renovation and Best Renovation: $800,000 and Over for their recent renovation for a family with a son with spina bifida. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our team is very proud of our design and workmanship on this renovation project, and on a personal level, this has been a rewarding experience to be able to do something special for young Ben,â&#x20AC;? says Koehn. Adera Development Corporation was the recipient of the FortisBC Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency for New Construction for their Seven35 townhome project in North Vancouver. Other winners included Best Builders and Intermind Design, both of whom won three awards each. Best Builders took home awards for

Best Renovation: $300,000 to $499,999, Best Renovation: $500,000 to $799,999 and Best Custom Home: Under $500,000. Intermind won awards for Best Kitchen Renovation: $50,000 to $99,000, Best Condominium Renovation and Best Renovation: $100,000 to $299,999. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We were excited to once again be the presenting sponsor of the Ovation Awards,â&#x20AC;? says Dan Noel, regional energy solutions manager at FortisBC. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Partnerships such as those we have with (the) GVHBA help FortisBC to provide affordable and innovative energy solutions for all British Columbians.â&#x20AC;? For a complete list of winners, visit www.gvhba.org/ ovationawards.

Harald Koehn Construction, above, was named the RenoMark Renovator of the Year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Small Volume, while Kenorah Construction and Design, below, was named Renovator of the Year â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Large Volume. GVHBA President and CEO Peter Simpson, below left, says they are â&#x20AC;&#x153;delightedâ&#x20AC;? to recognize amazing builders. Martin Knowles photos

Many changes in rooďŹ ng â&#x20AC;&#x153; from page.11 each individual roof. Andrew McDowell of 21st Century Roofers Ltd. is a second generation roofer; you might say itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in his blood. The company, started by his dad in 1978 and taken over by McDowell four years ago, has grown from a small four-person business to twelve highly trained professionals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;There have been lots of changes over the years; for instance on a low-slope roof we used to build it up with felt, tar and a gravel finish. Today we can provide a modern high-performance alternative,â&#x20AC;? McDowell says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We are very careful about using new products, some of which havenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t been around very long. Our company will only use proven materials and technology and which has a good warranty behind them. Some of the new materials have been around for ten years or less so we donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t know how they will perform over the expected life of the roof. Another thing to understand is some of the new materials donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have CSA approval from the Canadian government.â&#x20AC;? He cites the example of a wood fibre product that definitely didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In the 1990s there was a new roofing product

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Andrew McDowell of 21st Century Roofers urges homeowners to do their due diligence before choosing a contractor, since thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nothing more heartstopping than hearing water dripping onto your table during a rain storm.

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Tending to the neglected areas of the home By Maggie Calloway After what seems like a long fall and winter with its wood fires, mud and dust, the pull to shrug off the heavy burden of cold weather by throwing open doors and windows is irresistible. The problem is the winter takes a toll on your home, both inside and out. It may be old-fashioned to schedule a spring cleaning but it can be quite cathartic to scrub down windows, wash curtains and hang them back up fresh and clean, and generally give the whole house a deep clean. Like anything else worth doing, there is a method to doing a thorough job cleaning a house so it was time to turn to the experts, Molly Maid. The good folks at Molly Maid have refined cleaning to a fine art and that is certainly true of Vancouver’s Michele Yonge. “There are a couple of things we advise people do before they deep clean; one is getting into closets and packing away winter stuff and hanging spring and summer clothes ... not forgetting to wipe down shelves as you go,” Yonge says. “Next, cleaning windows and washing or drycleaning drapes and curtains makes a huge difference. We recommend people wash the outside (of the) windows first because if you wash the inside first you don’t get the same bang! Don’t forget to clean the curtain tracks and window frames as you go. Use the tools that help get the job done; a dry, clean paint brush for instance is terrific for getting dust out of corners. One of the handiest things to use is microfibre cloths, (which are) great to clean wooden blinds ... plus can be thrown in the washer. Feeling the sun

shining through clean windows gives you great incentive to keep going.” A big thing is to declutter the whole house. Look at everything on counters, dressers and any surface where things tend to land. Sometimes we are so used to something cluttering the house we cease to see it. If you are not using or wearing something, get rid of it. You deserve to live in a space where you can breathe, with sun pouring through windows and clean surfaces. “We recommend people do three or four deep cleanings a year depending on your home and family,” Yonge says. “Laundry rooms are another place to get organized this time of year. Instead of soiled laundry piled together, get (a basket) for whites (and) one for darks ... it makes it so much easier. Once the clothes are washed placing them in a designated colourcoded basket for each family member keeps the room organized. Master bedrooms are great to dig into this time of year because they are often the place where things are dropped (and are) probably the most neglected room in the house. A final hint would be to put together a cleaning caddy with all the tools you need at hand; it really helps motivation when you don’t have to go digging around under the sink.”

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Fencing has come a long way from plain chain-link By Maggie Calloway

minimum required but we can tell them what it will take to keep the family safe.” Have you noticed the black metal fencing appearing over the last few years? It used to be a chain-link fence was either a natural steel or white and pretty industrial in appearance. Now there are different types of chain-link fencing available that you can place anywhere. The black chain-link almost disappears into the background. The other great thing about the new black fencing is that it is almost maintenance-free, it doesn’t show dirt unlike white or natural, and once installed it will last almost forever, since a hose or the rain will wash off any dirt. The wire on a chain-link fence is coated with PVC with a UV rating which will stand up to ultra-violet light for decades. The posts are galvanized pipe over which there is a powder-coated finish, the same type of finish on a barbeque, so it will last for decades.

Is there any other single product that does as many jobs as fencing? It protects your children from the traffic and drowning in the swimming pool, protects your veggie garden from marauding animals (dream on!) and separates your property from your neighbours, among many other things. Not only are there dozens of reasons for installing a fence, there are also dozens of types and styles to choose from. We all drool over photos of the thriving vegetable and flower garden surrounded by a whimsical fence and gate complete with roses, but this is not what we are about today. We want to see what’s available in robust but stylish metal fencing that will do the job, is very low maintenance, and will enhance the curb appeal of your home. Not a lot to ask is it? Not according to Ken Scherk of Steelguard Fence Ltd. “My very first advice to any home owner with a pool who wants to fence is to check with their local municipality bylaw; each municipality requirements are different,” says Scherk. “Usually when you request a permit for a pool they will have specs for fencing. Keep in mind these specs are for the

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Retaining the natural beauty of a stone wall By Maggie Calloway Here’s a skill testing question for you: what was built starting in AD 122 by the Romans as a defensive fortification, is 122 kilometres long, and still has a significant portion existing today? Hadrian’s Wall, which was made a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1987. It was made of stones and is built entirely in England, not on the border with Scotland as is frequently stated. The wall was the most heavily fortified border in the Roman Empire, and is now the most popular tourist destination in northern Europe. It’s been described as the most important monument built by the Romans in Britain by England’s heritage association. What other building material would still be standing almost 2,000 years other than the most natural of material? As Ronald Hernandez, owner of Cabana Masonry, says, “Building with masonry is a timeless art form that goes back to the great Egyptian pyramids, Greek temples There are many reasons to install a stone retaining wall, from and Roman cities. Many of these structures are the purely aesthetic to keeping your sloping terraced garden in check or building a beautiful patio. still standing today. Masonry has always been Submitted photos the choice for enduring, natural beauty.” Growing up in El Salvador, Hernandez has always been naturally skilled at working with wall to fit your unique needs is certainly his hands. As a young boy he liked to build his own toys from doable. If your choice is to tackle the job the leftover materials from his dad’s blacksmith shop. It was yourself, Cabana Masonry has dedicated part this creative mentality, along with the love of seeing his work of its website to comprehensive do-it-yourself come to life, that eventually led him to pursue masonry. instructions from how to lay pavers to a “You can turn an almost-unusable property into a very garden wall installation guide to how to build striking landscape by well-placed retaining walls, and the block walls. most plain home into something special with steps, walls, Hernandez also has a guide on how to walkways and brick cladding,” he says. “Sometimes walls are clean your existing brick cladding and not just for retaining but to gain more usable space, especially brick walls, which he says can be spoiled by on large properties with pretty steep slopes. By putting in walls improper care. and maybe building a patio, suddenly you have extended the As generous as Hernandez is on his property.” website, I say treat yourself with the real The choice of stone is vast and finding a style of stone and McCoy. I don’t thing you’ll regret it!

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Dedicating a room to the art of washing clothes not unusual By Maggie Calloway Remember when the washer and dryer were automatically banished to a dark corner of the basement? Well, no more! Laundry rooms are now not just any room, but a designed room. Doing laundry is now an experience, with top-end appliances, drying racks, linen storage, granite counters and marble backsplashes. I must admit I approve of this metamorphosis; doing laundry was always such a grim but necessary chore. Having the right tools to do a great job applies to this job as well as any other, and a dedicated room fully kitted out is a wonderful thing. So what makes not just a stylish room but one that works well? Looks are important but not as important as workability. Think through the process: where are the soiled clothes stored? If you have side-by-side appliances make sure the doors open the right way; you don’t want to be loading the dryer over the door of the washer. Each should open in the opposite direction so a clear inner space is formed. Shelving for laundry soap, bleach and such should be above the washer and dryer but high enough to allow you to use the top of each appliance as counter space if you are in a small room. And let’s not forget the ironing board; you need enough space to comfortably put up the board and an installed rod to hang up finished items. This rod is also great for drying hand-washed delicates. Interior designer Marlene Bourque of High Design works with John Friswell of CCI Renovations on many of his projects including laundry rooms. “This last laundry room we worked on was originally an office on the main floor of the home. We had room here to put the washer, dryer and sink, etc. on one side of the room

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and a linen closet on the other which left lots of room for an ironing board,” says Bourque. “This is a family with young children so having the laundry room on the main floor made great sense. Having lots of storage in a laundry room is a great luxury.” If your laundry room is small, installing closed upper cabinets could feel confining. Think about open shelving with attractive baskets. Old-time ceiling drying racks are back, somewhat sleeker in design but still doing the same job of drying clothes in an

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Pushing a mower could be an exercise regimen in itself â&#x20AC;&#x153; from page.11 carburetion systems so they are much easier to start. You can now push a button to prime and the fuel is available immediately to the combustion chamber, no more pulling and pulling hoping the engine will catch,â&#x20AC;? he says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;In my opinion they have designed the system so they will start almost immediately and are much cleaner burning.â&#x20AC;? If you have a larger property or a property that has a sloping lawn, a self-propelled gas mower is the way to go unless you want to fold pushing a lawnmower into your exercise program. Like all things in life, as Chrzanecki says, there is good, better and best and the world of lawnmowers is no different. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You have your basic steel deck push mower; a little better unit would still be a gas mower, still with a steel deck but may be self-propelled and mulch, which is a good thing; mulching is good for your lawn. As you get up the scale you get to a Toro model which they call a super mulcher. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s an aluminum deck so the deck will not rot; itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a 25-year machine if looked after.â&#x20AC;? Once you have sorted out what you need in the way of a mower, you need to take care of it if you want it to last and perform at the top of its game. Dana Nicholson, the fulltime mechanic at Foreshore, has 25 years experience with lawnmowers of every stripe. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My advice to everyone with a mower is to really watch which fuel they use and how they use it. The fuel we have from the pump has a very short shelf life; just a few weeks before it starts to break down. I recommend, as most people will have to buy fuel from a gas station, (buying) premium fuel with no ethanol and only buy a gallon at a time,â&#x20AC;? says Nicholson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I know itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s inconvenient but unlike fuel in our cars which gets used up quickly, gas sits in a lawnmower for weeks and sometimes months. If possible, buy Aspen fuel from a store specializing in lawnmowers or power tools; this fuel is refined down so far it is very clean burning with a long shelf life. The other piece of advice is to keep the blades sharp and clean. Look after the mower and it will do a good job for you.â&#x20AC;?

Al Chrzanecki, above, of Foreshore Equipment and Supply is a fan of the new gas mowers. Dana Nicholson, right, has been fixing lawnmowers for 25 years, and says his top tip is to watch what kind of fuel you use. Martin Knowles photos

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A20 NewsLeader Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Making over a North Vancouver house to turn it into a modern, family-friendly paradise By Maggie Calloway As we so often find, here is a family who loves their North Shore neighbourhood but the house, approximately fifty years old with one partial renovation in the 1990s, was tired. Enter Kennedy Crawford Design of North Vancouver who designed the project, specifically Catherine Brown, who worked with the family very closely during both the design and building process. David Adair of Blackfish Homes and Construction, also based in North Vancouver, was brought into the project to do the actual build. “This is a family of four who enjoyed their home but the whole main floor needed a major renovation to bring it up to today’s standards,” says Adair. “We virtually pulled apart the whole main floor. The original main floor consisted of much the same rooms in the same place. They had a pretty big garage with a small flex space; they weren’t really using this space so we took over a section of the garage and extended it to make a mudroom entry. In the family room we pushed the back wall, the TV wall, back right to the exterior wall to create the space we needed.” The original flooring was a mixture of tile, vinyl and carpet; this was unified throughout most of the rooms with hardwood, which made a huge difference. Vinyl tile was used in the new powder room and mudroom. “In the formal living room the floor was leveled to match of the rest of the area. The fireplace is original but the hearth and pedestal had to be adjusted to the new level of the floor,” Adair says. “The rest of it was just freshening up with new wall colour, addition of wallpaper, new ceiling fan and lighting. The dining room had a French door from the hallway so we opened everything up to make the flow better. We brought the new flooring through and again just freshened everything up with new wall colour, wallpaper, lighting.” The powder room is a good size, but it was gutted and the flooring once again brought through. The new modern vanity and toilet match the new style; there are no jarring accents just a smooth flow to all the rooms including this one. The kitchen and family room is perfect for this family. This is definitely the heart of the home where everyone spends their time. “We really enjoyed this whole project. The family was excellent to work with,” Brown says. “Our client had a very good handle on what she wanted to achieve, particularly regarding the kitchen. She knew very clearly how she wanted to function in that space and how she wanted it to work for her family, then left it to us to bring it to life, giving feedback as the project proceeded.” This kitchen is one of Brown’s favourites. “This is a very large space. You can make spaces look too modern so we like to bring in pieces to soften them, give them more warmth; the barn door was part of bringing in interest,” Brown says. “We really like to find unique pieces; the island is an example of this. We had the design in our mind then had to go and find the right piece with a little bit of the traditional about it. The beautiful stone on the island is a real stand out with the distinctive lines. The funny thing is we had that exact pattern in our original drawings so it was great to find the exact match. We used Caesarstone on the surrounding counters and the backsplash above the stove is a mosaic white marble which adds a bit of an interesting accent. The stove is Fisher & Pykel, the jewel of the kitchen.” Brown says the client was good about communicating her master plan for the kitchen and how she wanted to use the space, which made her job easier. “Every bit of the kitchen and family room, from the wall of storage cupboards with so much detail in the cabinetry, to the fabric chosen, to the colour of the stone, it all had to work together. We have an eye for detail right down to the hardware on the barn door to the faucets, the tile, every single detail is gone through so there are no jarring notes and everything flows,” she says. I must say I love the barn door in the kitchen. I’ve seen them used before but often the room just can’t carry the size and heft but in this instance, with such a large space, it makes sense and looks spectacular. There is no doubt the success of this project is in how the family uses the whole space.

The new kitchen, above, features a mosaic white marble tile backsplash and Caesarstone countertops. The homeowners were intimately involved in the whole process of choosing a design for their home, from deciding on storage spaces to choosing the colour of the stone. The bathroom, left, now includes a modern vanity and toilet, in addition to new flooring and a sleek, modern sink. Martin Knowles photos

The new living room includes the original fireplace, above. The hearth and pedestal were adjusted to match the new height of the flooring, and wallpaper was added to freshen up the room. The new eating area in the kitchen, below, features a beautiful view outside and complements the new backsplash and countertops. Martin Knowles photos

The family room is perfect for relaxing or entertaining. Directly off the kitchen, the back wall was pushed back to open up the space and allow for more room. The television is now mounted on the wall and smart storage solutions appear all over the house. Martin Knowles photo


Wednesday, May 23, 2012 NewsLeader A21

Brightening up your life with heritage paint By Maggie Calloway There is no getting around it, painting the exterior of your home is a big job whether you decide to tackle it yourself or hire a contractor. We have all heard of curb appeal, and the quality of the paint job, the colours you choose and where you put each colour can make the difference between a stunning exterior and one that just doesnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t work. If you decide to paint it yourself, know that preparation is 80 per cent of the job. Tedious as it may be, taking the time to prep means your house will look great and the job will last. Make sure the wood is dry. In our climate it pays to wait until we have enjoyed a long string of sunny days, as painting over wet wood creates a world of problems, not the least of which is the new paint forming blisters. If you are painting over old paint, scrape off flakes with a wire brush and clean the surface. If there are bare patches, prime before painting. Check to see what kind of paint was used previously then take advice from the paint store about which paint to use. Buy the best paint you can afford; this is not the time to be frugal. You want your home to look fantastic now and for years to come. Is there an art in picking paint colours? Heidi Nyline of Warline Painting certainly believes so. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We have been fortunate to be hired to paint the exteriors of the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Painted Ladiesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, the four heritage houses on West 10th (in Vancouver) and you can imagine how jarring it would be to get the colour balance wrong,â&#x20AC;? she says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The colours are very bright and different on each house; they really make a statement.â&#x20AC;? We have all agonized over paint colours, especially for the exterior. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not like making a colour mistake in the dining room which can be remedied in a day. Nyline says the problem is people are trying to make colour choices from a two- by two-inch paint chip,

which is impossible. â&#x20AC;&#x153;You stand in a paint store and stare at thousands of colours, how are you supposed to put colours together?â&#x20AC;? Nyline says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;First, take note of everything you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t change; the roof colour and the colour of the stonework, the colour or your window trim if they are vinyl, etc. Next, (look at) the natural surroundings. If you have a ton of trees around the house that green foliage will impact how colour looks on your house. For instance, if you use paint with a red undertone on a north-facing house with lots of trees, in a certain light the house will have a slightly pink look to it. You have to paint large five-feet by five-feet samples of your preferred colour range on (a) board to get the proper impact of that colour on your house.â&#x20AC;? The moral of this story is take time. Time to do proper prep work, time to properly chose appropriate colours, time to do the best job possible, or hire someone who cares enough to do the same.

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MULTI-MEDIA JOURNALIST South Delta Leader Black Press B.C. The South Delta Leader, a weekly publication serving more than 16,500 homes in Ladner and Tsawwassen, has an opening for a full-time, multi-media journalist. The successful candidate will have diverse writing capabilities, including a flair for narrative. Advanced photography and video skills will be key attributes, as well as excellent time management. An ideal applicant will have a strong grasp of social media best practices (Twitter, Facebook, etc.), a passion for online journalism, and an understanding of how to tailor content accordingly. We are looking for someone who will be a key contributor to the core print product, while bringing creativity and innovation to our web-based branding. Knowledge of basic Photoshop, iMovie and InDesign is a must. Candidates should have a diploma/degree in journalism, or a related field. The successful candidate will show keen attention to detail, work well under deadline pressures, and be willing to learn in a fast-paced environment, as well as have the ability to teach others as new strategies and techniques are incorporated into our media package. The South Delta Leader is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest private, independent newspaper company, with more than 150 community, daily and urban newspapers in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii. Those interested should submit a resume, writing samples and a cover letter to: The South Delta Leader Editor 7-1363 56th Street, Delta, BC V4L 2P7 or e-mail editor@southdeltaleader.com Deadline for applications is May 25, 2012.

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AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN. Journeyman Automotive Service Technician required. 45 minutes North of Edmonton, Alberta. Busy flat rate Chrysler dealership. Above average wages to commensurate with training level achieved. Chrysler experience an asset but not essential. 4th year apprentice considered. Apply to: Dale Marshall - Service Manager. Phone 1-780-349-5566. Fax 1-780-349-6493 or email: dalem@brownschrysler.com

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JOURNEYMAN TECHNICIAN required immediately for Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep dealership in Salmon Arm, BC. Proven producer, good attitude, quality workmanship a must. Excellent wage and benefit package. Contact Pat - phone 250832-8053, fax 250-832-4545, email pat@brabymotors.com. SERVICE ADVISOR. Brown’s Chrysler Ltd. Westlock, Alberta is looking for an above average individual skilled in customer service. Duties to include: effective communication with customers, recommend scheduled maintenance and schedule work. Qualifications shall include: knowledge of vehicles and the automotive industry. Sales experience is considered an asset, strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills, ability to work in a fast paced environment with tight time constraints, computer literate and posses a valid drivers licence. Apply to: Dale Marshall Service Manager. Phone 1-780349-5566. Fax 1-780-349-6493 or email: dalem@brownschrysler.com.

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TABER TIMES/Vauxhall Advance is seeking an editor to lead a threeperson newsroom. Candidate must be able to multitask, produce a quality newspaper and maintain online presence. Send covering letter and resume to: Coleen Campbell, Publisher. Email: ccampbell@abnewsgroup.com Deadline Thursday, May 31.

DRIVER. Class 1 Drivers wanted. Offering top pay. Close to home. Home most weekends. Family comes first! 1 year flat deck exp. & border crossing a must. Fax resume & driver abstract to 604-853-4179.

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AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified- Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783 APPLY NOW: Pennywise Scholarship For Women to attend Journalism certificate course at Langara College in Vancouver. Deadline May 30, 2012. More information: www.bccommunitynews.com INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. Sites in AB & BC. Hands on real world machine training. NO Simulators. Start any Monday. Funding Options. www.IHESchool.com 1-866-399-3853 TRAIN TO BE AN Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 31 years of success! Government certified. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456.

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An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and rock truck operators. Preference will be given to operators that are experienced in oilfield road and lease construction. Lodging and meals provided. The work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call Contour Construction at 780-723-5051.

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MOGIL MODULAR Structures Corp, located in Burnaby BC seeks 3 specialized welding operators to build mobile steel shelters and communication towers. Permanent position. $24/28 negotiate. Please send resume to F: (604) 421-0581 or E: mogilbox@live.com

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Deliver newspapers (2x per week) on Wednesdays and Fridays in your area. Papers are dropped off at your home with the flyers pre-inserted!

FLAGPERSON

Civil & Park Constructors 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: paul.orourke@wilcocivil.ca. www.wilcocivil.ca

PACIFIC Home Warranty is looking for a full-time New Home Construction Inspector. Monday - Friday, travel involved with great pay. Apply to hr@pacificwarranty.com or fax 604-574-4779.

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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, tickets & gates, announcers, transportation, batgirls and more! We ask that each volunteer work a minimum of 20 hours. In exchange for your time, each volunteer will receive: • FREE ADMISSION to all playing venues • 1 complimentary item of event apparel • 1 complimentary meal per volunteer shift worked! For more information, visit our website at: www.canadian openfastpitch.com or contact our office at 604.536.9287 or info@canadianopen fastpitch.com And don’t forget to like us on Facebook at: http://www. facebook.com/Canadian OpenFastpitch and follow us on Twitter @CdnOpen!

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DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Seniors disc. Friendly, family bus., 40+ yrs. 604-240-3408/604-299-7125

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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

AFFORDABLE MOVING

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

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ABS DRYWALL, res. & comm. Quailty workman ship. Boarding, taping, finishing, textured ceiling, renos. Free est. 604-376-1927

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

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329 PAINTING & DECORATING A1 PAINTING Co. Exterior painting & Pressure Washing. Exc prices. Call Inderjit (604)721-0372

RUBBISH REMOVAL

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PERSONAL SERVICES

Call Rochelle 604.777.2195 WANT TO SEE Scenic BC! Needed Immediately . Experienced Feller Buncher Operator with Chipper Head/Mower to work around Hydro Transmission Lines. Must be willing to travel throughout BC (based out of Vanderhoof). $28-$34 per hour + Benefits. For more info. e-mail: sbcjobs@hotmail.ca. Send Resume to: SBCJOBS Box 1136 Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0 or Fax: (250) 567-2550

An Earthmoving Company in Alberta is looking for a 3rd year or Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will be part of a team maintaining and servicing our fleet of Cat dozers, graders and rock trucks plus Deere/Hitachi excavators. You will work at our Modern Shop at Edson, Alberta with some associated field work. Call Contour Construction at (780)723-5051

DRIVEN ENERGY is a progressive busy oilfield service company in the Midwest area (Lloydminster, Alberta) looking for experienced Pressure Truck and Semi-Vac Operators. Call 780-872-6533, fax 780875-7847 or email: kirk@drivenenergy.ca for info and to apply.

HELP WANTED

GET IN THE GAME!

for Landscaping Work! Competitive, Energetic, Honesty a MUST!

Call Christy 604-436-2472 for available routes email Email circulation@burnaby newsleader.com Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.

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Always! deliver Top soil, bark mulch, sand & gravel. 7days/wk. Simon 604-230-0627 will spread “ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582

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DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM

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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

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 560

MISC. FOR SALE

RENTALS 706

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TRANSPORTATION 810

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AUTO FINANCING

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

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CAIRN Terriers. Shots, dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. $650: 604-807-5204. 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 Cock-A-Poo x Poo pups. 1st shots Vet checked, non-shedding, S.Sry. $600. 604-541-9163/604-785-4809 FREE- Purebred Black Bearcoat Shar-pei - 2 yrs old - shots - neutered - Abbotsford - 778-241-0447 LAB PUPS, Chocolate, $700. vet ch, dew-claws rem. 1st shots, dewormed. qual. lines (604)702-0217 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 NEWFOUNDLAND pups, P/B. 2 male, 1blk, 1brwn. $1000 (604)8191466. No Sunday calls

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

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RENTALS

ROTTWEILER puppies, $700. Call Stan (604)860-4303 ST. Bernese pups, very cute, vet checked and ready to go. 604-7980027, or s.klass@telus.net. $800

LG. CLEAN 1 Bedroom available now and 1 & 2 Bedrooms available for June, QUIET BLDG. Call the Manager @ 604- 521-3448.

REAL ESTATE

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.

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We -ay lo al ,o,-ro9ts e3ery time you donate.

HOMES FOR RENT

COQUITLAM - bright spacious, 4 bdrm. 2 bath, 2 kitchen, W/D, fenced yard, alarm, W/D, cls. to amens. $1995/mo. 604-936-4827 or 604-936-4824 for more info. PORT COQUITLAM Brand new 1 bdrm house incl w/d & cable. NS/NP. Avail June 1st. $800/mo +utils. Call 604-866-8182

750

SUITES, LOWER

BURNABY -Deer Lake. 2Bdrm gr/lvl sep entry, full bath, now. $975 incl utils. 604-521-5907, 604-834-0434 BURNABY S, Nelson & Rumble. 1 bdrm grnd lvl bsmt ste. Nr transit, Metrotown, schls. $650 utils incl. NP/NS. Avail now. (604)451-5150 PORT MOODY 2 bdrm above grnd bsmt, pri entry & 4 appls. $900 + $120 utils. Avail now. 604-461-2999

752

MARINE Need A Ride, Drive Today. Take $500 to $5000 Cash Home. Carter Credit 1.888.688.1837

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.

818

CARS - DOMESTIC

2001 BUICK LESABRE LTD. Loaded, HUD, certified, like new, private $4900 obo 778-565-4230 2004 BUICK RENDEZVOUS, immac, senior driven, 105K, no accid. $8000. call: (604)807-1894 2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING, silver, convertible, 84,000 kms. Auto. Aircared. $5,495. obo. 604-826-0519

WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

SUITES, UPPER

COQUITLAM, spacious 2 bdrm, all hrdwd, new paint, lndry, carport, no dogs, N/S. $975/mo. 604-937-3534

TOWNHOUSES

Burnaby. 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 GUILDTOWN HOUSING CO-OP, 10125 156 St. is accepting applications for 3 & 4 bdrm units. No subsidy. Participation req. Call 604-581-4687 or pick up application 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

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 1974 RED MGB Roadster, reblt mtr, body redone, exc cond, has collector plts, $7,500. 604-541-5487 2001 VOLKSWAGEN JETTA, 1.8T turbo, 4 dr sedan, std, all options, exc cond. $5300 obo 604-780-8404 2004 MERCEDES E500, 4-matic, 4 dr, fully loaded, auto, black, 145K. good cond, no accid, $10,700 obo. 778-881-1216.

838

RECREATIONAL/SALE

2004 26’ SPRINGDALE TRAILER, slide out, a/c. Front bdrm., rear kit., exc. cond. $12,900. 604-541-5487

2005 PIONEER 25FQ

TRANSPORTATION 806

ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

1965 CADILLAC convertible, coupe de ville, white, blue lthr. int. collector plates $12,500. (604)945-6860

810

AUTO FINANCING

Quad bunk, fiberglass walls, rear slide, slps 8, A/C and more! Dealer #9968 Sale Price $9900

www.meridianrv.com 604-941-8635

2006 ZINGER 31BH

Quad bunk,super slide, A/C, loaded with options. Dealer #9968 Sale Price $14,850

7350 Edmonds St, Burnaby · (604) 540-4066 Mon. - Sat. 9am - 9pm, Sun. 10am - 6pm

www.meridianrv.com 604-941-8635 Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca

TRUCKS & VANS

2000 DURANGO 4X4, loaded, seats 7, AirCrd, exc. cond. $4100 obo. Call 604-780-8404 2005 FORD F150, 4X4, crew cab , green, auto, 160 kms, options, $12,000 firm. Call 604-538-9257.

PORT MOODY very clean 2bdrm 2bath 2prk, ss appli’s, f/p, patio, n/s, June1. $1325/mo. 778-834-4774.

751 BISTRO SET $149 62000 BTU BBQ’S ONLY $249

The Scrapper

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

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

Quiet, Spacious 1 Bdrm Suites.

GARAGE SALES

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

NEW WESTMINSTER

CLAREMONT TERRACE

551

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

GUARANTEED

** 6960 ELWELL ST **

Call 604-525-2661

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

1-800-910-6402

www.aptrentals.net

Call 604-540-6732

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

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

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

MAPLE Ridge dntwn Urbano complex, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, inste w/d, f/p, deck, 2 u/g prkg. Nr amens. NS/NP.

Burnaby:

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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

BURNABY

912

BOATS

2011 Custom weld Jetboat 20ft, c/w 9.9 Suzuki Kickin, depthe sounder, windless anchor system, Stainless steel BBQ, & much more. $49,900. Contact Rich 778-998-9302 ALUMINUM BOAT WANTED, 10’, 12’ or 14’, with or without motor or trailer, will pay cash, 604-319-5720


A32 NewsLeader Wednesday, May 23, 2012

LOCAL

A FRESH NEW LOCATION!

RHUBARB

Kin’s Farm Market is now open at Broadmoor Centre in Richmond!

HAS ARRIVED

Try adding some fresh local rhubarb to your salad! Prices effective: May 23th to May 27th, 2012 New Crop

Fresh & Delicious

Corn

Cantaloupe

$1.99/lb

2/$1.00

79¢/lb

Apricots California Grown

California Grown

Sweet & Juicy

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

w w w.kinsfarmmarket.com

May 23, 2012  

Section N of the May 23, 2012 edition of the Burnaby NewsLeader

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