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Barriers are erected on the new Willingdon overpass in advance of its opening on the weekend. The old bridge will be closed and then rebuilt to become the southbound half of the new bridge.
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Motorists on Willingdon Avenue will notice a smoother ride starting this week after the ¿rst major phase of the new Highway 1 interchange was completed on the weekend. The ¿rst ¿ve lanes of a new eight-lane Willingdon overpass were completed and opened to traf¿c on
Sunday, as part of the province’s Port Mann-Highway 1 improvement (PMH1) project. It’s all part of a transformation of the interchange that will improve safety on what has been perennially one of the worst crash locations in the Lower Mainland. The old ¿ve-lane overpass has been closed and will be demolished to make way for the remaining three lanes of overpass to be built. The new overpass is much higher than its predecessor, thanks to modern highway standards, said Max Logan,
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The Victoria Police Department seized a ¿rearm from Angus David Mitchell in February, then gave it back when Mitchell applied to have it returned to him. “In February of this year, Victoria Police dealt with Mr. Mitchell in relation to a Mental Health Act incident which resulted in the seizure of a ¿rearm. Mr. Mitchell later made an application to have the ¿rearm returned to him,” Victoria police said in a press release June 1. It is not yet known whether the ¿rearm seized in February is the same one used in the Burnaby shootings, it said. “The history of any ¿rearms associated to Angus Mitchell will be examined as part of the ongoing investigations currently being conducted by the Vancouver Police Department and the RCMP.” Please see FAMILY, A3
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OPINION page 6 | LETTERS page 7 Doug Snow, the general manager of Lougheed Town Centre, and Gloria Wing-Staudt of the Rotary Club of BurnabyMetrotown examine wine from one of the 17 B.C. wineries that will be represented at the club’s 11th annual Wine, Food and Music Festival to be held at Lougheed Town Centre on Saturday, June 9. Proceeds go to various charities including the Down Syndrome Research Foundation, Rotary literacy programs and polio eradication. Tickets are available at the mall’s customer service ofÀce at 604-421-2282 or from Investors Group at 604431-0117.
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The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) has con¿rmed the weapon seized from Angus David Mitchell was used both in the double murder at a Burnaby sushi restaurant and in the attempted murder of his former landlord. Mitchell, 26, was killed May 30 following a shootout with police in Maple Ridge. He had been the subject of a provincewide manhunt as the prime suspect in the May 29 shooting of a 51-year-old Burnaby man in front of his Gilpin Crescent house, and the May 27 murders of two people at Royal Oak Sushi House. The woman killed at the South Burnaby restaurant was identi¿ed as 34-year-old Chinh (Vivian) Diem Huynh, an employee at the restaurant and a single mother to a young daughter. Also killed was the restaurant’s owner, Huong (Andy) Tran. Mitchell’s family released a statement Saturday through the Vancouver Police Department, which is investigating the policeinvolved fatal shooting at the RCMP’s request. “The family of Angus Mitchell wishes to express our extreme sorrow and heartfelt sympathies to the families of Chinh Diem Huynh and Huong Tran. Their deaths were truly senseless. We cannot begin to describe the horror we felt upon learning of Angus’s involvement in this tragedy. “Our thoughts are also with Angus’s former landlord, who we hope recovers fully from his injuries,” the statement said. “The family thanks the members of the media for respecting our wish for privacy at this dif¿cult time.”
Despite the weapons matching, IHIT stressed it can not yet conclusively say Mitchell was the one responsible in the shootings. “While these details certainly suggest Mitchell was the shooter in both Burnaby cases, it does not mean the investigations are concluded,” said IHIT spokesperson Sgt. Jennifer Pound in a press release. “IHIT investigators will continue to work long hours to ensure they have collected as much relevant evidence as possible. Only when all of the evidence has been collected will IHIT comment on the identity of the shooter in the double homicide. No motive has yet been established for this tragic event.” Burnaby RCMP and IHIT asked for the public’s help to ¿nd Mitchell last Wednesday while the manhunt was on. He was described as “unstable and unpredictable,” a former security guard who was armed with a high-powered hunting riÀe which he had obtained legally. He had a history of conÀicts with his former employers and co-workers. The attempted murder of his former landlord, who had evicted Mitchell from a Vancouver rental property about six months earlier, put him on IHIT’s radar in the double-murder investigation. It also prompted police to warn anyone who had had a conÀict with Mitchell in the past to take precautions for their own safety. While he was not known to police, there was at least one incident in the past six months in which Mitchell was the subject of a complaint to police but he was not charged with a crime, Burnaby RCMP said at the time.
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Last Friday, Burnaby’s Ron and Janice Braumberger planned to go for a long walk to clear their heads. June 1 marked ¿ve years since the unsolved disappearance of their son, Bryan. The family still isn’t any closer to ¿nding out what happened to him, despite a $30,000 reward for information leading to his whereabouts or to a conviction of those responsible for his disappearance. “There isn’t anything new, we’re basically in the same place we were ¿ve years ago today, which is a very hard place to be,” Ron said last Friday. Then 18, Bryan was last seen in the early morning of May 31, 2007 when he drove away from a parking lot near his friend’s house in New Westminster, saying he had to work the next morning and was headed home. He never showed up for work at Maxwell Paper in Coquitlam that morning. Ron and Janice returned from a vacation the next evening, on June 1, to ¿nd a voice message advising
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Burnaby North secondary’s Reach For the Top team de¿ed the odds this year, placing ¿rst in B.C. and third in Canada against much more experienced competition. North has Burnaby’s only team for the decades-old high school quiz competition. That’s compared to Vancouver, which has its own league and regular tournaments. The North team members compete against themselves, said their sponsor teacher and coach, Gary Suderman. Yet that in-house sparring was enough to help them win ¿rst place in the province, beating out perennial B.C. favourites, St. George’s. At the nationals, the North team defeated St. George’s again. “It was awesome,” said Grade 12 member Everest Shi, 18, on winning against the prestigious private boys school, which also attended the nationals in Toronto recently as the No. 2 team from B.C. Shi competed in Toronto along with fellow Grade 12s Chris Chiavatti, David Penco, and Eleanor Hoskins, and Grade 11s Li Xue and Grace Xiao. Hoskins was also named one of four MVPs at the tournament. North beat last year’s winner from New Brunswick, but ended up losing to the eventual winners this time around, University of Toronto Schools.
North’s success didn’t come often answering questions before overnight. The core of this year’s they’re completely read out. team has been together for about That’s one area where North’s four years. Their ¿rst nationals, increasing experience over the they ¿nished 11th and last year, years has helped level the playing they ended up in ¿fth before this ¿eld somewhat. There’s also year’s third place showing. the students’ accumulation of Preparing for the competition knowledge. can be a challenge in itself since But adding to the challenges players, who compete four at a the team had to overcome was time with opportunities to switch uncertainty due to teachers’ job off, never know what category of action. question will get thrown at them. Suderman said at one point it “Calculating math, looked like the team wouldn’t thoroughbred horse racing, be able to attend the national classical German cinema, tournament since he was unable basically anything,” said Shi. to accompany them under the They spend a lot of time BC Teachers’ Federations’ ban reading and on the Internet, on teacher involvement in extraplaying online trivia games, curricular activities. said Xue, 16. The private company that now operates Everest Shi, Burnaby North Reach For Calculating math, thoroughbred horse racing, the Top also classical German cinema, basically anything. provides practice packages of questions. But in the end, North principal At the nationals, questions they Kevin Brandt made the trip, pondered included details about allowing the team to have its best the Bible story of Joseph and showing ever. the number of career starts for Suderman couldn’t be prouder, racehorse Secretariat. noting, “Often even on strong Xue did think they were robbed teams it’s a one-person show.” on one question—what’s the Not so with North, where each ¿rst thing you do to eggs when of the six team members has making a soufÀe? A North team their own specialty, such as member answered, “‘crack the Shi with math, Penco with eggs,’ but they didn’t accept that. sports, Hoskins with arts and The right answer was you had to literature, and Chiavatti—a separate the eggs.” member of the 2009 gold-medalThere are 600 teams across winning Team Canada at the Canada with “hundreds” of National Geographic World them in Ontario alone, said Championship—with geography. Shi, who noted those teams are “I think they’re just amazing amazingly quick on the buzzer, ambassadors for Burnaby North.”
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Burnaby-raised Michael J. Fox received a Degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, from the Justice Institute of British Columbia during their convocation ceremony in New Westminster last Thursday. He was presented the honour by Mary Manning, chair of the JIBC board of governors, and Dr. Jack McGee, JIBC president.
Snakehead hunters spark concern Fishing in parks without permission subject to $2,000 Àne: parks director Wanda Chow email@example.com
A Burnaby man says all the talk of the snakehead ¿sh in a pond in Central Park is just encouraging people to ¿sh illegally there. Area resident Mike Bird said on Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27, he saw groups of people at the lower pond, near the pitchand-putt course, ¿shing with rods and nets. “When I asked them what they were ¿shing for, they said, ‘the snakehead.’” On the ¿rst day, he saw a group of men pull a carp out of the water with a net. He and other park users told them ¿shing wasn’t allowed. The men took a photo of the ¿sh, then threw it back in the pond, before moving to another spot where they’d be less visible to passersby. Bird noti¿ed staff at the pitchand-putt, and called police, and kept an eye on the group for a half hour or so before moving on. The next day, two different men were ¿shing there. Bird informed a pitch-and-putt staffer who confronted the men and they both left. He’s seen people practice their Ày-¿shing technique at the upper pond in the park “but this is the ¿rst time I’ve seen anybody ¿shing,” Bird said. “It’s almost like the snakehead ¿sh has opened a Pandora’s box.” The snakehead ¿sh, an invasive species with a large appetite and
capable of reproducing quickly, was recently discovered in the Central Park pond by someone who shot video of it on Mother’s Day and posted it on YouTube. Staff from the Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations, and the City of Burnaby used nets and an electroshock device —which stuns but doesn’t kill the ¿sh—on May 23 in an unsuccessful attempt to catch the large ¿sh, said Suntanu Dalal, communications of¿cer for the Ministry of Environment in an email. The fact they didn’t catch it “indicates that there is not a large population of this species in the pond,” Dalal said. “However, staff caught a number of non-native species of ¿sh such a gold¿sh, carp and bullheads, as well as bullfrog tadpoles and turtles. Most of the ¿sh caught were released alive and a few were kept for further analysis. “Based on these results, staff are developing a plan for follow-up surveys to take place in the next few weeks,” he said. Burnaby parks director Dave Ellenwood said ¿shing is not allowed in city parks without parks department permission and is subject to a maximum ¿ne of $2,000. The Burnaby parks commission has designated certain parks where ¿shing can occur— Burnaby Lake, Deer Lake, Barnet Marine Park and Fraser Foreshore Park—but in all those cases people are required to have a
provincial ¿shing licence. As for Central Park and the snakehead, Ellenwood said, “We would hope people would comply with the bylaws and let the ministry people do their work.” Fishing at the park poses a safety concern and can conÀict with other park users, he said. “If there are hooks Àying all over the place, it’s dangerous.” Ellenwood stressed that people who spot ¿shing activity in the park should not confront anyone but should instead contact the park patrol at 604-294-7227. “We don’t want anybody to get into a ¿ght with anybody in the park.” twitter.com/WandaChow
Mosque celebrates The BC Muslim Association’s Al-Salaam Mosque is celebrating the ¿fth anniversary of its food bank, having distributed over 200,000 pounds of food since 2007. Volunteers at the mosque on Canada Way will distribute more than 42,000 pounds of food this year alone, said the mosque in a press release. The food bank started when the mosque opened in 2007, and initially helped ¿ve needy families. Today, applications come in every week for individuals and families needing food, many of them refugees from areas such as war torn regions of Africa, Afghanistan, Iraq. The program is completely funded by donations. Including all family members who receive food, the food bank feeds over 400 people a month. Info: www.bcmaburnaby.org.
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The federal government raised the limit for duty-free goods which can be brought back into Canada from the U.S. in its recent budget. The changes took effect Friday. While many consumers are happy, this is not good news for many businesses. The much higher exemptions take effect just as the summer travel season begins — a time when many people cross the border. All levels of government need to take more responsibility for aiding and abetting cross-border shopping. Ottawa didn’t have to bring in these much higher exemptions this year. You can now bring back $800 worth of goods after a 48-hour stay. There was no pressing demand for the change. It is proof once again that Ottawa is badly out of touch with B.C. However, the provincial and local governments also play a big part in driving shoppers out of the country. The ridiculous price of gas, hovering at close to $1.45 a litre despite the fact that oil prices have fallen by 20 per cent in the past few months, is due almost solely to high taxes. TransLink charges 17 cents per litre on gas — yet its take from fuel tax is starting to fall because more and more people are going elsewhere to get gas. The Canadian Taxpayers Federation recently pointed out that fuel taxes alone take $1 billion out of the economy in Metro Vancouver alone. All of this happens as incomes stagnate. The average B.C. income in 2010 was $46,379, almost $18,000 less than the average income in Alberta. Most people have seen little in the way of a wage boost since 2010, yet governments at all levels are digging deeper in our pockets. The imposition of the HST was another assault on wallets and drove even more people south. It’s no wonder many people shop across the border. It’s one of the few ways left open to them to save money. – Black Press
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Chaos reigns in wake of HST VICTORIA – The old saying goes that if you like sausages and laws, you shouldn’t watch either one being made. The legislature’s sausage factory worked overtime to crank out a pile of legislative change before the government choked off debate and shut it down for the summer. This is after a dozen complicated bills were stuffed into the hopper in the ¿nal month. For the ¿rst time in B.C. history, debate was carried on in three separate chambers to try to get through it all. It created a chaotic scene, with politicians and reporters dashing around trying to create the impression they were on top of it all. The NDP opposition screamed bloody murder about this travesty, especially as the clock ran down last week and bills were assigned a token 30 or 45 minutes to meet the B.C. Liberal government’s arbitrary deadline. Alas, what little time was allowed for the opposition to question legislation was largely
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frittered away with the usual partisan sniping that substitutes for alternative ideas. The good news is that this mad rush wasn’t a calculated scheme to ram through unpopular, unfair measures. Quite the contrary. The B.C. Liberal government’s back is to the wall, trying to do what the public and circumstances demand and save its own skin. Here’s a partial list of the marching orders. Get rid of the harmonized sales tax and bring back a computerized version of the old, inef¿cient provincial sales tax. Unclog the court system, which has become so constipated that a Stanley Cup riot fool can’t even plead guilty in a reasonable time. And ¿nd a way to make our growing population of urban
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anarchists and assorted other deadbeats pay to ride transit. The HST exercise continues to exact its cost. The unprecedented job of creating a modern system for the archaic sales tax was the main cause of the legislative logjam, tying up government lawyers and delaying drafting of other bills. Small businesses that paid $3,000 to convert to HST get to pay another $3,000 to go back, and we had all better hope the new computer software works. Speaking of computers, one of the laws passed amid the shouting is one that establishes an online system for disputing traf¿c tickets. Police will print out tickets from their cars instead of hand-writing them, and drivers will have an alternative way to argue about whether they really ran that red light. Fighting a ticket in court now takes seven to 18 months, tying up judges, court registry staff and police. An administrative system won’t keep them all out of court, but the government hopes to reduce
the average resolution time to 90 days and save $8 million a year or more. A similar administrative system is being established for small civil claims and strata property disputes. Some legislation is to ¿x earlier screw-ups. A judge tossed out B.C.’s most heavy-handed administrative penalties for failing a roadside blood alcohol test, so the government brought in a new version that allows for another administrative appeal. The mistake of making transit operate on a poorly policed “honour system” goes back to Social Credit days. There is ¿nally a system to enforce collection of ¿nes, on those rare occasions when someone is ticketed for taking a free ride. Even with the last-minute rush, four bills couldn’t be rammed through. Since the legislature will almost certainly have to be recalled to impose a contract on teachers this fall, the government would do well to provide a couple of weeks for orderly debate at that time.
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Who is overpaid at Burnaby City Hall? Re: Burnaby tax increase unacceptable (Letters, NewsLeader, May 30) It appears Garth Evans has ¿nally sold his soul to the far right conservatives. He’s certainly using their talking points in his last attack on the Burnaby City Council. It must be dif¿cult to watch Burnaby chart a different course than the mass austerity Mr. Evans would have the city impose upon itself. We’ve seen what happens when public entities start slashing wages and expenses in order to downsize and prevent tax increases. It means reduced services both in the present and in the future from lack of capacity. The facts wouldn’t appear to oppose the concept of the fair wage, or the living wage if you prefer to call it as such. As someone who peruses the career options at the City of Burnaby website, perhaps Mr. Evans can point out which jobs he thinks are overpaid, and how exactly they’re overpaid compared to their private-sector counterparts. Considering the job requirements, I ¿nd it dif¿cult to believe city employees are the bureaucrats sucking away taxpayer dollars that Mr. Evans and the right-wing thinks they are. City hall had a dif¿cult choice to make, and unlike many governments around the world, Burnaby chose to preserve the services its citizens rely on, even if that meant we had to pay a little more to ensure the standard of living we all deserve. We don’t all have the luxury of spending without paying for things, as Mr. Evans should know full well from his time on council. Trevor Ritchie, Burnaby
ICBC’S BENEFITS NOT TO REPLACE WAGE Re: Could you live on 25% of your salary? (Letters, NewsLeader, June 1) Thank you for the opportunity to respond to your reader’s concerns about his wage loss accident bene¿ts. Firstly, it is important to know that regardless of who is at fault for a crash, ICBC’s Accident Bene¿ts provides partial wage loss bene¿ts. Unlike WorkSafe BC bene¿ts, ICBC bene¿ts are not meant to entirely replace a person’s wages but are there to help ease the ¿nancial burden for those who do not have access to other bene¿ts. ICBC’s wage loss bene¿ts cover up to $300 a week and are supplementary to all other bene¿ts, including Employment Insurance
and additional disability coverage. ICBC also provides up to $150,000 in no-fault medical and rehabilitation bene¿ts, which is among the highest in Canada and three times the amount offered in some provinces, such as Alberta. Kellee Irwin Vice-President Personal Insurance ICBC
WHAT WOULD MR. EVANS SUGGEST? Re: Burnaby tax increase unacceptable (Letters, NewsLeader, May 30) Former city councillor Garth Evans frequently chastises our mayor and council. Just as in his latest letter, Mr. Evans generalizes and is never speci¿c about what he would suggest. For instance, Mr. Evans is against the fair wage policy of the City of Burnaby. Would Mr. Evans suggest a minimum wage policy for city workers? He further suggests that Burnaby should contract or outsource its sevices and not employ so many people. Would Mr. Evans have liked to live in Burnaby in the 1950s? A homeowner then paid about forty to ¿fty dollars per thousand dollar assessed value. He would not have had sewer, paved roads or garbage pickup. Today the tax is about four dollars per thousand dollars of assessed value, with roads paved, garbage pickup, sewers and constant, clean, water pressure. It would seem to me that Mr. Evans is a great fan of the charitable organization called the Fraser Institute. Tony Fabian, Burnaby
STILL A LONG WAY FROM ‘SEAMLESS’ CARE This past week I watched the local broadcast for the Burnaby city council meeting. Councillors and the mayor were discussing the progress and process needed to further the proposal for alterations, including zoning changes, to convert the 401 Motor Inn into a housing complex for the homeless. In the newspaper I saw a letter criticizing Mayor Derek Corrigan for not making any progress, nor active policies, for the sad shortage of accommodations in Burnaby for the homeless as compared to other cities. In council chambers the numerous obstacles for the 401 conversions were cited in a voluminous report prepared by city staff. One of the main obstacles was the need to ensure that once
established with “sustainable funding” that only Burnaby residents would be eligible. What an incredible bureaucratic obfuscation, I thought, one surely to fail as the funding was contingent on getting provincial and federal agencies on side! My work in the health ¿eld includes dealing with marginalized individuals such as those with mental disorders and substance issues. I have witnessed such patients caught in jurisdictional limbo when trying to get better care as the various agencies shufÀe responsibilities due to a person’s home address. One sad, frustrating case involved a person needing counselling, who worked in the local hospital but who lived in Vancouver. It would have made so much sense if she got the counselling close to her work, thus encouraging her health and wellbeing. But her home address was the clincher, and it was left up to us to arrange supportive counselling in Vancouver. We never made it to those resources through the most turbulent stages of her illness, because the wait list in Vancouver was so lengthy, and the hoops we needed to get the application was dragged out. Health issues are not limited by addresses, and people really do move around a lot, especially with the increasing cost of housing and of living. This is the NIMBY way of thinking. Health care and social planning is often hamstrung by jurisdictional blinders. In the aforementioned council meeting did anybody question the fact that the homeless really have no real address to be shut out in this way? The areas of health (mental, social, addiction and homelessness, etc) need to be tackled in a broader way to have meaningful impact. All levels of government need to be more proactive, and more mutually cooperative to give any hope for true progress. These problem areas of health are all interconnected, and we have a long way to go to the “seamless” care we all dream about to arrive, because nobody has the broader picture in mind, nor the political will to ¿nd better solutions. John de Couto, Burnaby
EATING HEALTHY CAN BE PRICEY Re: Waistline or bottom line - take your pick (Column, June 1) I appreciated Nick Greenizan’s comments on the relationship between the cost of food and health.
This relationship was brought home to me this past year after my husband was suddenly downsized from his job of 25 years. With four teenaged sons, our grocery bill often reached upwards of $1,700 a month. Facing a drastically reduced income, I sought ways to cut this budget. It quickly became clear that I could save money by buying less healthy items. One overlooked reason for this is that fresh food is more ¿nancially risky. I am a dedicated Jamie Oliver recipe follower and so prided myself on buying lots of fresh foods. What can often happen, however, is that life interferes and planned meals can be thrown off by the ever-changing schedules of teenagers. More often than I like to admit, I would have to throw out rotten veggies or fruit. This cost money. The advantage of the less healthy, and often frozen food, is that you can take out what you need, cook it on demand and throw it back in the freezer for later. No fuss and no waste. When every penny counts, there can be no waste and no risk. Another issue not raised in Greenizan’s article are food allergies and intolerances. One of my sons cannot have dairy. Dairy alternatives are not cheap: soy and almond milk and coconut-based ice cream are wonderful, but costly. Alternative diets for lifestyle or political reasons are also not as possible with less money. I desire to be vegan, but have had to accept that I can no longer afford the bread and meat alternatives that would keep me healthiest. So, what is a frugal family cook to do? At this point I am not willing to sacri¿ce my sons’ health for the extra dollars, but I can easily understand how families get to the point where they do. In addition to cutting costs in other areas, such as using our clothesline, we have also made some changes to how and where we get our food. We are planting a vegetable garden and have herb plants on our window sills. Also, I am more careful about using the fresh food we buy. I try to make recipes right away and insist on leftovers for lunches. We have gone back to some of the ways my parents and grandparents would have shopped and eaten. I buy cheaper cuts of meat, less red meat, shop sales and buy whole chickens and turkeys which can be utilized over days and in a variety of ways. I also bought a used deep fryer so that even if we are eating fries they are from fresh potatoes and healthier oils. Looking at the larger issue, I
would love to see governmentsponsored programs in schools where healthy fresh meals were offered to students so that all children were given an equally nutritious diet that would not be as inÀuenced by our volatile economy. A pipe dream, I know, but ultimately what is more important than the health and well being of our future? Jennifer Thuncher Burnaby
TWO VIEWS OF PESTICIDE BAN Re: Premier bitten by pest problem (B.C. Views, May 23). The editorial on cosmetic pesticides written by Tom Fletcher skates around the body of medical and scienti¿c evidence linking these toxins to such illnesses as childhood leukemia and Parkinson’s disease. In his words, the “right thing to do” is to do nothing about cosmetic pesticides. I imagine if he were living in the ’60s, he would be arguing that the Vietnam War was the right thing to do, or in the ’70s that concern over the nuclear arms race was merely “political.” The problem with cosmetic pesticides, like DDT or cigarettes, is that there is no smoking gun. It is going to take time to convince some people that pouring poison on their lawn could harm their children. In the case of Mr. Fletcher, I think it will take a lifetime. I pity his children. Jim McMurtry Surrey ***** I enjoyed Tom Fletcher’s column on the hysterical reactions to any chemical use. With regard to Roundup, this compound is a very speci¿c inhibitor of an enzyme unique to photosynthesis. Therefore it affects only photosynthesizing organisms, typically green plants. It has even gone through phase one clinical trials (which test safety for humans) because there was some idea that it might help with arthritis. No such luck. In other words, you could drink the stuff with no ill effect. When Oak Bay council proposed banning all “pesticides” including Roundup, I wrote them pointing out these facts. To no avail; they just went along with the herd, and copied the type of ban that Saanich has. Well, keep up the good work of speaking truth to ignorance. It might eventually help. Neil Madsen Emeritus Professor of Biochemistry University of Alberta
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Anyone who’s wondered which B.C. intersections are the most dangerous to drive, cycle or walk twitter.com/@jeffnagel through can now check online for a new tool. ICBC has unveiled interactive maps that display its crash data going back up to ¿ve years for every local city. Many of the worst sites in the Lower Mainland TAKE NOTICE THAT the City Council proposes to adopt Bylaw No. 13101 are at on- and off-ramps along Highway 1, cited as “Burnaby Highway Closure Bylaw No. 4, 2012” pursuant to Section although other severely 40 of the Community Charter. The purpose of the proposed bylaw is to crash-prone spots include close and remove the dedication of certain portions of highway – closure intersections on King and consolidation of a portion of 16th Avenue road allowance adjacent George Highway in 7132 – 7138 16th Avenue (all that portion of road in Block 33, District Lot Surrey and along heavily 53, Group 1, New Westminster District, dedicated by Plan 44529 containing traveled north-south 147.1m²) shown outlined on Reference Plan prepared by Gregory Marston, corridors in Vancouver. B.C.L.S. A city menu lets users choose the community It is proposed to place this bylaw before City Council for consideration of they want to view and the Final Adoption at the regular Council Meeting scheduled for 2012 July 16. map with crash sites is then displayed, along with The proposed Bylaw and Plan may be inspected at the ofﬁce of the City a list of intersections with Clerk, 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, British Columbia, on Mondays, Tuesdays, the highest crash counts. Wednesdays and Fridays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. and Thursdays Users can view the between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. mapped crash data from any one of the past ¿ve Anyone who considers themselves affected by the proposed bylaw is years, or all the years provided an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions combined. respecting the bylaw to Burnaby City Council by submitting a letter They can also choose to addressed to: Mayor and Council, 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, B.C. V5G see just casualty crashes, 1M2. All submissions must be received by the City Clerk no later than not ones that only caused Noon, Wednesday, 2012 July 11. property damage. Separate maps prepared Anne Skipsey by ICBC show data on ACTING CITY CLERK crashes involving cyclists Burnaby City Hall or pedestrians. “You can really break 4949 Canada Way it down to the area you Burnaby, BC V5G 1M2 live in,” ICBC spokesman Adam Grossman said. “So hopefully a lot of
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TAKE NOTICE THAT the City Council proposes to adopt Bylaw No. 13103 cited as “Burnaby Highway Closure Bylaw No. 6, 2012” pursuant to Section 40 of the Community Charter. The purpose of the proposed bylaw is to close and remove the dedication of certain portions of highway – closure and consolidation of a portion of McKay Avenue road allowance adjacent to 4600 Kingsway (all those portions of road in Block 15, District Lot 153, Group 1, New Westminster District: dedicated as road by Plan 74452 containing 13.3m², and dedicated as road by Plan 73454 containing 553.0m²) shown outlined and described as Parcel A and Parcel B on Reference Plan prepared by Scott A. Maguire, B.C.L.S. It is proposed to place this bylaw before City Council for consideration of Final Adoption at the regular Council Meeting scheduled for 2012 July 16. The proposed Bylaw and Plan may be inspected at the ofﬁce of the City Clerk, 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, British Columbia, on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 8:00 a.m. and 4:45 p.m. and Thursdays between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. Anyone who considers themselves affected by the proposed bylaw is provided an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions respecting the bylaw to Burnaby City Council by submitting a letter addressed to: Mayor and Council, 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, B.C. V5G 1M2. All submissions must be received by the City Clerk no later than Noon, Wednesday, 2012 July 11. Anne Skipsey ACTING CITY CLERK Burnaby City Hall 4949 Canada Way Burnaby, BC V5G 1M2
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you. She is lashing out and you are the recipient of her rage, simulated or otherwise. Don’t take it personally: you were just doing your job. (I am assuming you followed company policies regarding termination through proper notice and compensation based on time served.) What can you do now? Frankly, I’d recommend you simply let the matter subside, which it will You have every right to be upset and unfortunately in a matter of days. She will be job-hunting and in our multicultural society, there are increasingly increasingly focused on the practical side of being more opportunities for this kind of specious claim unemployed. which is obviously designed to embarrass you and In addition, if she suf¿ciently distressed, she your employer. may be consulting with a lawyer. This would It is rather sad and ironic that with be unfortunate and potentially the growth in tolerance in our society unsettling for you and the company. – with people from a wide variety of Speaking with her, even informally, backgrounds achieving success – that could be used by her lawyer to this person would employ such a indicate that you are tampering with strategy to undermine respect for the Simon Gibson any legal process. company. Some employees may be Nonetheless, there are a couple of approaching you regarding her points you may wish to consider. First, while it is termination. Protect the con¿dentiality of the matter unlikely – based on what you have written - it is but respond ¿rmly should you be asked to address possible she feels she was terminated for reasons her allegations of discrimination. other than competence: that a person of another race Allowing the issue to settle down is your best would have been treated more favorably. option at this time. She is hurt and angry and no On the other hand, she is no doubt embarrassed longer with the company in any event. She may sue and ashamed by what has happened so it is more the company but this is doubtful. Focus on your probable she is making race the main issue which responsibilities and attempt to put the matter out of de-emphasizes her incompetence - and the reason your mind. for her termination. Simon Gibson is an experienced university professor, The fact she is willing to “broadcast” her marketing executive and corporate writer. He has a discontent to many people suggests she is angry. PhD in education from Simon Fraser University and a Now unemployed, she will need to secure a new degree in journalism from Carleton University. Submit position as soon as possible, however her claims you your con¿ dential questions relating to work and of¿ce and your employer are discriminatory will make it life to simon@of¿cepolitics101.com. dif¿cult to give her a positive reference. Her behavior is obviously very disappointing for
Man faces drunk driving charges, wife and child in car A man faces charges of impaired driving after Burnaby RCMP stopped a vehicle early May 27 which was weaving all over the road. The man’s wife and three-yearold child were passengers in the vehicle, and the child was not in a proper child restraint. On May 27 at about 2 a.m., a concerned citizen called 911 to report seeing the vehicle driving erratically, at one point veering into the oncoming lane and almost causing a head-on collision, say Burnaby RCMP. An of¿cer quickly located and stopped the vehicle, which by that point was driving excessively slowly westbound on Canada Way. As the suspect got out of the vehicle, he left the transmission
in “drive,” forcing the of¿cer to jump into the vehicle and place it into “park.” The of¿cer determined the man was impaired by alcohol and immediately arrested him. The middle-aged driver has been issued a promise to appear in court, to face the proposed charges of impaired driving, dangerous driving and criminal negligence. Burnaby RCMP credited the person who reported the incident with helping prevent a tragic accident. “This was a perfect example of someone doing the right thing and taking the time to get involved,” said Corp. Jason Bayer of the Burnaby RCMP’s traf¿c section. “If they hadn’t, the consequences could have been disastrous.”
Local musician to perform Burnaby musician Garrett Stevens will be performing at National Aboriginal Day at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre on June 21. The morning will start with a pancake breakfast at the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship centre (1607 E. Hastings St.) at 9 a.m. Stevens will be singing with his acoustic guitar at 9:45 a.m. during the pancake breakfast. After the breakfast, a friendship walk will bring the event to Trout Lake at 11 a.m. where the festivities continue. email@example.com
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EVENTS Dal Richards and the Dal Richards Orchestra: The legendary local bandleader returns to play New Westminster for the first time in more than 10 years. Show to raise awareness and funds for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Canada. When: Friday, June 8, doors 7 p.m., show 7:30 p.m. Where: The Columbia, 530 Columbia St., New Westminster. Tickets: $20, available at www.thecolumbia. ca or 604-522-4500. Kucki Low: The Inspirational Life of South Africa’s First Female Airline Pilot: Join Low for a talk about her memoir, titled This is Kucki Your Pilot Speaking, which recounts her challenges, triumphs and joys of being a twentieth-century aviation pioneer. Overcoming personal tragedy and limited schooling, Low earned her private pilot’s license in early 1969 at the age of 23, the first woman to do so in Namibia and went on to become the first female commercial airline pilot in South Africa. Free but space limited, registration required. When: Thursday, June 7, 7-8 p.m. Where: McGill library branch, 4595 Albert St., Burnaby. Register: bpl.bc.ca/events/ or 604-299-8955.
Green Ideas Network: Presents a community dialogue and film screening of Tapped, a documentary which examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil. In partnership with the City of Burnaby’s Environment Week activities. Free, space limited, pre-reg istration required. When: Friday, June 8, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Where: Program Room, Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch Library, 6100 Willingdon Ave., Burnaby. Register: 604-436-5400 or www.bpl.bc.ca/events. Info: www.greenideasnetwork.org.
Strides For Change 5K Walk / Run: MADD Metro Vancouver Chapter invites the community to walk together to save lives and honor those who have been killed or injured by impaired driving. Highlights of the event include a special candlelight vigil, a victim tribute/survivor area, as well as raffle prizes, entertainment, food and refreshments. When: Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m. Where: Central Park, Burnaby (off Kingsway by the overpass). Info: stridesforchangevancouver. eventbrite.com/ or www.madd. ca/vancouver.
Plant sale: Hosted by Burnaby Cactus & Succulent Society. When: Saturday, June 9, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Royal Square Mall, 8th and McBride Blvd., New Westminster. Info: Pat, 604-9217042.
family event featuring Russian performers, music, food, fashion show and art. When: Sunday, June 10, 12-10 p.m. Where: Serbian Cultural Centre, 7837 Canada Way, Burnaby.
Gutsy Walk: A fundraising event for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada to fund medical research. When: Sunday, June 10. Where: Confederation Park, Burnaby. Info: http://www. gutsywalk.ca/EN/index.html
B u r n a by Po t t e r s ’ G u i l d : Spring show and sale. Light refreshments will be served. Free. When: Saturday and Sunday, June 9 and 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: Capitol Hill Community Hall, 361 S. Howard St. (at Hastings), North Burnaby. Info: 778-928-4324 or rebecca. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Protein for People Project: Organized labour’s “Protein for People Project” invites all to attend a free community barbecue, with kids fun zone and information and resources to help families facing challenges in today’s economy. When: Saturday, June 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Where: Edmonds Community School, 7651 18th Ave., Burnaby. Info: Joanna Evenson, 604-8683610 or www.proteinproject.ca.
Sapperton Day Street Festival: Community event by the Sapperton Business Association including live entertainment, bouncy castles, games, circus trapeze, climbing wall, vendors and more. All proceeds to the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation. When: Sunday, June 10, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Where: 400-block E. Columbia, between Braid and Sherbrooke streets, New Westminster. Info: www. shopsapperton.com. Annual Country Fair: Hosted by the Ladies Auxiliary to Dania Home. Hot dogs, Danish pastry, home baking, tombola, plants, music and folk dancing. Free admission. When: Sunday, June 10, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: on the grounds of Dania Home, 4279 Norland Ave., Burnaby (in case of rain, will move to auditorium of Carl Mortensen Manor, 4035 Norland Ave.).
The bell choir at Gordon Presbyterian Church in Burnaby is looking for bell ringers to join its “Joybell Choir.” Practices are on Saturdays, 9 to 11 a.m. The church’s singing choir is also seeking two tenors for its Sunday morning choir. Practice is on Thursdays, 7:30 to 9 p.m. All on a volunteer basis. Info: Alma Tomei, 604-874-6616 or email@example.com.
Small Change Big Hearts: Fundraising lunch and lottery for the outreach program at St. Barnabas. Bring your piggy banks and give your pennies to
an outreach program. There’ll be a lottery for a variety of gift baskets. When: Sunday, June 10, noon. Where: St. Barnabas Parish Hall, 1010 5th Ave., New Westminster. Tickets: adults $10, children $5. Info: 604-5266646.
Alzheimer Society of B.C.: Family Caregiver Series. When: Saturdays, June 16 and 23, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Where: Century House’s Oak Room, 620 8th St., New Westminster. Registration required: Dorothy Leclair, 604-298-0780 or dleclair@ alzheimerbc.org.
West Coast Dollhouse & Miniature Show & Sale: Annual event by the Miniature Club of B.C. to promote the hobby of scale miniatures (dollhouses, roomboxes, vignettes etc). Discover the world of miniatures. There will be displays, vendors, raffle (proceeds to Covenant House) and hourly door prizes. Plenty of free parking, no strollers please. When: Sunday, June 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Where: Gizeh Hall, 3550 Wayburne Dr., Burnaby. Cost: Adults $6, Children 12 & under $2, Family $14. Info: westcoastdollhouseandminiature-show.webs.com or 604-465-8279.
Gospel Concert: Free gospel concert featuring the Westminster Church Choir, in a fundraiser for humanitarian agency Adra Canada. All ages and denominations welcome. A freewill offering will be taken. When: Saturday, June 16, 7:15 p.m. Where: Westminster SDA Church, 7925 10th Ave., Burnaby (entrance on 11th Ave., off 6th St.). Info: 604-524-6969.
ESL Program: Let’s Talk and Walk to the Park: Go for a nice walk and practice your English conversation skills. A librarian will lead an easy 30 minute walk and the group will return to the Metrotown library for a 30 minute discussion. Get fit and meet new friends. Free dropin program. When: Monday, June 11, 2-3 p.m. rain or shine. Where: Meet in lobby of Bob Prittie Metrotown Branch library, 6100 Willingdon Ave., Burnaby. Info: 604-436-5400. Breakfast with John Cummins: The leader of the BC Conservatives speaks to the Burnaby business community on everything from talk of a merger with the governing BC Liberals to how he managed to take his party from the fringe to a legitimate 3rd party in just one year. When: Wednesday, June 13, 7:30 to 9 a.m. Where: Hilton Vancouver Metrotown, 6083 McKay Ave., Burnaby. Cost: BBOT Members $35, non-members $50. Register: 604-412-0100. Suncrest Elementary Carnival: There will be lots of great games with fantastic prizes, a cake walk, and a concession with pizza, donuts, drinks and candy. Everyone welcome. When: Thursday, June 14, 3-7 p.m. Where: Suncrest Elementary, 3883 Rumble St., Burnaby. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town: Celebrate the centennial of Stephen Leacock’s humourous Canadian classic, Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town. Burnaby Public Library librarians will read selected stories as a benefit for the Burnaby Camping Bureau. Light refreshments will be served. Recommended for ages 10 and up. When: Thursday, June 14, 7-9 p.m. Where: McGill Branch, Burnaby Public Library, 4595 Albert St., Burnaby. Admission: By donation of any amount at the door (suggested donation of $10). Info: 604-299-8955.
Bridging the Rainbow to Let Your Colours Reign: Cabaret show fundraiser for the Royal City Pride Society and the Surrey Pride Society. Stars Mz Adrien,Taylor Mayd, Celestial Season, Jull Richards, Kiki Lawhore, Ilene Dover, Mona Lee, and Mimi Michel, Cecilia Bravo, Robyn Daye Edwards and more. Silent auction and door prize. When: Saturday, June 16, doors 7 p.m., show 8 p.m. Where: The Columbia Theatre, 530 Columbia Street, New Westminster. Tickets: $20 at the Columbia Theatre, Coming Home Cafe (753 6th St., New Westminster), Red Brick (50 6th St., New Westminster), Royal City Pride Society (604-544-5127).
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Streetwise Cycling Course: The course teaches safe bicycling skills through classroom and on-road training. When: Saturday, June 16 from 12 to 4:30 p.m. Where: Centennial Community Centre, 65 East Sixth Ave., New Westminster. R e g i s t e r : h t t p : / / b i k e h u b. c a / streetwise. Burnaby North Class of 1972—40 Year Reunion: Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. Info, tickets and registration: www.classreport.org/can/bc/buraby/ bns/1972.
Burnaby North Senior Secondary reunion: The 50-year reunion for the Class of 1962 is being planned for Sept. 22, 2012. Info: burnabynorth. firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Winslow Boy: Vagabond Players presents Terence Rattigan’s play depicting a riveting battle against the establishment. When a man learns his son is expelled for stealing, he risks everything to pursue justice, first through the courts and then to Parliament. When: May 31 to June 23, 8 p.m. Thursday to Saturday, 2 p.m. Sundays. Where: Bernie Legge Theatre, Queen’s Park (behind the Arenex), New Westminster. Tickets: $15 general, seniors/students $13. Reservations: 604-521-0412 or email@example.com. Info: www.vagabondplayers.ca.
My name is Alex. I have been delivering the NewsLeader for 4 years and prior to that my sisters had the route. Our family has been delivering the NewLeader in New Westminster for almost 10 years. I enjoy doing my route as it gives me spending money to buy lunches at school and cool Canucks stuff. I love the Vancouver Canucks and enjoy watching WWE, playing games on the computer and hanging out with my friends. In the near future, I will be graduating and I hope to work in a sports store selling Canucks things. Go Canucks Go!
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I started delivering my newspaper route to save money for a guitar. I enjoy my route because it allows me to get outdoors for fresh air and exercise. My hobbies include playing box lacrosse, playing guitar and riding my bike around the neighbourhood.
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YMCA offers summer school age camps (ages 5-12) all summer long. The camps promote social, emotional and mental development through
Hockey & Sports CAMPS HOCKEY CAMPS • High Performance Hockey Skills • Powerskating & Hockey Skills • Skating, Shooting & Scoring (half day) • Elite Conditioning & Hockey Skills
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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 604294-9622. For more details and a full listings of the camps offered, visit http:// www.vanymca.org/camps/ daycamps.html. BURNABY CAMPING BUREAU
The Burnaby Camping Bureau provides subsidies so Burnaby children with low income can have the opportunity to attend the summer camp of their choice. Along with our maximum subsidy of $175 there are partnerships with camps that match the bureau’s dollars, allowing children the opportunity to attend a camp their families otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford. 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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summer C MPS Dance, art and other creative ideas DANCE/MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP
Summer 2012 Musical Theatre/Dance Camps Ages 6+ The Dance Matrix based in New Westminster will be running two dance camps this summer: “Mamma Mia” – July 16–27 and “Michael Jackson Theme” – Aug. 13 – 24. Both camps run M-F, 9 am – 4pm and are for children six and up, 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. A non-refundable $100 deposit is required to hold a spot. Contact 778-3970934 or visit www.thedancematrix.webs.com. ART CAMP
Registration for Place des Arts’ popular Summer Fun! Art Camps began April 29. Summer Fun! runs for six weeks and is full of stimulating classes in the visual, performing and literary arts for children and youth 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-August 10 | Ages 5-7, 8-12, 12-14. Contact: 604-664-1636 or visit www.placedesarts. ca/camps-¿eld-trips/summer-arts-camp.aspx SFU CAMPS
SFU offers a variety of camps from science and Glee to golf and moviemaking. Call 778-782-4965 or visit sfu.ca/camps to see the full listing. COOL & CREATIVE SUMMER CAMPS
Urban Academy in New Westminster offers a wide selection of summertime learning and fun to children ages 5-17. From art to science, dance and robotics, there is something for everyone! For registration call 604-524-2211 and visit the website for full details: urbanacademy.ca/coolcreative-summer-camps.
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LIGHTING THE TORCH From top: As volunteers and members of the organizing committee look on, Burnaby Mayor Derek Corrigan and Les Robson light the torch to ofÀcially begin the countdown to the BC Seniors Games, Thursday at Brentwood Town Centre; Dancers young and old from the Josie Debaat Polynesian Dancers provide entertainment; Stephanie Standerwick sings at the conclusion of the ceremony. Members of the BC Seniors Games’ organizing committee await the torch. The games will be held Aug. 21-25.
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Wednesday, June 6, 2012 NewsLeader A17 Serving up meals at the Sikh Temple of Khalsa Diwan Society in Queensborough is just one of the many volunteer duties Kehar Singh Aujla Ă€lls his day with. MARIO BARTEL/NEWSLEADER
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One of Canadaâ€™s â€˜top 25â€™ immigrants Burnabyâ€™s citizen of the year is now also one of Canadaâ€™s top 25 immigrants. Kehar Singh Aujlaâ€™s latest honour comes from an online contest by Canadian Immigrant magazine. Other winners in the fourth annual poll include Olympic wrestler Daniel Igali, hip-hop artist Kâ€™naan, architect Bing Thom, actress Tonya-Lee Williams and federal MP Olivia Chow. Aujla, 78, came from India in 1996, volunteers with nine organizations,
including the Khalsa Diwan Society in New Westminster, Volunteer Grandparents, Senior Outreach Services Society, Burnaby Hospital and Burnaby Village Museum. He was one of 550 nominated for the award, who were then whittled down to 75 Âżnalists by a panel of past winners. More than 28,000 votes were cast to determine the winners. Each winner gets a certiÂżcate and a $500 donation to a registered Canadian charity of their choice.
The Burnaby Blues and Roots Festivalâ€™s lineup for 2012 features the Indigo Girls, Jimmie Vaughan and the Tilt-A-Whirl Band featuring Ann Barton, Amadou & Miriam, Meshell Ndegeocello, Kelly Joe Phelps, The Deep Dark Woods, The Washboard Union, No Sinner and more. The ages show takes place at Deer Lake Park, Burnaby, on Saturday, Aug. 11, gates 12:30 p.m., show 2 p.m. Tickets are available at www. burnabybluesfestival.com or at 604-205-3000. Info: www.burnabybluesfestival.com.
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D TEbook ARTS & CULTURE YO-IN Reverberation: Nikkei National Museum presents a new thought-provoking contemporary art exhibition reflecting on the Japanese Canadian internment and its legacy. When: Until Aug. 25. Where: Nikkei Place, 6688 Southoaks Crescent, Burnaby. Info: 604-777-7000 or www. nikkeiplace.org. The Winnipeg Alphabestiary: Exhibition of a set of twenty-six works originally conceived on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Winnipeg-based art publication Border Crossings. When: Until July 20. Where: Simon Fraser University G a l l e ry, A c a d e m i c Quadrangle 3004, SFU Burnaby Campus. Info: 778-782-4266 or sfu.ca/ gallery.
The Heritage Life Drawing Society is at a new location, 50 Lorne St., just below Douglas College in N ew We s t m i n s t e r. The society offers artists of all levels and backgrounds the opportunity to practice the art of life drawing with a professional model. Bring own supplies, including easels. When: Every Sunday, 6 to 9 p.m. Cost: $11 members, $14 non-members; Info: herirtagelifedrawing. com or Gillian 604-5240638. Richard Major Art G ro u p : This noninstructional group has openings for new members, from beginners to advanced. For artists interested in oils, acrylics, watercolours, ink pens, pencils and pencil crayons. When: Meets Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: Shadbolt Centre for
the Arts, Burnaby. Info: Eileen, 604-515-0371 or Sheila, 604-436-7709. Burnaby Artist Guild: We l c o m e s new members interested in painting, beginners or established painters. When: Meetings held each Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Where: Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Info: Judy Smith, 604-682-6720.
ONGOING Central Park Horseshoe Club: Come learn how to throw horseshoes from BC Champions. When: Members are on site daily at 1 p.m. ( e x c e p t S u n d ay s ) . Wednesday Fun Nights will commence every Wednesday at 6 p.m., weather permitting. Where: Clubhouse located in Central Park east of swimming pool. Social Dancing: Enjoy
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Paper Tole: Come out and learn the art of creating three dimensional pictures by cutting, shaping and gluing paper. The group welcomes new members. When: Mondays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Where: Confederation Seniors Centre, 4585 Albert St., Burnaby. Info: 604-2974816. 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: Charles Rummel Centre, 3630 Lozells, Burnaby Info: 604-4369475.
Burnaby Historical Society: Guests s p e a k e r s . Vi s i t o r s welcome. When: Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 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.
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HOMINUM is an informal discussion and support group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single. When: Meets every Monday evening in locations around the Metro-Vancouver Area. Info: Don, 604-329-9760 or Bernie, 604-6888639. Spoken Wo r d Toastmasters Club: Develop public speaking and leadership skills
through practical experience in a mutually supportive positive learning environment. All are welcome to this interdenominational Christian Toastmasters Club. When: Thursdays, 7 to 8:45 p.m. Where: 7175 Royal Oak Avenue (near SkyTrain) and Tommy Douglas Library (on alternate weeks). Info: Sue, 604-2986693. 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. When: Every Tuesday, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Where: Charles Rummel Centre, 3630 Lozells, Burnaby. Cost: $4 drop-in, first night free. Info: 604-4369475.
The BurnabyN ew We s t m i n s t e r Newcomers and Friends Club welcomes women who are new to the area as well as longtime residents. Meet women of all ages and cultures to make new friends. When: Meets the second Wednesday of each month. Info: Lenore, 604-294-6913. Burnaby Historical Society meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at Burnaby Village M u s e u m . Vi s i t o r s and new members are always welcome.
Where: 6501 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby.
Council of Senior Citizens Organizations: COSCO is an advocacy group devoted to improving the quality of life for all seniors. Seniors organizations wishing to affiliate, or individuals wishing to become members, please contact Ernie Bayer at 604-576-9734. Info: www.coscobc.ca.
Rotary Club of Burnaby Deer Lake: Come to the Thursday breakfast meetings. When: 7:15 a.m. Where: Eagle Creek Restaurant, at Burnaby Mountain Golf Course, 7600 Halifax St. Info: www. rotaryburnabydeerlake. org, Janice, 604-4200038.
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B u r n a by S c o t t i s h Country Dance Club meets Mondays, 7:3010 p.m. at the Edmonds Community Centre, 7282 Kingsway. New members welcome, neither experience nor partners required. Info: Susan at 604-451-1161, or Rosemary at 604298-6552.
B u r n a by To a s t e r s Toastmasters Club meets Wednesdays 12-1 p.m. at Burnaby city hall, Clerk’s Conference Room. Visitors we l c o m e. P ra c t i c e communication and leadership skills. Info: Anne Waller at 604294-7497 or visit www. burnabytoasters.org.
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Hats off on Hastings The Hats Off Day parade and street party are an annual thank you from Burnaby Heightsâ€™ merchants to their loyal customers. Clockwise from top left: Jim Smith and Gerry Lintaman turn the chicken at the Legion barbecue pit; The business of hair cuts carries on at Top Barbers even as the Hats Off Day parade passes by; Andrew Seary gets into the spirit of Saturdayâ€™s Hats Off Day; Portuguese dancers in the parade; Susan Bell, Ashton Price, 10, and Laccie the dog take shelter during a brief shower early in the festivities; First Nations get representation in the parade along Hastings Street; Dave Stafford channels his inner eagle for the Wildlife Rescue Association; The Burnaby North marching band debuts their new uniforms at the parade.
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 NewsLeader A23
Metro’s senior ranks grow, but region still young for B.C. Black Press
Seniors aged 65 and older now make up 13.5 per cent of Metro Vancouver’s population, according to new statistics from the 2011 census. That’s up from 12.2 per cent ¿ve years earlier and reÀects the steady greying of the population as Baby Boomers begin to enter their golden years. The proportion of Metro seniors is projected to climb further to 17 per cent by 2021 and 21 per cent by 2031, driving major changes in demand for health care, housing and transit. In contrast, the proportion of children and teenagers in Metro Vancouver slipped from 24 per cent to 21.6 per cent from 2006 to 2011, according to the new data. That was despite what Urban Futures demographer Ryan Berlin called a mini baby boom around 2007 to 2009, when the economy was still going strong. Surrey, Langley Township, Maple Ridge and Port Moody are the youngest cities in the region, with at least a quarter of their population aged 19 or under. “A big driver is the availability of land and the type of housing being built,” Berlin said of the more suburban cities. “It’s conducive to younger couples and younger
Two search warrants net five arrests Five people were arrested after two search warrants were executed simultaneously around Royal Oak Avenue and Imperial Street, say Burnaby RCMP. The operation was conducted May 25. In addition to the people arrested, police found stolen property including credit cards, sporting equipment, electronics, and a replica riÁe, along with marijuana in the two homes. Following the search, both houses were inspected by the Burnaby Fire Department and condemned as uninhabitable. The occupants were ordered to vacate the properties, which were both already slated for demolition. Before the police action, Burnaby RCMP had received numerous complaints about criminal activity at the houses.
singles who are then having kids.” Seniors are most prevalent in White Rock (29.4 per cent), West Vancouver (25.5 per cent), South Delta and pockets of Vancouver such as Shaughnessey and Dunbar. Another factor is a trend of some young people to move out of Vancouver to the suburbs for school, work or more affordable housing, he added. Berlin said the overall trend toward an older population means cities must consider more programs for seniors, longer lights at crosswalks and the need for better public transit, including custom transit like HandyDart for those with mobility challenges. “This kind of stuff will become increasingly relevant,” he said. B.C. is also home to seven of Canada’s 10 oldest municipalities in terms of seniors population. They include Summerland, Parksville and Qualicum Beach, where nearly half the residents are seniors. The median age for Metro Vancouver was 40.2 in 2011, up from 37.4 in 2006. It would have gone up more, Berlin said, had it not been for the Àow of younger people to the urban area – drawn for education, work or lifestyle – as well as immigrants. Both those groups have helped keep the number of working age people relatively stable in the region. B.C.’s median age was 41.9 years and seniors made up 15.7 per cent of the province’s population. Seniors make up more than 18 per cent of residents in Kelowna and Victoria.
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Commissioner Wally Oppal has been given an extra four months to ¿nish the Missing Women Inquiry’s report on how police failed to stop serial killer Robert Pickton much sooner. Oppal had been under pressure to hand down ¿ndings and recommendations by June 30 – a deadline that had already been extended six months – but will now have until Oct. 31, Justice Minister Shirley Bond said Thursday. “We can’t have gone through all of this to not come back with a report that is as credible and signi¿cant as it should be,” Bond said. “I need a series of recommendations that British Columbians have con¿dence in.” She said Oppal made a “compelling” argument for an extension of the inquiry, which has so far cost the province $6.4 million. Bond predicted the bill won’t PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE ROYAL COLUMBIAN HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
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Missing Women Inquiry commissioner Wally Oppal has been given an additional four months by the provincial government to complete his report,
rise as quickly now that the inquiry is winding down. She said the inquiry has been a challenge because of its broad scope. “The mandate was about police conduct, and it’s hard to separate that at times from systemic concerns about the fate of aboriginal women in our province,” she said.
The inquiry was boycotted from the outset by most aboriginal and women’s groups, who complained then about a narrow focus and argued more recently for an extension to call more witnesses. It also faced another delay when the lawyer representing aboriginal interests quit in protest – saying the inquiry was dominated by police lawyers – and had to be replaced. The inquiry has ended its hearings and ¿nal submissions are to wrap up by the end of next week. The Missing Women Inquiry heard from 80 witnesses, conducted public policy forums and commissioned various reports that Oppal will consider. Much testimony explored how both Vancouver Police and the RCMP failed to target Pickton more intensively after he nearly killed a woman who escaped from his Port Coquitlam farm in early 1997. Of¿cers also got repeated tips that Pickton could be killing sex-trade workers from the Downtown Eastside in 1998. He was ¿nally arrested in February, 2002 and was eventually convicted on six counts of second-degree murder, although he boasted to an undercover cop he killed 49 women.
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The Richmond Review has a part-time position for an Ad Controller/Reception. The position requires an organized individual with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced team environment. Strong written and verbal communication skills, knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel applications and attention to detail are also requirements.
The Burnaby NewsLeader & New Westminster NewsLeader are divisions of Black Press Ltd., Canada’s largest independent newspaper company, with more than 180 community, daily and urban newspapers in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii, and extensive online operations with over 250 websites. Black Press is also Western Canada’s largest privately-held commercial printer with 14 printing plants.
Responsibilities of the position include booking and trafﬁcking advertising and ﬂyer distribution plus some general ofﬁce and reception duties. You will be at the centre of the action, contributing to a team of dynamic sales, marketing and creative professionals. This is a position best suited to those who can offer our internal and external customers unparalleled service.
The NewsLeader is the recent recipient of the Suburban Newspapers of America 2009 First Place Best Community Newspaper, circulation 37,500+, plus has won or been nominated in eleven categories for the 2010 SNAs, CCNAs, and BCYCNAs, including winning a CCNA Blue Ribbon award.
The Richmond Review is part of Black Press — Canada’s largest private independent newspaper company with more than 170 community, daily and urban newspapers in B.C., Alberta, Washington State, Ohio and Hawaii, as well as extensive online operations with over 250 websites. Black Press is also a leading commercial printer with 15 printing plants in operation.
If you are a highly creative individual with an ability to multi-task in a fast-paced team environment and have good interpersonal and sales skills, we would like to meet you. To apply, please forward your resume with a cover letter to:
Interested applicants should send their resumé to: Mary Kemmis, publisher, no later than June 4, 2012. firstname.lastname@example.org The Richmond Review #1-3671 Viking Way, Richmond, BC, V6V 2J5 No phone calls please.
Deliver newspapers on Wednesdays & Fridays in your neighbourhood. Call 604.436.2472 or email email@example.com today for more info!
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Deadline for applications is: June 8, 2012
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CARS - DOMESTIC
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!
- Environment Week Edition -
BORDER COLLIE PUP, male, 13 wks. Registered. Strong trialing & working pedigree. Vet checked. 1st shots. $500. 604-854-6637 Abbts
Car Trunk Sale
POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING
Sat., June 9, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE
Call Ian 604-724-6373
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters. $80. 604-240-5362
Bill Copeland Sports Centre, 3676 Kensington Ave, Bby.
For info call 604-297-4521
Mainland Rooﬁng Ltd.
(Rain or Shine)
Family owned & operated. Fully insured. We do Cedar Shakes, conversions, concrete tiles, torchon, fibreglass shingles, restoration & repairs. 20 yr labour warranty. 604-723-2626
25 yrs in rooﬁng industry
HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 281
STARGATE Plumbing & Heating. Cert. insured. High Quality New Build/Reno/Services. 604-512-4021
MOVING & STORAGE
1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555.
Local & Long Distance
From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos
Rooﬁng Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank.
GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627
329 PAINTING & DECORATING A1 PAINTING Co. Exterior painting & Pressure Washing. Exc prices. Call Inderjit (604)721-0372
WWW.NEOROOFING.CA Laminate, cedar, metal, heat and liquid applied membranes. 604-346-5647
bradsjunkremoval.com A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 8yrs
PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour (Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com Duncan’s Painting: Int & Ext Pressure Washing & Drywall repairs 35 years exp (604)459-3881 Moon Construction Building Services. Your Specialists in; • Concrete Forming • Framing • Siding 604.218.3064
Interior/Ext Painting. Drywall Repairs. Text Ceiling Repair. Power washing. Free Est. (778)709-1081
Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!! 604.
Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988 FLEETWOOD WASTE Bin Rentals 10-30 Yards. Call Ken at 604-294-1393 RUBBISH REMOVAL- COMMERCIAL/ RESIDENTIAL CALL IKE THE AFFORDABLE 778-881-1379
TOY POODLE puppies. 1 apricot, 1 white, both male. Adorable. $700. 778-240-2400 (Cloverdale)
$1100+util. Ref June15. 604-512-8725
Large newly renovated 1 & 2 bdrm. units available from $950 in well-kept concrete building. New floors and appl’s. Freshly painted. Patio and large storage room inste. 3 laundries in bldg. Rent incl’s heat & hot water. Sauna & jacuzzi. 5 min. walk to skytrain, Douglas College & New West Quay. Close to all amenities. Please call 604-834-1756 www.aptrentals.net
Panorama Court Spacious & clean 1 & 2 bdrms avail. From $750 - $1020/mo. No pets.
MISC. FOR SALE
FAN, Wood and gold coloured, great condition. Stainless steel KITCHEN SINK, 3 basins, (small in middle) (no faucet) Excellent condition. LIGHT FIXTURES, three. Gold/glass, for ceiling (flush against ceiling). HANGING LIGHT, used for entry way, gold & glass. RECLINER CHAIR green (hardly used) North Delta. 604-591-9740
REAL ESTATE 627
BURNABY, lovely recently reno’d 1 bdrm, grnd level suite, Edmonds area near skytrain. 6 Appli’s, shared w/d. Avail now or July 1st. $750 +$50 utils. Call 604-777-9943.
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
660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
PROFESSIONAL and exp’d team at your service. Nice & clean work! Ext / int. Insured, WCB, reliable. Call for free estimate 604.780.3183. Web: goflyingcolors.com
STAN’S PAINTING Comm. & Res. BBB, WCB. Kitchen Reno’s & Cabinets
** 6960 ELWELL ST ** Near HighGate Mall Quiet, Spacious 1 Bdrm Suites. Aluminum patio cover, sunroom, gates, alum roof. 604-782-9108 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com
A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports
Seniors Discount Book by end of June - 10% off. 25 yrs exp. Guarantee on work. Refs. (604)773-7811 or 604-432-1857
Newly reno’d with balcony, prkg & storage unit. Incl heat & h/water.
Call 604-525-2661 BURNABY
LG. CLEAN 1 Bedroom available now and 1 & 2 Bedrooms available for June, QUIET BLDG. Call the Manager @ 604- 521-3448.
604 - 961 - 8595
Australian Shepherds, P/B, 7 wks, shots, worming, reg parents, $500. Call (604)791-1215
Greenworks Redevlopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls. Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering, Old Pools Filled in, Irrigation 604-782-4322
BLUE PITBULL Pups genetics/ razoredge UKC reg, 4m, 2 f, 9/wks. $600-$1000. 778-237-2824 .Enterprise Plumbing, Heaitng, Gasfitting
Auto Loans or We Will Pay You $1000
All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.
1-888-229-0744 or apply at: Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526
MAPLE PLACE TOWERS
www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557
Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $
DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals
1 Bdrm Apts starting at $850 2 Bdrm Apts starting at $1100 Heat and hot water included. Dishwasher, fridge, stove, balcony, shared laundry. Avail Immed. Close to amen, schools and mall.
Call 604-421-1235 www.aptrentals.net
WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in June, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-5936095.
CARS - DOMESTIC
1998 CADILLAC D Ellegance, 107 km, 4 dr sedan, fully loaded, Aircrd to 2013. Very clean. Exc. runner. $3700 firm. Call 604-534-0923
#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200
2007 Honda Civic DXG 5 speed standard, 2 dr., grey, 135K, p/w, p/l, a/c, am/fm/cd, no acc. $10,000 604-793-3819 6-9pm The Scrapper
WANTED: 1980-1981 Celica GT liftback, 5-spd; or a 1979-1981 Supra 5-spd. Cell 250-307-1215.
1991 HARLEY DAVIDSON Tourglide. Rebuilt transmission. $7,000. Call 604-217-3479; 778-880-0233. 2001 VICTORY CRUISER deluxe 46,000 kms. 1500 cc, 80 H/P $6,500. Call 604-534-2503. 2002 TRIUMPH TROPHY. Low k’s, new battery, runs good. $4,700. Call 604-217-3479; 778-880-0233.
TRUCKS & VANS
2004 DODGE CARAVAN 3.3, gray, 132K, all power, Air Cared, no accidents. alarm, Keyless. aluminum wheels, exc. cond. $5300. (604)502-9912 2005 FORD F150, 4X4, crew cab , green, auto, 160 kms, options, $12,000 firm. Call 604-538-9257.
MOTORCYCLE / UTILITY CARRIER/TRAILER, fits 1-3 bikes, w/ gear box & ramp, hardly used $1175 trades? 778-888-805.
1989 FORD E250 Van Amera camper van, fridge, stove, furn. bathrm. Only 142,000 km. New front brakes. Everything works. $6000: (604)520-6512 1997 Seabreeze: 31 ft. Ltd. Ed. Chevy 454 - slps 6. 50,000 mi. Exc. cond. $22,500: (604)476-0371
2008 FREEDOM SPIRIT 20’ travel trailer, like new, hardly used, a/c, f/s, dble bed, dble sink, nook, couch 2 prop tanks/2 batteries, $10,500 obo. Must sell. (604)581-5117
Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley
Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022
2004 ITASCA SPIRIT 29.4 ft. Class C motorhome, 50,000km. 2 slide outs, awnings, generator & ext. warranty. Exc. cond. $39,900. 604856-8177 / 604-308-5489(Aldergrv)
FSBO: Waterfront lot + cabin on gorgeous Jim Lake, 0.83 acres, near Green Lake. VERY private (3 lots on lake), great fishing to 10 lb, extensive snowmobile/ATV trails. Great swimming, cozy 360 s/f insulated cabin, propane cooktop/fridge/lights, wood cookstove. Seasonal, rough 4X4 road access, or float plane. $225,000. See www.http://bchomesfor sale.com/view/70-mile/frank
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
2004 G 35 COUP INFINITI, grey, 2 dr., 125 km, good cond., auto, all pwr, $16,800. Call (604)773-3413 / 604-395-7708.
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
WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-657-9422
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
2 hr. Service www.a1casper.com (604)209-2026
2000 CHRYSLER Neon, auto, 132 K, white, aluminum wheels, no accidents $2800. Air Cared. (604)5029912
Alpine Landscaping Retaining Walls New Lawns Plant Installation Complete Landscape Installation ◆ Renovation Services.
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
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Golden Retriever, 1 male/1 female, 2 & 3 yrs old, good temperament. $150. (604)795-0118 No Sun calls
359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL
If I can’t do it It can’t be done Call Robert 604-941-1618 OR 604-844-4222 INTERIORS: Baths (renos/ repairs) specializing in drywall, doors, flooring, tiling, plumbing, painting, miscellaneous, etc. VERSTILE! EXPERIENCED IN OVER 30 LINES OF WORK! * Quality work * Prompt Service * Fair prices For positive results Call Robert SERVICE CALLS WELCOME
English bulldogs: 1 rare black tri, $3500, ckc reg.; 1 rare blck/whte tri, $2500, females. (604)791-1215 shamrocksuniquebulldogs.com
Always! deliver Top soil, bark mulch, sand & gravel. 7days/wk. Simon 604-230-0627 will spread
COCKER SPANIEL Puppies Family raised – pure bred, no papers, $500. (604) 888-0832
On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed! OF Home (604)501-9290
NEW WEST 621 Colburne St. 1 Bdrm avail June or July 1. $735 + utils. Updated new suite. No pets Call: 604-454-4540.
• Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331
• Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!
MLG ENTERPRISES All Aspects Landscaping & Garden Solutions
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
MATTRESSES starting at $99
JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly
AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.
2001 CHEV CAVALIER, 5spd manual, 4dr, low kms, new aircare, $2450 firm. 604-538-4883
SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240
283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS
MAPLE Ridge dntwn Urbano complex, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, inste w/d, f/p, deck, 2 u/g prkg. Nr amens. NS/NP.
SHIH TZU Bichon puppies, born April 12. Vet ✓ first shots. $500 ea. 604-625-6227 or 604-363-7060.
WEE HAUL Moving/Rubbish Removal Low Rates. 778-968-3001
CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866
NEWFOUNDLAND pups, P/B. 2 male, 1blk, 1brwn. $1000 (604)8191466. No Sunday calls
ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020
1999 BUICK Century. 111,000 kms. Senior driven. A/c, cruise, p/w, 4 dr, V6. $2,800. obo. 604-859-2558
CAIRN Terriers. Shots, dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. $650: 604-807-5204.
COQUITLAM WW Plateau. Two 2 bdrm condos, near all amens, Douglas Coll., schools, Aquatic Ctr & Coq Ctr. 6 appli’s, storage, fitness centre. NS/NP. 1 in Silver Springs $1325 and 1 near City Hall $1275. June 15/July 1. Call 604-941-3259.
Warehouse Lien Act We will dispose of namely one (1) 1993 GMC 2 wheel drive, VIN # 1GTDC14Z7PE532463 for storage of $300.00, registered to: BOULIER, Justin Edward, 1004 5050 Halifax St. Burnaby, BC V5B 2N5 plus ongoing storage & HST. View & bid at Ginos Towing, 2645 Kingsway Ave, Port Coquitlam, BC.
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3 Speed Cruiser 6 COLOURS TO CHOOSE FROM
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