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WEDNESDAY

JUNE 20 2012

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What survey says no surprise Report reveals residents’ opinions on Pattullo Bridge Grant Granger newwestnewsleader.com

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Acrobatic dancers perform in the rain at the ofÀcial opening of Westminster Pier Park on Saturday. The park, which is situated on a former brownÀeld site along the New Westminster waterfront, includes a 600 metre boardwalk, festival lawn, two playgrounds, a basketball court and reversible loungers. See more photos on A3

RiverFest to put two festivals in one FraserFest and Artists on the River to merge on the last weekend in September Grant Granger ggranger@newwestnewsleader.com

Artists on the River and FraserFest have been fused into one. RiverFest will make its debut the last weekend in September to honour World Rivers Day. It will be “a joyful, artful, soulful and environmentally mindful celebration of the Fraser River” and

will be held on the New Westminster waterfront and at the Fraser River Discovery Centre (FRDC). FraserFest had been put on annually by the Hyack Festival Association in July while Artists on the River was run by the FRDC in September. According to a press release, RiverFest is intended to celebrate the Fraser River and promote “a modern, vibrant sustainable and livable riverfront in New Westminster.” “Both organizations were expending signi¿cant resources, time and efforts in preparing festivals

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The results of a survey of New Westminster residents on the possible replacement of the Pattullo Bridge will not surprise many. At open houses for its Master Transportation Plan and online, the City of New Westminster asked residents to complete the survey to get their opinion on TransLink’s plans. The results from the 210 responses show overwhelming support for the city’s policy to work toward not increasing through traf¿c for vehicles in New Westminster, with 74 per cent strongly agreeing on the position and only 14 per cent either disagreeing or strongly disagreeing. Seventy per cent of respondents opposed TransLink’s plan to have priority truck lanes on a new structure and 79 per cent said it is very important to discourage additional traf¿c in New Westminster if a new bridge is built. see LESS CLEAR, A9


A2 NewsLeader Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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CITYPAGE MASSEY VICTORY HEIGHTS RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION The Massey Victory Heights Residents’ Association will be held on Thursday, June 21 at 7:00 pm at Mount Zion Lutheran Church, at the corner of Tenth Avenue and Cumberland Street (basement entrance). All residents are encouraged to attend. Discussion topics include the Pattullo Bridge. Toll it or tear it down? Now is the time to voice your opinion! Complete agenda and membership forms available at www.masseyvictoryheights.com

PARKS, CULTURE AND RECREATION SURVEY Parks, Culture and Recreation is conducting a survey to assess how we should let you know about our programs and services. Your participation in this 5-10 minute survey will provide valuable insight and is greatly appreciated. Take the survey online at www.newwestpcr.ca until June 22nd.

VANCOUVER FOUNDATION’S NEIGHBOURHOOD SMALL GRANT PROGRAM The Vancouver Foundation’s Neighbourhood Small Grant Program is now active in New Westminster. The intention of this program is to connect and engage community members at the neighbourhood level by providing individual community members with small amounts of money to develop their ideas. Examples can include a block party, a book exchange, a community garden, a local food potluck, a seniors appreciation event, etc. For more information, please visit www.neighbourhoodsmallgrants.ca/newwestminster. Questions can be directed to Maylen Crespo at 604-525-9144, ext. 3667 or mcrespo@fsgv.ca. The deadline to apply for the first application intake is June 25, 2012.

Sunday, June 24, 2012 11:30 am - 3:30 pm Ryall Park, 920 Ewen Avenue Join the grand reopening of Megan’s Place Playground and refurbished spray park. This event is free of charge and will feature great live entertainment, interactive fun and games. For more information, please call the Queensborough Community Centre at 604-525-7388. Presented by the Queensborough Community Centre and Queensborough Special Programs Committee

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS 41ST ANNUAL ROYAL CITY BUILDERS AWARDS It’s time once again for the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce and the City of New Westminster to honour outstanding development throughout New Westminster. The 41st annual Royal City Builders Awards are a celebration of local excellence and we need your help nominating deserving projects throughout our community!

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COUNCIL MEETINGS Monday, June 25 3:00 pm Committee of the Whole Committee Room #2 5:45 pm Regular Meeting Council Chamber 6:00 pm Public Hearing Council Chamber To follow Public Hearing

Reconvene Regular Meeting of Council Council Chamber Please note that council meetings are now video streamed online. Committee meeting schedules can be found on our website.

HERITAGE awards recognize efforts to preserve New Westminster’s heritage through restoration and renovation of existing homes, as well as new construction projects which enhance heritage streetscapes. The MODERN awards acknowledge architects, designers and builders of high quality new residential, commercial, mixed use, industrial and institutional development in the City. The UNIVERSAL ACCESS awards recognize a person, business or institution that has contributed uniquely and significantly to improve access for all persons in the City of New Westminster. The SUSTAINABILITY category recognizes developments that incorporate features of environmental sustainability in their project. If you know of projects in New Westminster that deserve to be recognized for their outstanding commitment to building excellence we are excited to hear about them! Please send in nominations for any or all of the above categories to:

2012 EUROPEAN CHAFER MANAGEMENT In an effort to assist New Westminster home owners with the European Chafer grub management the City is providing a 50% discount on the purchase of the biological control (Nematodes) to a maximum purchase of 2 packages per home owner (one package covers 750 square feet and the total cost of each package is $69.99 plus taxes before subsidy). Subsidy coupons and chafer management information can be picked up at the Parks, Culture and Recreation main office (600 Eighth Street) between Monday, June 18th and Friday, June 22nd from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, or at Century House (620 Eighth Street) from 4:30 to 8:30 pm. A limited number of coupons are available for this subsidy program. ** Picture ID and proof of residency must be presented at time of coupon pick up.

DIGITAL MEDIA PUBLIC INFO MEETING The City of New Westminster’s new digital media program will see the installation of four digital signs located on the cityís perimeter land and right of way sites with an in-service date of November 2012. The signs will generate approximately $2 million in revenue for the City each year as well as offer significant promotion opportunity for programs and services offered in New Westminster. We’d like your feedback on the program and invite suggestions on the allocation of revenue generated from the signs. Join us at City Hall on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm to give us your input. 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Open House in City Hall foyer 7:00 pm – Presentation in City Council Chambers

City of New Westminster Development Services Department, Planning Division 511 Royal Avenue, New Westminster, BC V3L 1H9 plnpost@newwestcity.ca Please submit nominations by June 29, 2012. In order to be eligible for nomination, all work on the project must have been completed by December 31, 2011. The ceremonies for the 41st Annual Royal City Builders Awards will be held Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at the Inn at the Quay. For further information regarding the nomination process, please contact the City of New Westminster, Development Services Department at 604-515-3767. For information regarding sponsorship and event information, please contact the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce at 604-521-7781.

QUEEN’S PARK DRAFT MASTER PLAN PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE & BBQ Wednesday, June 27th 4:00 - 8:00 pm Queen’s Park Arena Lobby This open house follows plans developed at the design charrette and a subsequent public review session that sought input on a ‘preferred option’ for the Queen’s Park Master Plan. Input has now been refined into one set of plan directions and priorities for implementation and we need your feedback. For more information, visit www.newwestpcr.ca or email queenspark@newwestcity.ca

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 NewsLeader A3

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Soggy celebration A little bit—make that a lot—of rain wasn’t about to dampen the celebration Saturday for the opening of the Westminster Pier Park along New West’s waterfront. The park, which comprises a portion of 3.8 hectares of brownÀeld site purchased by the city in 2009, features a concession area, festival lawn for concerts and presentations, playgrounds, a basketball court, a 600-metre boardwalk lined with special memory plates and a terraced seating area with historical photos. Clockwise from top left: Mason Hunt, 2, wrestles with an umbrella that’s bigger than him at Saturday’s ofÀcial opening; pilings jutting from a rolling lawn represent the original pier on which the new park has been erected; a visitor to the park checks out a mural of historical photos; the New Westminster Police Department’s zodiac passes by the Westminster Pier Park during its ofÀcial opening on Saturday; the SkyTrain bridge looms through the mist as Keri Wawryk tackles a climbing wall; in addition to speeches from local politicians, the opening celebrations included musical and acrobatic performances, stilt walkers, hula hoop demonstrations and food from River Market vendors.

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“The decision regarding the Pattullo Bridge was characterized by a number of participants as a de¿ning moment in New Westminster’s efforts to protect its livability, compared by some to the decision to stop freeways in Vancouver in the late 1960s,” said the draft summary report in its conclusion. The report said the participants were strong in declaring they don’t want more through traf¿c, more trucks and a six-lane bridge with truck priority lanes. But there was less agreement on what they do want. “This speaks to a need for further effort to be made to work with the community through the Master Transportation Plan process and other avenues to identify a course of action that will respond to the challenge posed by the condition of the existing structure in a way that will have broader community support,” said the report, which can be viewed online as part of Monday’s agenda on the city’s website. • For the full results of the survey, with the questions and responses, visit www. newwestnewsleader. com.

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Uptown night noise annoys resident After hours repaving of Sixth Street done for time, safety reasons Grant Granger ggranger@newwestnewsleader.com

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when the artery was dug up to replace water mains. Although the work has been completed, the street is pockmarked with bumps and holes, so the city decided to repave it. “There’s no way we could safely grind and pave during daytime hours without severely impacting businesses, without closing the street right down. And then we still have a lot of pedestrians in the area, seniors with mobility issues,” said Emanuels. “The long and the short of it is we’re damned if we do and damned if we don’t. So what we’ve tried to do is do the work as fast as possible and as safe as possible.” Emanuels insisted the city was not putting businesses ahead of residents. “It’s not a decision we came to easily, but working in an urban environment like that is challenging.” He said notices were sent out in the area on May 30, as well as being on the city web page and the city page in the NewsLeader. Robbins said she was unaware of the repaving before crews arrived. The ¿rst night was particularly brutal because

jackhammers were used and she could hear the annoying beep, beep, beep of construction vehicles backing up. Emanuels said as part of the contract, the construction company is only allowed to use jackhammers before 11 p.m., and required to disconnect the backup beepers, which wasn’t done the ¿rst night. “That wasn’t approved so we had to rein them back in,” said Emanuels, who said he received six noise complaints. “I sympathize with her.” Emanuels said even though it’s a shorter timeframe, night premiums and overtime means the cost is the same as it would if the work were done in the day.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 NewsLeader A5

NWPD to investigate New Westminster police have been called upon to conduct an external investigation into an incident involving Prince George RCMP. Four members of the NWPD’s major crime unit have traveled to Prince George to begin the investigation into a complaint about the arrest of a youth involving a police service dog. Prince George RCMP say at about 11:30 p.m. on May 11 they responded to a call alleging two females had been sprayed in the face with bear mace at a local carnival.

Police, including a service dog, did a search for the suspect and “established a track which led them to a locked compound where a suspect was located.” The RCMP release went on to say the dog was used to assist in the arrest and the suspect, a 12-year-old girl, was bitten on the leg. A can of bear mace was later seized. On June 7, the girl’s mother made a public complaint and the public complaints commissioner was noti¿ed. New Westminster police say they are not in position to provide any additional information.

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A6 NewsLeader Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK:

A jewel of a park

LAST WEEK:

Even a persistent drenching rain couldn’t diminish the sunny smiles along New Westminster’s waterfront on Saturday. Three years after the City of New Westminster acquired a derelict 3.2-hectare parcel of land that runs east from the foot of Sixth Street, Westminster Pier Park is open. While the ¿nal costs of rehabilitating and transforming the property into a showcase park have yet to be announced, funding for the project from three levels of government totalled more than $25 million. The beaming faces and glowing reviews during Saturday’s celebration of the new park seem to indicate it was money well spent. Where once there were rotted pilings, weeds and broken concrete, there are now playgrounds, a sports court, rolling grass hillocks, cleverly designed chairs that allow loungers to face the river or the city, as well as touchstones of New Westminster’s rich heritage. Even before it opened, the park had earned accolades by winning three awards for its environmental and remediation efforts. And if Mayor Wayne Wright has his way, the Pier Park is only the ¿rst grand step in the city’s reclamation of its waterfront. The ¿nished park comprises only a portion of the land the city owns; the rest will be developed as funding and political will allow. Eventually it’s hoped a system of trails and parks will run along much of the city’s stretch of the Fraser River, from Sapperton Landing in the east to the west end of the promenade at Westminster Quay. By embarking on such an ambitious venture, New Westminster has joined the company of cities around the world that have come to realize an open and accessible waterfront can be a key catalyst to urban renewal. But undoing the mistakes of the past, and veering away from poor decisions in the future isn’t cheap. The payoff, though, will bene¿t the city’s residents, businesses and visitors for generations to come.

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Choosing work instead of welfare VICTORIA – The B.C. government has taken some modest steps to tighten up the province’s income assistance system, and to encourage people to work when they are able to. With Premier Christy Clark swooping in to take credit, Social Development Minister Stephanie Cadieux unveiled changes that included ¿xing the worst mistake in B.C. Liberal policy. Cadieux acknowledged that B.C. was the only province that clawed back all earnings from employable welfare recipients, and she announced that from now on they will be able to earn up to $200 a month without penalty. The exemption for disabled people is increased from $500 to $800 a month. Another important change is requiring welfare recipients to ¿le income tax returns. People can now do temporary work when it comes along, report the income and take advantage of the various tax credits that come from participating in society instead of just living off it. Any experience earning money is valuable experience.

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With baby boomers starting to retire in big numbers, the expected labour shortage has begun across Western Canada. And yet, increasing numbers of foreign workers are coming in to do farm and other work, while many young people are unemployed. Finance Minister Kevin Falcon took note of this during his budget preparations. Increasing numbers of young, employable people were applying for welfare in southern B.C., while jobs go begging in the booming northeast. Falcon mused about setting up a program to provide training and plane fare for these people, an idea quickly dubbed “welfare air.” Another effort to get young people working is Jobfest, a rock-themed road show currently

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They compounded that mistake by relaxing eligibility rules and making it easier for employable people to stay on welfare. After a couple of years of this wealth redistribution, 10 per cent of the B.C. population was on welfare, with more piling on every day. Faced with the results of this staggering blunder, Harcourt lashed out at “cheats, deadbeats and varmints” scamming B.C. taxpayers and launched a crackdown on fraud. Later the NDP cut the basic rate for single employables to $500 a month. Today it stands at $610, and the NDP looks poised to repeat history. Surrey MLA Jagrup Brar did a month-long publicity stunt in January, living on welfare by wandering from shelter to food bank with TV cameras trailing behind. Brar would have been better off if welfare air had been available. Instead of learning to live off the burgeoning urban handout industry, he could have gone up to Dawson Creek or Fort St. John and worked as a labourer.

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012 NewsLeader A7

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TransLink has been backed into a corner Re: A proposal to close SurreyNew Westminster Pattullo Bridge gap (Column, NewsLeader, June 13) I agree fully with Chris Bryan’s sentiments about the Pattullo, and quite a few of us are working hard to try to get TransLink back to real consultation. But this is what the cynic in me sees: TransLink is Àat broke. It doesn’t have $200M to refurbish the bridge. It certainly doesn’t have $800M for Surrey’s dream transit, to sweeten the deal. Right now, the only way TransLink can ¿x the Pattullo is to go big—six lanes—to attract all the traf¿c it can, and to toll. A new Pattullo would look like the Golden Ears: a P3, with tolls, and the public bearing most of the ¿nancial risks. How can we get TransLink out of this corner? Reena Meijer Drees New Westminster

PATTULLO IS EXQUISITE The Pattullo Bridge is practically synonymous with New Westminster and aren’t we trying to develop a city of culture?

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Why snip an appendage from Vancouver. our wonderful city? The bridge Our city council keeps has served this area for 75 years saying we don’t mind so why not more? But who paying so much, but as says it needs to be solely for a long-time resident, I transportation vehicles. Look haven’t met anyone who at it, what a beautiful piece of agrees. engineering that isn’t ever going By now I’m sure to be made again. Nice curves, you have seen all the with an exquisite lattice of iron. generous wages paid at It’s like a horizontal Eiffel city call. Tower! And can you imagine I’d like to know how Paris without it? many live in New West We in the West, young as we and are paying into are, need to think a little more our extremely high tax about saving unique edi¿ces such system. as the Pattullo Bridge. It’s part Under our current city of us, and with a little care and council our Royal City foresight it should be part of our has accumulated the heritage. highest de¿cit in its 150COURTESY THE ARTIST Location, location, location! Pattullo Bridge, by Anthony Hollenstein. Viewed year history. from Brownsville Bar Park on the Surrey side. The Pattullo has a big heart! Our mayor would 24x18 inches. We could retire the old girl and like to be remembered CITY’S CRUSHING DEBT as the mayor who built New establish her as a destination. A Re: Property tax shocks new million-dollar view, terraced with Westminster. I will be thinking resident (Letters, NewsLeader, a restaurant/bar and coffee house, about the crushing debt left to May 30) a green space, bike path/jogging the next generation. Welcome to New Westminster, ramp, an artist platform, a general Whatever happened to living Richard! meeting place, you name it. Can within your means? Our property tax is among the anyone spell tourism? Anthony Hollenstein highest in the Lower Mainland. Gillian Howes New Westminster New Westminster We even pay more than West

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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

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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.

ONGOING Century House/Uptown Artists’ Drop-In: Has your usual painting/ art group shut-down for the summer? Come join us! Bring your own project. The group has no instructor but it does have a selection of different types of paints if you want to try something new. No charge but donations for Century House welcome if you have a bit of change. Ages 50 and up. Where: Century House, 620 Eighth St., N ew We s t m i n s t e r. When: Every Thursday, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., during June, July, and August. Info: Barbara, 604-523-2385.

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A12 NewsLeader Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Metro rejects water subsidies for farms Contaminated irrigation water ‘ticking time bomb’ Jeff Nagel Black Press

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It did note the subsidy could be signi¿cant for food processors on farmland who use lots of water to wash produce, however. The report warned other water-intensive businesses might demand similar treatment. Water pricing is legally required to be fair and equitable, so any attempt to subsidize agriculture through regional water rates would require legislative change through the province. The cost of Metro’s treated drinking water has risen sharply in recent years because of the addition of the $800-million Seymour-Capilano Filtration Plant. Alternative sources of water for irrigation are either oversubscribed or problematic. The drawdown of well water for farming is unsustainable, the report noted, while Fraser River water closest to the ocean is often too salty and stream and ditch water is often too contaminated.

Metro plans to work further with the province’s agriculture ministry to search for other methods of delivering usable water for farming. One option would be to divert some water from the Fraser into the Serpentine and Nicomekl River systems to serve farms in the Surrey area, although the costs of such a system are unclear, as well as potential environmental risks from interbasin transfers. Richmond Coun. Harold Steves warned Metro may regret failing to tackle the issue seriously enough. “This is a ticking time bomb,” he said, calling the increasing use of pumped water from ditches and wells a potentially serious health risk. “It scares the heck out of me. It’s going to take one e.coli scare and it will be on the table as ‘Why didn’t you do something?’”

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A Àood warning was issued for the Fraser River from Quesnel to the Fraser Canyon Monday as a weekend of heavy rain brought water levels near a 50-year high. “River levels are expected to be at a Àood stage downstream of Prince George through to the Fraser Canyon, starting on Tuesday or Wednesday through to Thursday or Friday,” the B.C. River MARIO BARTEL/NEWSLEADER Forecast Centre said in a Large sandbags are unloaded near the Third Avenue overpass at Westminster Quay in bulletin issued Monday. New Westminster in case of Áooding from the Fraser River freshet. River forecasters estimated the peak level for South Fort George will reach 10.3 to 10.8 metres. The last large Àood was 1972, warnings are in effect for other Heavy rainfall across the when the South Fort George north Okanagan rivers. headwaters of the Fraser and gauge reached 10.4 metres. The A high streamÀow advisory Thompson Rivers prompted the highest water in recent years was was issued Sunday for the Lower centre to extend its earlier upper in 2007, when the river measured Fraser River, with heavy Àows Fraser River Àood warning, 9.84 metres at that point. measured at Hope and Mission. issued for Prince George and A Àood warning has also been Flows are forecast to reach upstream. Rainfall along the issued for the Shuswap River, 11,500 to 13,000 cubic metres per Fraser and its tributaries totalled downstream of Mable Lake near second at Hope by late Thursday 30 to 75 mm in 72 hours, adding Enderby, and high streamÀow or Friday. to rapid snowmelt.

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Rare ribbon seal spotted near Richmond-New West border First sighting of animal in B.C., 4,000 km from Arctic home Matthew Hoekstra Black Press

Centre at University of B.C., said some animals, for whatever reason, can get totally disoriented and take up residency elsewhere. As for the ribbon seal’s future, Trites said local waters are cold enough for it to stay. “It could live here quite happily. It’s not going to ¿nd any mates though, so it may well ¿nd the drive to reproduce may pull it further north.” Meantime, he suggests locals keep their eyes peeled for the unusual creature.

An unexpected visitor has showed up in an East Richmond Àoat home community—the ¿rst sighting of its kind in B.C. A ribbon seal heaved itself up on a marina dock in the South Arm of the Fraser River around noon RIBBON SEAL FACTS Wednesday, about 4,000 • Can move on ice as fast as a kilometres away from its SANDRA ENS/ WWW.LIVINGMAIN.COM human can run home in the Arctic. A ribbon seal rests on a dock in a South Arm • Get name from lightSandra Ens, a realtor Áoat home community. coloured ribbons on their with RE/MAX Select coat by age four Realty, said the 85-kilogram male “The good news is he’s slowly • Can be approached closely parked itself on a small wooden moving north. Hopefully he keeps by humans dock next to her boyfriend’s Àoat going, but he’s got a long way to • Live in the Bering, Okhotsk home. go,” said Cottrell. and Beaufort seas in the far “I didn’t even know there was Fisheries of¿cials will continue north such a thing,” she said. “We to monitor the animal, but Cottrell • World population estimated thought it was just a mutation of said it appears to be healthy. at 240,000 in mid-’70s, but something, and then found out Anyone who sees it is asked to no accurate estimate today it’s from the Arctic and it was the keep their distance and call the • Eat ground Àsh, shrimp, and ¿rst time it had ever been seen in BC Marine Mammal Response some crustaceans B.C.” Network at 1-800-465-4336. • Main predators are the killer A call was made to the Andrew Trites, professor and whale, sharks and humans Vancouver Aquarium’s rescue director of the marine mammal Source: Alaska Fisheries Science Center team to ensure the animal wasn’t research unit at the Fisheries hurt. An assessment determined the seal was ¿ne, just lost. “It must have been tired or just wanted a break,” said Ens. She said the seal wasn’t active at ¿rst, but by Thursday morning, it was rubbing its belly, stretching and scratching. By 1 p.m. that afternoon, it jumped back into the water. Spending most of their lives in the icy waters off Alaska and Russia, ribbon seals aren’t known for coming ashore. They average 1.5 metres (¿ve feet) long and 80 kilograms (175 pounds). Researchers have found the animals challenging to study because they spend much of their lives Àoating on ice and in open water. Paul Cottrell, Paci¿c marine animal co-ordinator for Fisheries and Oceans Canada, con¿rmed this is the ¿rst known sighting of a ribbon seal in B.C. waters. He said it’s the same one to appear in Seattle in January. It was also spotted in Bellingham three weeks ago, a match con¿rmed through More info at www.bchighlandgames.com photographs.

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Central Park Horseshoe Club: Come learn how to throw horseshoes from BC Champions. When: Members are on site daily at 1 p.m. (except Sundays). 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 an afternoon or evening of social dancing at Bonsor Complex 55+. Each session has a live band, refreshments and a great atmosphere. When: Tuesday afternoons and Thursday nights, ongoing. Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby. Cost: $5 members, $6 non-members. Info and schedules: 604-297-4580.

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: 604-297-4816. Heritage Uke Club: Organized by Gord Smithers (Guitarist for Deadcats, Swank, ReBeat

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Burnaby Historical Society: Guests speakers. Visitors welcome. When: Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Where: Carousel Building, Burnaby Village Museum, 6501 Deer lake Ave. Info: 604-297-4565.

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New Westminister and District Concert Band: Welcomes new members (10-99 years) wanting to learn to play a musical instrument (no strings) as well as players of all levels. It has three levels of players: beginners, intermediate and seniors. When: Monday and Thursday evenings. Where: Richard McBride School gym, New Westminster. Info: www. nwdband.com or Christine, 604526-8996. Mexican train dominoes: Weekly game for players 55 and over. When: Tuesdays, 1 to 3 p.m. Where: Willow room, Cameron Seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Recreation Centre, 9523 Cameron St., Burnaby (behind Lougheed Town Centre). Info: 604-297-4453.

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D TEbook EVENTS KINA Spirit Day: Kingsway Imperial Neighbourhood Association presents a community event featuring kids activities, a show-and-shine car show, and bike parade with a prize for best KINA spirit decorations. When: Saturday, June 23, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: 5665 Kingsway, Burnaby. Info: www.KINAburnaby.ca or 604-786-2452.

weekend of action. When: July 21 and 22. Where: Swangard Stadium, Burnaby. Info: www. vancouverinternationalsevens. com.

Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival: Featuring 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. General admission seating, all ages show. When: Saturday, Aug. 11, gates 12:30 p.m., show 2 p.m. Where: Deer Lake Park, Burnaby. Tickets: Early bird single tickets (until July 7) $65, advanced single tickets (to Aug. 10) $70, day of show single tickets $75, plus service charges, available at www.burnabybluesfestival.com or at 604-205-3000. Info: www. burnabybluesfestival.com.

Burnaby North Class of 1972— 40 Year Reunion: Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012. Info, tickets and registration: www.classreport.org/ can/bc/buraby/bns/1972.

New West Artists: Presents group show No. 4, “What Surrounds Us All,” featuring works by Lorna Hargraves, Richard Klyne, Solveig Brickenden and Ken Woodward. When: June 1 to 27. Where: The Network Hub, second floor of The River Market, 810 Quayside Drive, New Westminster. Info: www. newwestartists.com.

Burnaby North Senior Secondary reunion: The 50-year reunion for the Class of 1962 is being planned for Sept. 22, 2012. Info: burnabynorth.grad1962@gmail. com.

Scandinavian Midsummer Festival: The weekend festivities include choirs and dance performances, a Viking Village, cultural displays, shopping, vintage Volvo car show, carnival games, and much more. T h i s ye a r ’s t h e m e is Scandinavia and Sports. Enjoy traditional Scandinavian food and relax in the beer garden. When: Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24. Where: Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas Street, Burnaby. Cost: $10 day pass; kids under 16 free. Free parking. Info: www.scandinavianmidsummerfestival. org.

Summer tea event: The Parish of St. Timothy opens its doors to the wider community to celebrate the start of summer. Event includes a traditional cream tea and bake sale, a show by visual artist Judith M. Atkinson, quilt crafted items by the Creative Quilters, and music from the Beata Vocal Ensemble (3:15 to 3:45 p.m.). A fundraiser for the parish’s community work. When: Saturday, June 23, 2 to 4 p.m. Where: Parish of St. Timothy, 4550 Kitchener St., Burnaby. Tickets: $7 general, $5 for seniors, includes entrance and tea. Family rates available. Info: 604-299-6816 or www. sainttimothy.ca. Cemetery walking tour: A Sense of History Research Services presents a walking tour focuses on local Freemason history and the former Masonic Cemetery, now a section of Fraser Cemetery. Free, goes rain or shine, no need to pre-register. When: Sunday, June 24, 1:30 p.m. Where: Meet in front of Fraser Cemetery office, 100 Richmond St., New Westminster.

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Poetic Justice: Three featured poets and open mic. When: Every Sunday, 3-5 p.m. Where: Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St., back room. Info: 778-322-1131.

Line Dance: Beginners welcome. Moderate exercise for body and brain and lots of fun. When: Every Monday, 10 a.m. Where: Deer Lake United Church, 5135 Sperling Ave., Burnaby (enter by ramp at rear of Church). Info: Georgie, 604-522-5647.

Slam Central: Spoken word poetry slam and open mic. When: Fourth Thursday of the month, 7-11 p.m. Where: Back room, Heritage Grill, 447 Columbia St. Cost: $5 cover

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The Metro Va n c o u v e r Firefighters’ Band is now recruiting new members. We have provided musical support for countless parades, royal visits, and civic events since our inception in 1927 as the Vancouver Firemans Band. We encourage local musicians to join us for a great experience. When: Rehearsals Tuesdays 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Where: Burnaby

North Secondary School Band Room. Info: 604-444-FIRE (3473).

Seniors Sing-A-Long: The Cameron Seniors Recreation Centre’s Sunshine Sing-a-long is looking for a volunteer drummer familiar with music from the 1950s, ‘60s, and ‘70s to accompany its sing-a-long sessions (please note that we are able to provide the drum set). When: Meets every other Monday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Where: Cameron Seniors’ Recreation Centre, 9523 Cameron St., Burnaby (behind Lougheed Town Centre). Please phone if interested: 604-420-6478. New Westminster Family Place: Gym time, crafts, and games for the kids and a chance for parents to meet new friends and neighbours. Every Thursday that school is in session, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Where: Daycare room, F.W. Howay School, 91 Courtney Crescent (off Tenth Avenue and Cumberland).

New Westminster Parkinson’s Support Group: If you are a person with Parkinson’s or a caregiver interested in sharing ideas, coping strategies, information and resources, you are warmly welcomed to this support group. When: 1st Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. Where: Century House, 620-8th St., New Westminster. Info: Robbin Jeffereys, 604-662-3240 or rjeffereys@parkinson.bc.ca.

Burnaby Writers’ Circle: Meets the first Wednesday of each month. When: 1:30 to 3 p.m. Where: Program Room 2, Confederation Seniors Centre, 4548 Albert St., Burnaby. Info: 604-905-5024.Tuesday and Thursday Dance: Dance the winter blues away at Bonsor 55+ dance programs. Cost is $5 for members and $6 for nonmembers. Each dance has a live band and light refreshments served. When: Tuesday dances run 12-3 p.m. and Thursday night dance goes 7:3010:30 p.m. Where: Bonsor Recreation Complex, 6550 Bonsor Ave., Burnaby. Info: 604-439-5510.

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Help shape Hamilton’s future… for you and generations to come The City of Richmond and Oris Consulting Ltd. invite you to attend a second Open House to consider the future of the Hamilton community. Following the first Open House, three planning options have been developed for public review. Each of the planning options include: • residential and retail land uses • transportation, parks and open space policies • discussion of other community amenities Tell us your thoughts about the possible planning options for the development of Hamilton. Date: Time: Location:

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At the meeting, there will be: • A brief presentation at 7:15 p.m. outlining the three planning options, followed by a drop-in style open house where you can discuss these options • An opportunity for you to provide feedback by completing a survey • Child minding onsite • Refreshments

Background In December 2011, City Council approved a process to update the 1995 Hamilton Area Plan. The Area Plan Update will include revisions that respond to current community development trends and public feedback. Public input, including preferences and priorities, received from the first Open House and public survey has been taken into account to develop the three possible planning options, which will be presented at the second Open House. For more information On June 26, 2012, the Hamilton Area Plan Update website will be updated. It can be accessed through www.richmond.ca, www.orisconsulting.ca or www.placespeak.com/hamiltonareaplan. For more information, please email hamiltonplan@richmond.ca or call Mark McMullen, Senior Coordinator, Major Projects, at 604-276-4196.

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Koole, Jacobus Pieter Oct. 22, 1929 - June 13, 2012. After a lengthy illness, the Lord called home our dear husband, father and Opa on Wed. June 13, 2012. Survived by his wife of almost 56 years, Tina; children Margaret, Paul (Diana), Aileen (Jacob), Calvin (Marnie), Wayne (Julie), grandchildren: Miklos; Jacob and David; Lainey, Erin (Lawrence), Cobi and Ben; Morgan, Carmen, and Rebecca; Josh and Justine. Opa Jake truly loved and enjoyed his 12 grandchildren. Born in Nieuwerkerk aan den Yssel, Holland. He immigrated to Ontario in 1952 and a few years later he drove to B.C. where he met the love of his life Tina. They settled in New Westminster. Jake took great pride in his stucco work, doing the work of a fine craftsman. A viewing will take place, Thursday, June 21st from 7: 00 - 9:00 pm at ColumbiaBowell Chapel, 219 6th Street, New Westminster. A Memorial Service will take place Friday, June 22nd at New Westminster Christian Reformed Church, 8255 13th Avenue, Burnaby, B.C. at 1:30 pm. Columbia-Bowell Chapel 604- 521-4881 TROTMAN, Margery (Cram family) 88 yrs. 8/8/1923 - 13/6/2012

Gran, loved by all who knew her. Smiled and laughed all her life. Last of a family of 10. Husband Ernest deceased. Left to grieve, daughter Ann, grandchildren, Vanessa, David, Andrew & Rachel and their spouses. 8 great grandchildren, from 4 mos. to 5 years old. Marg was in the ATS, thanks to Veterans Affairs for their help unexpected and very welcome. Special thanks to Esther Schmeer, Art Therapist, friend & advocate and staff at Evergreen Baptist including RN Vicky, rec. staff including Lori, care aids who were loving & kind and others who were so supportive. Celebration of Life, 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 22nd at Hendersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Langley Funeral Home, 20786 Fraser Hwy. Light refreshments to follow. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, donations to Langley Legion would be appreciated.

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Information Sessions Every Friday 4-6 PM Student Loans Available & Job Placement Assistance Provided Morning, Evening and Weekend Classes Available

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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COMMUNITY COLLEGE S i n c e 1 9 0 3

PERSONAL SERVICES

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Canadian Health Care Academy

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Marquise is looking for hands-on working facilities / cleaning Supervisors in the Burnaby area. Candidates must have previous mgmt & cleaning exp. Will be required to complete a Criminal Record Check. Competitive Wage Plus Full Benefits! Visit: Marquise.ca ‘Careers’ for more info.

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

Competitive Wages & Benefits After 3 mos.

Call Erica 604 777 2195 An Alberta Construction Company is hiring dozer, excavator and labour/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. Alcohol & Drug testing required. Call Contour Construction at 780-7235051.

CARRIERS NEEDED

EDUCATION

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Harrison Mills . Must have valid BC drivers licence & provide own tools. At least two year’s previous experience required.

F/T employment on our promotions team. Great hours, great pay, great atmosphere. We want 6 new people by next week! Call today start tomorrow. No Experience required.

YOUTH and ADULTS

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC for a busy logging company in

All Unemployed Start Now!

Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.bc.ca

EDUCATION

HELP WANTED

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

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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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

$100-$400 CASH DAILY

YOUR NEW CAREER as close as your computer. Online Active Aging Fitness Practitioner Certificate. Work with older adult fitness programs, coach master athletes. GPRC Grande Prairie, Alberta. 1888-539-4772; www.gprc.ab.ca

THE ONE - THE ONLY - The One and Only in Canada. Only authorized Harley Davidson Technician Program at GPRC Fairview College Campus. September, 2012. Oncampus residences. 1-888-9997882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

www.rcit.edu

Royal Canadian Institute of Technology Surrey Campus

Vancouver Campus

Tel: 604-588-7248

Tel: 604-879-5676

(Across from Surrey Central Sky Train Stn)

#202 - 10252 City Parkway, Surrey

508 Kingsway, Vancouver

www.blackpress.com

THE NEWS

EDUCATION

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Serving Maple Ridge & Pitt Meadows since 1978

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EDUCATION

Become a Psychiatric Nurse in your own community There is an urgent need for more Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN), particularly outside the urban areas of the province. And with the workforce aging – the average age of a Registered Psychiatric Nurse in BC is 47 years – the number of retirees from the profession is exceeding the number of graduates. Entry-level earnings start at $30.79/hour to $40.42/hour. Train Locally – The only program of its kind in BC, students can learn within their local communities via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements, and some regional classroom delivery. This 23 month program is accredited by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC). Government student loans, Employment & Labour Market Services (ELMS), band funding & other financing options available to qualified applicants.

Toll Free:

1-87-STENBERG www.stenbergcollege.com


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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

CONCRETE & PLACING

300

ARTISTICO CONCRETE All cement work, forming & prep. WCB insured. 30 yrs exp, refs. Free est, Joe 604-908-6143, 931-1684 DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Seniors disc. Friendly, family bus., 40+ yrs. 604-240-3408/604-299-7125

320

ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

257

PETS

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

BUILDING SUPPLIES

STEEL BUILDING - HUGE CLEARANCE SALE! 20X24 $4,658. 25X28 $5,295. 30X40 $7,790. 32X54 $10,600. 40X58 $14,895. 47X78 $19,838. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

RECYCLE-IT!

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

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

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

GARDENING

604.587.5865

A Dream Landscaping. Lawn mowing, hedge trimming, pruning, bark mulch, top soil, turf, yard cleanup. Res/Com. 604-724-4987.

www.recycleitcanada.ca “ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582

GARDEN ROTOTILLING. Is your lawn being destroyed? We are certified to kill Chaffer Beetles. Lawn aeration, Reseeding or Installations. stump grinding, hedge Trimming, tree services. Cell: 778 885-6488

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

PAINT SPECIAL

bradsjunkremoval.com

Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!! 604.

(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

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

RECYCLE YOUR JUNK! Rubbish Removal, Caring for the Earth. Professional Quality Service at Great Rates. 604-787-8782

Interior/Ext Painting. Drywall Repairs. Text Ceiling Repair. Power washing. Free Est. (778)709-1081

359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL

MILANO PAINTING & RENOS. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

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

(6030 248 Street) OPEN Mon - Sun 8-7pm Daily

548

FURNITURE

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

560

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. North Delta. 604-591-9740

REAL ESTATE 627

HOMES WANTED

WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-657-9422

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

SUNDECKS

STAN’S PAINTING

RENTALS

Comm. & Res. BBB, WCB. Kitchen Reno’s & Cabinets

TREE SERVICES 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

Improvements,

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

Call 604-540-6732

338

706

APARTMENT/CONDO

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

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

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

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.

604-787-5915, 604-291-7778

Call 604-421-1235

Tree removal done RIGHT!

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

PETS .Enterprise Plumbing, Heaitng, Gasfitting

STARGATE Plumbing & Heating. Cert. insured. High Quality New Build/Reno/Services. 604-512-4021

341

PRESSURE WASHING POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING

SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE

LANDSCAPING

Alpine Landscaping ◆ ◆ ◆ ◆

Retaining Walls New Lawns Plant Installation Complete Landscape Installation ◆ Renovation Services.

604 - 961 - 8595

1-888-229-0744 or apply at: www.greatcanadianautocredit.com Must be employed w/ $1800/mo. income w/ drivers license. DL #30526

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

DUPLEXES/4PLEXES

N.Surrey104/144. lrg upper 4/Bdrm + loft, fam/rm, skylight 4 appl $1500. ALSO; 3/Bdrm garden lvl 4 appls, $1100. Both incl utils & no dogs. N/S. Refs. 604-649-9099

734

MODULAR HOMES

CARS - DOMESTIC

2001 CHEV CAVALIER, 5spd manual, 4dr, low kms, new aircare, $2000 firm. 604-538-4883 2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING, silver, convertible, 84,000 kms. Auto. Aircared. $4,900. obo. 604-826-0519

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

Call Ian 604-724-6373

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS A YOUNG BROS ROOFING LTD. 10% Discount

Re-roofing & Repairs Specialist asphalt, shingle, cedar, flat Guarnt’d ~ WCB

778 - 896 - 4858

477

PETS

6 beautiful farm raised kittens, ready now, litter trained, in/outdoor. $75/ea. 604-701-1680 BORDER COLLIE PUPPIES P/B. fem. $550 red & white. Vet chk, 1st shots Call 604-250-4360 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 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 Shepherd/Lab X pups, 4 males, 2 females, enjoy kids. $200/each. (604)316-2757

TRUCKS & VANS

750

751

SUITES, UPPER

752

If your income is lower than these ranges call BC Housing 604-433-2218

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

830

MOTORCYCLES

2002 TRIUMPH TROPHY. Low k’s, new battery, runs good. $4,700. Call 604-217-3479; 778-880-0233.

838

RECREATIONAL/SALE

1989 FORD E250 Van Amera camper van, fridge, stove, furn. bathrm. Only 142,000 km. New front brakes. Everything works. $5500 obo: (604)520-6512 2003 21’ WILDWOOD 5th wheel, light weight, a/c, awning, slide-out beaut cond. $12,450/obo. Free storage till May/2012. 604-287-1127

2004 Jayco Eagle 312FKS

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

Front kichen, super slide, island queen, FULLY LOADED. Dealer #9968 Sale Price $14,980

845

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

www.aptrentals.net COQUITLAM, Newer bright, 2 bdrm, very close to SkyTrain & shop. ctr. Inste lndry, prk & strge. July 1. $1290. N/P. 604-773-7398. MAPLE Ridge dntwn Urbano complex, 2 bdrm, 2 bath, inste w/d, f/p, deck, 2 u/g prkg Nr amen NS/NP $1100+util Ref. Immed 604-512-8725

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

NEW WEST 621 Colburne St. 1 Bdrm avail June or July 1. $735 + utils. Updated new suite. No pets Call: 604-454-4540. NEW WESTMINSTER

DORIC MANOR 236 - 8th St. Bachelor, 1, 2 & 3 bdrm suites for rent. Includes heat / hot water and cable. Close to Massey Theatre, Douglas College, Royal City Mall.

Phone: 604-522-9153

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022 #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200

Metal Recycling Ltd. • Cars & Trucks • Scrap Metals • Batteries • Machinery • Lead

Scotty 604-313-1887

Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Ronald James Everett are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claim should be sent to the Executors, care of Harper Grey LLP, 3200 Vancouver Centre, Vancouver, B.C. V6B 4P7 on or before July 23, 2012, after which date the Executors will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executors then has notice.

REPAIRERS LIEN ACT

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

TOP CA$H PAID TODAY For SCRAP VEHICLES!

RONALD JAMES EVERETT, deceased, formerly of New Westminster, British Columbia

The Canada Trust Company and Elaine Carol Cornish, Executors

www.meridianrv.com 604-941-8635

TRANSPORTATION

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of the Deceased: Marion Winnifred Colton, late of 334 - 2855 Sophia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 3L2 Creditors and others having claim against the said estates are required to send full particulars of such claims duly verified to: DAVID COLTON c/o ROYAL TRUST CORPORATION OF CANADA 1055 West Georgia Street, 7th Floor, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4P3 on or before July 16, 2012 after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS RE: The Estate of

Metro Vancouver Housing Co-operation.

AUTO FINANCING

BOATS

1989 GL 1500 HONDA Goldwing 6 cylinder, 1 owner, touring motorcycle, wineberry color. Always kept in garage when not in use. $7200. Ph: 604-852-9529

For further info call 604-451-6075 to view

810

UTILITY TRAILERS

ALUMINUM BOAT WANTED, 10’, 12’ or 14’, with or without motor or trailer, will pay cash, 604-319-5720 NEED A LAWYER MONEY! Selling my 23’ Bitz Day Cruiser w/tandem axle trailer, 454 BB Chev Turbo 400, Coal V Drive w/22% overdrive, frest paint. Too much to list. $5,500. 604-820-1323

TOWNHOUSES

If your income is between $35,640 and $70,000 you could be qualified for market rent.

859

912

Port Coquitlam- N. 2 Bdrm g/l shrd lndry. Nr amens/bus. N/P. Looking for resp tenant. Now. Carport. $900 incl utils. (604)944-1426.

PORT MOODY - HERITAGE MTN. Ravine Drive. 5 Bdrms + lrg office, 3-5 baths, approx. 3000 sq.ft. on 2 floors, gorgeous city view from both floors, dble garage, ensuite with jacuzzi, spacious decks, $2400/mo. 2 Bdrm, lrg w/view, + office space, 1300 sq.ft., insuite w/d, all appls. $1200. Avail July 1. 604-725-4873.

Wanted: 5 Ton, Flatbed truck, 20-24ft. deck. ‘95 & newer. Single axle, 33000 GVW. 250765-8184

MARINE

SUITES, LOWER

Port Moody Furn lge bright 1 bdrm on main Lam flr $1000 cbl/net W/D incl NS/NP Nice view 604-710-3018

1998-CHEV 3500 Dually, 7.6 L., 5 spd w/canopy. Low km, gd running cond, A/C $5000 obo 604-491-7759 2003 FORD WINDSTAR, rebuilt auto trans. Runs exc. Green. $3000 obo. (604)826-0519 2003 GMC 2500 HD, 4x4, extended cab, SLE, red, 140,000km. New tires, exc. cond. $10,500 obo (604)799-0198 2007 FORD F150 XLT 4 X 4, only 73 km, newer tires & brakes, 6 seater. Dark blue, excellent cond. $18,900. Phone 604-858-2949

MOTORCYCLE / UTILITY CARRIER/TRAILER, fits 1-3 bikes, w/ gear box & ramp, hardly used $1175 trades? 778-888-6805.

JUNE SPECIAL Brand New 16’ Wide Modular Homes. From $69,000.00 mark@eaglehomes.ca

MAPLE PLACE TOWERS

PLUMBING

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

300

All Makes, All Models. New & Used Inventory.

818 715

BURNABY

RHYTHMIC RENOVATIONS: Bath/kitch, decks/fencing, int/ext finishing and repairs. 35 years exp, (Sr. discounts) Ph: 604.837.0402 e: rhythmicrenovations@shaw.ca

We Will Pay You $1000

Panorama Court

BURNABY

374

851

GUARANTEED

Auto Loans or

Spacious 2 & 3 Bdrm T/hses

Aluminum patio cover, NO HST Summer Sale. 604-782-9108 www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

1-800-910-6402

With accessible amenities, in safe family oriented communities of, North Burnaby on Burnaby Mountain below Simon Fraser University. Market rents from $990 - $1175 for 2 - 3 bdrm units. Pet friendly. 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

845

www.PreApproval.cc DL# 7557

BURNABY

283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS

Moon Construction Building Services. Your Specialists in; • Concrete Forming • Framing • Siding 604.218.3064

AUTO FINANCING

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

NEW WESTMINSTER

604-856-3626 / 604-855-9351

NOW! is the time to KILL Chaffer Beetles in lawn. Best Prices - Lawn Cutting. Tree Services - Installations.778-885-6488 Leave message

OF Home (604)501-9290

TRANSPORTATION

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

372

MLG ENTERPRISES All Aspects Landscaping & Garden Solutions

810

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

Take 264 St exit off Hwy #1 & follow yellow signs

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

APARTMENT/CONDO

TRANSPORTATION

NEW WESTMINSTER

FRUIT & VEGETABLES

STRAWBERRIES Greenvale Farms 356

LICENSED. Local. Low cost. Home theater, Big/small jobs. Renov. & panel change expert. 604-374-0062

287

706

Opening Soon!

ELECTRICAL

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

RENTALS

The Scrapper

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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

SUSIE’S DRYWALL *Finishing *Texture *Paint *Tile 15% Discount to Seniors 45 & up Call 604-517-0155

281

477

WHIPPET PUPPIES, born May 10, reg’d, housebroken, $750. Please call: (403)210-0884, (403)999-9041 (Calgary)

329 PAINTING & DECORATING

DRYWALL

260

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

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

CHECK CLASSIFIEDS bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

PETS

GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters. $80. 604-240-5362

MOVING & STORAGE

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

PLACING & Finishing * Forming * Site Prep, old concrete removal * Excavation & Reinforcing * Re-Re Specialists 32 Years Exp. Free Estimates.

LANDSCAPING

Greenworks Redevlopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls. Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering, Old Pools Filled in, Irrigation 604-782-4322

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

2010 BMW X5 M 4DR WAGON 8 cyl Gasoline Turbo 4.4 VIN 5YMGY0C51ALK25503 Debtor: Han Guang Owes: $65,760.43+legal,interest and storage fees Sale of vehicle will take place at 11:00am, July 5, 2012 at 7119 Russell Ave, BC Contact: 604.436.2989


A24 NewsLeader Wednesday, June 20, 2012

It All Starts With Fresh Ingredients With a healthy selection and locally sourced produce, meat, and dairy, Habenfresh is proud to serve you as your new neighbourhood grocer!

We’d like to thank you for coming down to our Grand Opening Celebration and helping raise over $350 for One Big Movement!

ONE BIG MOVEMENT

Thank you for helping support the Big Food Drive by One Big Movement and the YWCA.

We’re open to serve you from 8AM - 9PM, 7 days a week!

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