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Bodychecking bounced: Bodychecking in amateur hockey has been put on ice, following overwhelming support last week by the Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association for eliminating the practice at the recreational level.  see page 29

Jail term ‘definitely on the table,’ prosecutor says

Plea expected in hit-and-run fatality Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter

A Surrey man charged in connection with the hit-and-run death of White Rock resident Marilyn Laursen is expected to plead guilty next month to a number of charges. According to Surrey Provincial Court records, Kyle Brandon Danyliuk is scheduled to plead guilty to charges Marilyn Laursen including dangerous driving causing victim death and dangerous driving causing

bodily harm in connection with the May 18, 2011 incident. Prosecutor Brad Kielmann said Thursday that the plea decision was made “fairly recently.” It is not official until it is heard in court. Danyliuk’s next court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 15. Danyliuk was arrested last July 18, two months to the day after Laursen, 56, was struck and killed by a northbound vehicle as she crossed Johnston Road at

Thrift Avenue in White Rock. Police said at the time that the car that hit Laursen had avoided a police stop and sideswiped another northbound vehicle just prior to the incident, which occurred around 9:40 p.m. A suspect vehicle was found abandoned a short time later in the area of 160 Street and King George Boulevard in South Surrey. At its peak, the police investigation into the hit-and-run involved about 40 officers. It was led by Surrey RCMP’s

Serious Crime Unit, and supported by White Rock RCMP, the Integrated Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Service, Integrated Forensic Identification Services and other Lower Mainland police units. Kielmann said if a guilty plea is entered Feb. 15, the next step will be to set a date for sentencing. While he could not speculate on what sentence may result, Kielmann said a jail term is “definitely on the table.”

Pier work defended

Mayor rebuked for staff criticism Dan Ferguson Staff Reporter

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Officers line the entrance to Peace Portal Alliance Church in South Surrey, where helicopter pilot Dave Brolin was remembered Thursday.

Tributes paid to life lost in helicopter crash

Officers, civilians mourn RCMP pilot Sarah Massah Staff Reporter

Dave Brolin knew at age 18 that he wanted to be a helicopter pilot. The Lord Tweedsmuir Secondary alumnus told his dad as much, then quit college to pursue the dream. “He just ran with it and never looked back,” said Cpl. Paul Hayes, recalling a story Brolin’s dad had shared with him in the lead-up to Brolin’s funeral Thursday.

The tale was among several told during the afternoon service at Peace Portal Alliance Church, held nine days after Brolin’s Jan. 17 death. Family, friends and co-workers packed the church to pay tribute to the 46-year-old, a civilian pilot with the RCMP who died shortly after completing a training exercise, when his helicopter crashed near Cultus Lake. He was the craft’s sole occupant. The investigation to determine just what

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caused the helicopter to go down is ongoing. Thursday, as bagpipes played, eight Mounties escorted Brolin’s flag-draped casket past hundreds of mourners, many of them in red serge. Hayes’ tales – compiled from family members’ memories – evoked both tears and laughter. He described Brolin as a man who lived life to the fullest; who loved his family, his profession and his country.  see page 2

One of the White Rock councillors who voted for new lights and arches for the seaside city’s famous pier last year has defended the decision, saying Mayor Wayne Baldwin was wrong to describe it as Wayne Baldwin a “last-minute panic attack.” Al Campbell did not respond at the Jan. 23 council meeting when the new mayor made his remarks, but days later contacted Peace Al Campbell Arch News to comment that Baldwin was “misinformed” about last fall’s situation. “No panic here,” Campbell states in an email received Thursday.  see page 4

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White Rock hires acting CAO A new temporary replacement for White Rock city manager Peggy Clark has been appointed. Dennis Back – former District of North Vancouver city manager and acting city manager for the city of Penticton – will start work on Wednesday, Feb. 1. Mayor Wayne Baldwin announced the

appointment Monday, saying the search for a permanent manager will take a few months. Clark resigned suddenly Dec. 20. Financial services director Sandra Kurylo was named temporary chief administrative officer. During the fall election campaign, Baldwin – a former city manager – had been critical of Clark’s $194,535 in salary and benefits.

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Family, friends remember pilot  from page 1 RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson expressed condolences to BroHe told the packed church of how lin’s wife and children, promising Brolin met his wife, Kirsten – and them that they would always be a how she was, at first, reluctant to part of the “RCMP family.” date him. The two met while workBrolin, who grew up and lived in ing with Blackcomb Aviation in Cloverdale and South Surrey, was Whistler, when Brolin brought in an well-known within the local aviation injured skier. Though sparks flew at community as a talented pilot with the time, Kirsten was hesitant to more than 25 years of experience. pursue a relationship after discoverDave Brolin He was one of a handful of pilots in ing his occupation, Hayes said. B.C. who specialized in flying film Eventually, friends convinced her Brolin was a good guy, and she decided to ask helicopters to capture airborne footage for him to an upcoming Christmas party the next movie and television productions. Those who knew Brolin say he left the movie busitime he brought someone in, Hayes said. “But he didn’t come in again,” Hayes said. ness to work for the RCMP in order to spend “Finally, Dave gave her a call and said, ‘is more time with his family. Born in California, Brolin was a pilot with there something you want to ask me?’” Hayes drew more laughs from the crowd the U.S. Army during Operation Desert when he touched on Brolin’s fondness for Storm before coming to Canada and eventubooking vacation time to be with his family. ally joining the RCMP. He became part of the Mounties’ civilian team in 2006. “We used to call him Holi-Dave,” he said.

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Homeowners weary from assessments Alex Browne Staff Reporter

More cases of anomalous property assessments have emerged in South Surrey – just prior to today’s deadline for appeals to BC Assessment. Kenneth Langton, who lives on Marine Drive, says his assessment notice this year was $1,300,700 – a jump of more than 87 per cent from last year’s figure of $694,700. And Bernie Baumgartel, who lives on the floodplain where Elgin Road crosses the Nicomekl River, has seen his assessment rise nearly 38 per cent, from $1,112,600 to $1,535,400. Both men say that while nearby building has boosted property values, neither is in a position to redevelop their properties to match the pace of adjacent development.

And even though they apply each year for a reduction under the B.C. Assessment Act – which applies to long-term primary residents on lots less than five acres for which there has been no sales transaction in the last 10 years – they say it doesn’t appear to have had an impact this year. But Craig Barnsley, deputy assessor for the South Fraser Region, said this week that it’s possible properties can appreciate in value by a large amount, even if valued as singlefamily residences. “But if the property has met the test (for a reduction), the assessor will evaluate the property on present use and will not take into consideration the development around it,” he said. Barnsley reiterated that the best recourse for any property owner is to call the BC Assess-

ment office before today’s appeal deadline. His statement provides scant relief for Langton and Baumgartel, both of whom have already queried their current assessment. Baumgartel, who has owned his heritage home for 35 years, said he has filed an online complaint, noting the value of his 2.75-acre property has been inflated by development on two sides of his home. Langton, who has lived in his home for 45 years, saw the nature of his neighborhood change dramatically two years ago, when development came “right up to the property line.” While an initial application for relief resulted in a $200,000 reduction, this year’s assessment came in at more than $1.3 million for the 600-square-foot 1943 home, which sits on a 28,000 square-foot (.64 acre) lot.

“The house is valued at $31,000. It’s all about the land,” he said. Langton said a BC Assessment appraiser cited an increase in prices in the area but said his assessment could be knocked down to $965,000 – a 31 per cent increase. But he’s still frustrated. “The property is only worth a lot of money if you want to realize it and move to Sicamous. But my wife has lived here all her life,” he said. “I get a little p----d off because we’ve been living with a municipality that has infilled all the property around us. (BC Assessment) is comparing us with view lots, but the city allowed a 25-foot building in front of me. “I don’t see why we should be compared to the guy next door – we’re penalized because he’s taken a big profit.”

Attacker ‘disappointed’

Three-year rehabilitation for teenager Sheila Reynolds Black Press

The teen who stabbed Surrey dad Sam McGowan – killing him in the summer of 2009 – has been ordered to serve a three-year intensive rehabilitation and custody sentence. He is to spend six months in a youth detention centre, with the rest of the sentence spent in a rehabilitation and counselling program. The 17-yearold, who has already served one month of his prison term and who cannot be identified under the Youth Criminal Justice Act, was convicted Sam McGowan of manslaughter last June and was sentenced in New Westminster Supreme Court Friday morning. He was 15 when he and a buddy committed two robberies, stealing cellphones from teens – including McGowan’s son. McGowan, 42, gave chase, finding the youth hiding behind a tent trailer. McGowan yelled and the teen ran. The youth then turned and plunged a knife into McGowan’s chest, killing him. The youth was charged with second-degree murder, but was found guilty by a jury of the lesser charge of manslaughter. The defence argued he feared for his life. In December, the teen apologized in court: “It’s something I’m going to regret for the rest of my life.” His lawyer, David Tarnow, said Friday that his client, who had no prior criminal record, was “very disappointed” with the sentence because he felt he’d been doing well since his arrest. In court, Justice Laura Gerow said the sentence was not a measure of the value of the victim’s life. “There is nothing this court can do to fix the pain... that Mr. McGowan’s family has suffered.” McGowan’s family said that while the accused did not receive a lot of jail time, six months is more than they expected.

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A pair of dogs check each other out at Freedom Park, an off-leash area near 154 Street and 84 Avenue.

City of Surrey calls for 14 new dog parks by 2021

Canine population leaps and bounds Kevin Diakiw Black Press

Esther Kwan packed her seven-month-old Korean Jindo, J.J., into her car Friday and motored down to Freedom Park, a small, offleash area in Fleetwood. When she arrived, there were five other people with dogs – a small group, as that number sometimes reaches 20. For Kwan, the park is a necessity. Walking J.J. on a leash simply wouldn’t do the trick. “He needs his exercise,” she says. J.J. jumps into the excited cluster of canines, which as a group begin to growl, leap and tumble over each other. The play is an important part of socialization, and it’s a crucial aspect in raising stable and non-aggressive dogs. This type of interaction can’t occur while a pooch is leashed and walking on pavement. The demand for off-leash dog parks, by both man and his best friend, is growing. According to figures from a recent study commissioned by the city, Surrey is home to more than 127,000 dogs, exceeding the human populations of most cities in the region. More than one in four residents (27 per cent) own a dog. The high number of canines creates a large demand on park space,

prompting the city to adopt its second longterm plan for off-leash parks – the City of Surrey 2012-2021 Off-Leash Area Strategy. It follows a 2001-2010 study that called for seven dog parks in Surrey, and now that those are built, the city has endorsed a pooch plan – based on a comprehensive $100,000 study – calling for 14 new dog parks by 2021. Five of those are to be created between 2012 and 2015, located at: Pioneer Greenway (South Surrey); Panorama Park (Newton); a corner of Bear Creek Park (Newton); Fraser View Park (Guildford); and Bolivar Park (Whalley). Those parks have community support for accommodating canines off-leash, with 94 per cent of people at area open houses supporting the need for more dog parks. The study found that 38,000 dog owners visit a dog park every week, and almost 13,000 people said they visit one with their dog every day. That makes for crowded parks, and with the pooch population growing – city staff say there will be 154,000 by 2021 – there’s a need for more off-leash spaces. From 2015 to 2018, Surrey plans to install six more parks at the following sites: a corner of Bakerview Park (South Surrey); Colebrook Park (Panorama Ridge); Bonnie Schrenk Park (Fleetwood); BC Hydro right-of-way, near 184

Street (Cloverdale); Queen Elizabeth Meadows (Whalley); and Joe Brown Park (West Newton). Because of the timeline, Surrey staff plan to undertake another public consultation process to ensure there is enough support for the parks being used for off-leash dogs. “When we get parks that are far enough out in the future, we wouldn’t rely on what I call stale planning information,” said Surrey’s manager of parks Owen Croy. Croy said the city is confident the first park to be constructed this year will be Pioneer Greenway Park, just to the east of the new pedestrian Pioneer Overpass in South Surrey. “It will have a small-dog area, a large-dog area and some other amenity features.” After those are built, three more are to be added between 2018 to 2021 at: Latimer Lake Park (in the southeast corner of Surrey); Forsyth Park (west of 140 Street in the City Centre); and Port Mann Park (at the old landfill site in northeast Surrey). Croy said the creation of more off-leash dog parks is an exciting prospect and expands on a growing use for Surrey parks. “Dog ownership gives people a reason to get out and walk the dog, which not only provides the individual companionship, but outside exercise,” Croy said.


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City did not panic, Campbell says  from page 1 “Staff acted quickly to address a serious safety issue and to ensure a continuation of the pier lighting with as little disruption as possible,” he writes. In Baldwin’s prepared statement last week, he complained the previous council was hurried into a decision to replace the aging lights and should have been given more warning. According to Campbell, waiting wouldn’t have made a difference. “A delay would not have produced any more information, and it would only have served to ensure a dark, closed pier over the Christmas period,” he writes. “(That was) not an option. Council was well aware of the issues

and wisely chose to ensure… pier lighting was restored for our Christmas and winter season.” Campbell notes the money was already set aside for pier maintenance, and that the city had to move quickly to take advantage of federal grant money he estimates was more than $30,000, not the $20,000 cited by the mayor. Campbell also condemned Baldwin’s comments on the way city staff handled the matter. Baldwin – formerly White Rock’s city manager for 23 years – warned “in the future staff must bring forward reports dealing with contractual work in a more timely fashion.” There should be “no more lastminute panic attacks,” he said. “I was surprised that Mayor

Baldwin criticized staff in public,” Campbell writes. “It is one thing to criticize council as part of the political fray because we can respond, staff cannot.” Campbell disputed Baldwin’s charge that council was “disrespectfully denied the opportunity to even discuss whether it was in favour of replacing the temporary Christmas arches with permanent arches – which increased the project cost by at least $200,000.” “The arches were always part of the proposal and (cost) $100,000 not $200,000 as incorrectly stated,” Campbell writes. The mayor made his remarks after receipt of a report explaining the installation missed a Dec. 15 deadline due to a delivery issue.

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news Pedestrian hit A man was hit and killed by a vehicle on King George Boulevard in Newton Wednesday evening. The 49-year-old man was crossing the street at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in the 6500 block of King George Boulevard when a northbound grey Plymouth Neon struck him. Police say drugs, alcohol or speed are not considered to be factors in the accident. There was no crosswalk at the location, and police say the man was inexplicably standing in the lane of traffic.

Weekend blaze A woman is in grave condition after suffering serious injuries as a result of a fire on the weekend. At 10 p.m. Sunday, fire crews were called to a blaze in the 10500block of Arbutus Wynd in Fraser Heights. Two people were home at the time. A 61-year-old man had

been trying to put the The attacker is fire out with a garden described as a Cauhose, assuming his wife casian in his mid- to had made late- 20s. it outside He is clean okay. shaven and Witnesses is about believe the 5’8” with 59-yearan average old woman build. may have editorial@peacearchnews.com Anyone gone back with inforinto the mation is house for her three asked to call Surrey cats, but got trapped in RCMP at 604-599-0502 the blaze. or Crime Stoppers at Police do not believe 1-800-222-8477. the fire was suspicious.

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Sexual assault A weekend sex assault in North Surrey has prompted police to warn women to be extra vigilant. A woman was leaving her place of work at Central City Shopping Centre at about 5:30 p.m. when she was grabbed from behind. A man covered her mouth, shoved her into a car and sexually assaulted her. She managed to break free and screamed, causing the attacker to run away.

Man arrested

A man has been arrested in relation to a shooting this month over what police believe was a dispute over alcohol in Panorama Ridge. Robert Phillips is facing charges for a Jan. 3 shooting in the 12400block of 53 Avenue. The 48-year-old who was shot is expected to make a full recovery. On Jan. 27, Surrey RCMP learned that Phillips, 42, was staying at a home in the 12600block of Old Yale Road. He faces several charges.

Notice of Public Hearings February 6, 2012 NOTICE is hereby given that the Council of the City of White Rock will hold Public Hearings in City Hall COUNCIL CHAMBERS, 15322 Buena Vista Avenue, White Rock, BC, on Monday, February 6, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. in accordance with the Local Government Act. At the Public Hearings, all persons who deem their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaws shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard or to present written submissions reflecting matters contained in the bylaws that are the subject of the Public Hearings. 1) BYLAW 1957:

“Official Community Plan Bylaw, 2008, No. 1837, Amendment No. 9, Bylaw, 2011, No. 1957”

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2) BYLAW 1958:

“White Rock (Lyons Apartment) Land Use Contract No. 55 Authorization Bylaw, 1978, No. 691, Amendment (15281 Royal Avenue) Bylaw, 2011, No. 1958”

CIVIC ADDRESS: 15281 Royal Avenue (See Site Map #1 Below) PURPOSE:

Bylaw 1958 proposes to amend “White Rock (Lyons Apartment) Land Use Contract No. 55 Authorization Bylaw, 1978, No. 691” to allow the conversion of the existing storage area to a one bedroom apartment. Further details may be obtained from the City’s Planning and Development Services Department at City Hall.

Should you have any comments or concerns you wish to convey to Council and you cannot attend the public hearings, please submit in writing to the City Clerk by 4:30 p.m., Monday, February 6, 2012. You may forward your submissions by: • mailing or delivering to the City Clerk’s Office at White Rock City Hall, 15322 Buena Vista Avenue, White Rock, B.C. V4B 1Y6; or • faxing to 604.541.9348; or • e-mailing the City Clerk at tarthur@whiterockcity.ca with “Bylaw No. 1957 or Bylaw No. 1958” typed in the subject line. Please note that Council may not receive further submissions from the public or interested persons concerning the application after the Public Hearings are concluded. Copies of the proposed bylaws along with associated reports may be inspected in the City Clerk’s Office at White Rock City Hall, 15322 Buena Vista Avenue, White Rock, BC, from Tuesday, January 24, 2012 to Monday, February 6, 2012 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., excluding weekends and statutory holidays. Tracey Arthur City Clerk

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magine, if you will, that Sir Humphrey Appleby, the comically manipulative civil servant played by Nigel Hawthorne in the British television series, Yes, Minister, gave up his behind-the-scenes maneuvering to be elected to government. It would be very bad news for any civil servant who tried to do what he used to, namely pulling the wool over the eyes of elected politicians who are supposedly his masters. No one is better qualified to understand the machinations of the public service than a former public servant. While he may be a far cry from Sir Humphrey, it should come as no surprise that the newly elected mayor of White Rock, Wayne Baldwin, is closely interested in the way city staff follows procedure, considering he served 23 years as city manager before he retired in 2006. Baldwin has been openly critical of the way the previous mayor and council approved the funding of new lights and arches for the city’s famous pier last fall, saying it was “poorly processed.” Staff, Baldwin said, resurrected a project that had failed to win budget approval by suddenly turning it into what he called an “alleged” safety issue. The result, he said, was that construction proceeded on an “unrealistically tight” timeline. Baldwin has warned that, in future, staff will be expected to follow “strictly” tendering procedures, which require more advance notice. As Baldwin made his remarks, the man who got the pier overhaul approved, director of engineering and municipal operations Rob Thompson, sat mum without making any attempt to defend his actions, because he isn’t allowed to. That is something the mayor should recognize, as Coun. Al Campbell pointed out in an email last week to Peace Arch News. “I was surprised that Mayor Baldwin criticized staff in public, especially given his staff experience,” Campbell said. “It is one thing to criticize council as part of the political fray because we can respond, staff cannot.” The new mayor has also served notice that he will be taking a hard look at the system of committees set up to give advice to the mayor and councillors, with a view to making the system more efficient by eliminating some and restricting others. Whether watching White Rock council meeting live or as recorded on community television, it might just be an interesting year to stay tuned. Yes, mayor?

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eachers in parts of B.C. wore managed to get their teaching credentials black on Friday to mark the restored. 10th anniversary of legislation that After the legislature resumes sitting, their union insists “stripped” their “right” conflict-weary parents can expect to hear of new legislation to address the to control staffing levels in public class size and special needs support schools. Tom Fletcher This crucial management tool issue. And there will likely also be was abruptly taken back in 2002 an imposed contract, with the twoyear “net zero” wage mandate that by the BC Liberal government’s has already been accepted by most huge majority. Too abruptly, other government unions. according to a B.C. Supreme Court judge last year. After months of fruitless meetings, political posturing and workThe court decision stemmed to-rule action, the BCTF finally from a landmark Supreme tabled a revised contract offer last Court of Canada ruling that led to $80 million in compensaweek, typically by staging a news tion for contract-breaking in the conference in Vancouver before sharing the offer with the governB.C. health-care support sector ment’s bargaining agent. at around the same time. It called for wage increases of In the B.C. Teachers’ Federation case, the judge gave the provincial govern- three, six and six per cent, plus benment a year to consult and come up with efit improvements that tinkered with the a replacement to the offending legislation, breathtakingly extravagant demands the which will then cease to be in effect. That union tabled last year. The BCTF estimated the package would year is running out, with no more progress being made than the talks to replace cost a mere $300 million in the first year. the BCTF’s expired union contract. “Show your work,” my math teachers used The pattern of all this is drearily famil- to tell me, but the BCTF didn’t show its iar. The B.C. government has already calculations. Union officials dismissed the tabled legislation to wrest control of B.C. Public School Employers’ Associateacher discipline away from the union, tion’s $2 billion cost estimate of the their after an outside expert found that a con- initial demands as “enormously inflated,” victed drug dealer and a sex offender had but didn’t show how or by how much.

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yes 77% no 23% 460 responding BCPSEA crunched what numbers the union gave them in the new proposal, and came up with a first-year cost of nearly $500 million. The BCTF, again to the media rather than at the bargaining table, allowed that its total package would cost $565 million. Again, no calculations were produced. BCPSEA estimates the union’s proposal would cost an additional $880 million over three years. And that’s not counting the union’s demand for $300 million a year to reduce class sizes and increase special needs support staff. Teachers are still being compensated under the final terms of a contract that provided 16 per cent in wage increases over five years, in the midst of a harsh recession. And here’s a fun math fact. With percentage wage increases, three plus six plus six doesn’t equal 15. It’s closer to 16, because later raises are calculated on a larger base. So on wages alone, the BCTF wants the same in three years that it just got in five, at a time when private sector unions take layoffs and wage cuts, and the province is billions in the red. The president of the Langley Teachers’ Association went on CKNW radio and succinctly summed up the BCTF’s position. Raise income taxes across the board. Gordon Campbell cut everyone’s taxes by 25 per cent in 2001, and cut education to pay for it. They’re still fighting the 2005 election. Tom Fletcher is legislative reporter and columnist for Black Press and BCLocalnews.com tfletcher@blackpress.ca The Peace Arch News is a member of the British Columbia Press Council, a self-regulatory body governing the province’s newspaper industry. The council considers complaints from the public about the conduct of member newspapers. Directors oversee the mediation of complaints, with input from both the newspaper and the complaint holder. If talking with the editor or publisher does not resolve your complaint about coverage or story treatment, you may contact the B.C. Press Council. Your written concern, with documentation, should be sent within 45 days to B.C. Press Council, 201 Selby street, Nanaimo, B.C., V9R-2R2. For information, phone 888-687-2213 or go to www. bcpresscouncil.org


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When in doubt, post the note Editor: Thank you for letting people know it’s possible to avoid getting a smart meter right away simply by informing BC Hydro and posting a note on your meter. Faced with thousands of reports of ill health effects and complaints regarding the surveillance capabilities and security vulnerabilities of smart meters, utilities commissions in more and more North American jurisdictions are reversing policy and ensuring citizens the right to keep their analog meter, or sometimes to choose a safer phone line-connected smart meter. People in B.C. will eventually also gain the freedom to decide for themselves if they want to take the privacy and health risks. BC Hydro contractors Corix Utilities are destroying the analog meters as fast as they replace them. If you’re not 100 per cent sure that you want a smart meter, it might be an idea to download a sign from Citizens for Safe Technology and put it up. My guess is, it will be easier and less expensive just to keep your old meter than to wait in line for BC Hydro to find you a new analog meter and schedule a retrofit. Ed Rubin, Surrey

fought for and built this country on. Issue three: teachers are not spoiled, rich workers; there is a $20,000 discrepancy with the rest of Canada. We are not overpaid for what we do – on average, teachers work 10 hours per week above contractual hours. During reporting, that doubles (Surrey Teacher Association survey). We are not just there to make money, but to make kids the best that they can be. Society makes choices; choose our future, not corporate tax savings. Lastly: the BCTF is a social justice union – it is democratic – it is teachers, not some leftist political entity as some papers and unionhaters, at times, brand it. Actions are taken after consulting locals and surveying members. This past weekend, the representative assembly took place. Teachers debated their next step in bargaining. Any decisions by the assembly will be voted on again by every single teacher. When you stand with teachers, you stand for quality public education and society’s future, before it’s too late! Neovi Patsicakis, Surrey Special Education Teacher and Parent

Silver lining to GHG nightmare Editor: Our modern lives would be unimaginable without electricity, and equally unimaginable without the communication and information technologies we’ve all come to know and love. But what most people probably never stop to think about is the fact that the lion’s share of electricity generated worldwide, which powers all this technology, comes from burning old-fashioned coal. People might therefore be shocked to know that the world’s communications and information technology sector now rivals the airline industry in terms of carbon and other greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. But there’s a potential silver lining to this carbon nightmare, because the information and communications technology that consumes so much electricity also makes it possible to put information and files, and make use of software, on remote computer servers that can be accessed from anywhere in

the world. Thus, if a significant percentage of the world’s computer servers and related equipment was physically moved to places like B.C. where we have an abundance of clean, renewable energy, those servers could be powered minus the burning of coal and be free of carbon and other greenhouse gas emissions. In fact, it’s actually a lot easier to transmit bits of data than it is to transmit electricity, and that simple fact represents a golden opportunity for B.C. Moving bits of data could open up B.C.’s renewable energy resources to the world in a way that is not possible with clean electricity alone. Bits of data can flow easily between B.C. and any place in the world, whereas B.C.-generated clean electricity can only flow to places physically connected to B.C.’s transmissions grid. Relocating the world’s computer servers to B.C., the clean energy capital of the world, could therefore add a whole new dimension to our province’s growing clean energy offerings and result in economic diversity while spurring new job creation in communities that could greatly benefit from it. Charles Davis, White Rock

Teacher issue multi-faceted Editor: Issue one: Bills 27 and 28 broke the collective agreement 10 years ago and resulted in the loss of classsize and composition guarantees. The laying off of thousands of teachers and specialists followed. For 10 years, children have not been given the service they deserve. Packed classes, hallways, dangerous workshops and labs are ignored. So are special needs students and second-language learners. Improvements in our working conditions mean better learning for children. Teachers had fought hard for improvements, giving up salary. Issue two: teachers are not being respected; hard-earned rights such as seniority and transfer procedures are threatened, along with choice in professional development. The government only briefly consults parents and teachers via the Internet to pass an idealistic, impossible new education plan, perhaps costing billions to implement. which may result in further teacher cuts and impersonal computerized learning. You, the public, must stop the cuts, speak out with teachers, call us up, write, tweet and tell this government that they cannot ignore a court decision. Fix Bills 28 and 29 and restore teachers’ bargaining rights. How sad when teachers in this province are denied the simple right to strike, which Canadian workers

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Small businesses like those along Marine Drive need encouragement, not frustration, writes Ron Eves.

Let voters guide the city’s future Editor: Re: Centres grow from history, Jan. 17 letters. A recent letter to the editor challenged the very existence and culture of the City of White Rock. I am confident that the citizens of White Rock are generally a proud lot, and happy being distinct from other jurisdictions with a past that commenced in the early 1900s. The City of White Rock is truly a gem in one of the most southerly points of the Lower Mainland. It has a spectacular view of Semiahmoo Bay, including an international boundary which is something developers have been eyeing for many years. My visits to Marine Drive weekly indicate a high mortality rate for small business, the small engine that drives commerce in general. White Rock as a whole seems to have many unresolved issues that prohibit it from becoming an all-season retreat comparable to the

City of West Vancouver and their Dundarav. I suspect they are somewhat the handiwork of special interest groups left unchallenged that wish resistance to a vibrant small business community on Marine Drive. The City of White Rock must work on a more comprehensive long-term plan with a watchful eye on developers. Efforts this term must be to embrace and encourage small business, not frustrate small merchants and the public alike with suffocating parking regulations during fall and winter months. There are those who may feel that Granville and Robson is the best reference point towards defining what the City of White Rock should be. I advance that it best be left to those elected at the polls by voters, and not developers and special interest groups. Ron Eves, White Rock

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hen the revamped White Rock Museum and Archives opened its doors last year, there was just one downside to public reaction to the first show, the travelling exhibit Aliens Among Us. As fascinating as the survey of invasive species of flora and fauna in B.C. was, for some it just didn’t have that local ‘zing’ to it to reaffirm one of the museum’s mandates – as a showcase of White Rock’s own history. No such criticism can be levelled at the current show, Emergency and Everyday Assistance: A History of Fire Rescue In White Rock. Created by collections and exhibits co-ordinator Jasmine Moore, in partnership with White Rock Fire Rescue – with a strong assist from museum community historian Hugh Ellenwood and a variety of eager volunteers – the show is a fitting tribute to the firefighters who have been inextricably linked with the evolution of the community from its pioneer days. Detailed information – and a wealth of memorabilia and artifacts – contributed by retired White Rock fire chief Peter Duke, current fire chief Phil Lemire and Scott Booth, local president of Alex Browne photos the International Association of Clockwise from left: White Rock Museum and Archives’ Jasmine Moore shows off a 1957 fire helmet; a Firefighters, are complemented modern-day protective suit; and, memorabilia from a fire that threatened White Rock Elementary. by the museum’s archival photographs and artifacts from wooden pioneer stores and the flames and thick black smoke 1980s – the language helps create the permanent collection to create residences – that have tested the issuing from the building, the a real sense of the times,” Moore a multi-faceted picture of the mettle of the community, defined parking lot across the street at the said. impact of firefighting, and other its resilience and lingered in the Great Northern station is full of Similarly, the historic eras of the emergency services, on White collective memory. what are now considered classic fires that threatened the original Rock. Photographs of the daylight cars, while shirt-sleeved residents White Rock school in 1918, and “And we do have conflagration that and summer visitors gawk from destroyed the Central Hotel and ❝It gets people to severely damaged the quite a lot of artifacts the safety of the boardwalk. many businesses in 1930 and that have been Along with such materials, the Blue Moon Dance Pavilion see the impact of Army Navy Airforce donated from the fire Veterans’ Hall on Moore has provided a written in 1931, are evoked by carefully fires...❞ department over the Washington Avenue timeline of key fire and safetychosen artifacts, such as children’s Jasmine Moore years,” Moore noted. (now Marine Drive) on related events from the pioneer toys and school books, old luggage Far more than Aug. 17, 1956, are part of days to the present, plus a series of and a portable gramophone. political platitudes and longthe display and they paint a vivid ‘Did You Know?’ panels offering “It gets people to see the forgotten photo opportunities, it picture of a vanished era. little-known facts. impact of the fires and imagine has been the unexpected disasters While members and volunteers “We’ve also included quotes themselves into the time period,” – particularly the blazes that with the White Rock-Sunnyside from newspapers for the more she said. ripped through highly flammable Fire Committee fight to control significant fires from 1910 to the And while the exhibit has a lot

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When disaster struck Japan in March 2011, news channels around the world focused on the plight of the people who were searching for loved ones. Donations were quickly set up, relief was organized and the prayers of people from all over the world were sent to the people of Japan. With updates on the status of the Japanese people streaming in every hour, Vincent Eagle’s then 12-year-old son only had one question. “He looked at me and he said, ‘Look at all the money going to save the people. What happens to their pets?’” Eagle said. The question hit home for the Ocean Park resident, and as more pictures of animals stuck in the disaster-riddled country came on the television screen in the days following the earthquake and tsunami, Eagle was spurred into action. “It played on me for a bit. I began to do a bit of research and talked to some people about what we could do,” he said. “It took a long time to get together, we didn’t just hop onto our white horses and spear some dragons. There was a lot of conversation.” The result of the conversations was Pet Rescue Worldwide, an organization solely dedicated to caring for animals in disaster zones. Eagle said he was partly inspired by White Rock resident, Chizue Lister, who travelled to Japan after the disaster to find and care

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604-541-2199. ■ White Rock Community Policing and Leisure Services are co-sponsoring public safety workshops for seniors. Presentations are at the White Rock Community Centre from 9:30-11 a.m. and are free, but pre-registration is required. Feb. 10 and March 14, the topic will be Personal Safety; Feb. 15, the topic is fraud, don’t be a victim. Call 604-541-2199 to register. The Kent Street Activity Centre, located at 1475 Kent St., is open to persons 55 years of age or better. New members are welcome. For more information on activities, programs and volunteer opportunities call the Centre at 604-541-2231.

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N OT I C E O F P U B L I C H E A R I N G - M O N DAY, F E B R U A RY 6 , 2 012 The Council of the City of Surrey will hold a Public Hearing pursuant to the provisions of the Local Government Act, in the Council Chamber at City Hall, 14245 - 56 Avenue, Surrey, BC, on Monday, February 6, 2012, commencing at 7:00 p.m. Surrey Land Use Contract No. 581, Authorization By-law, 1978, No. 5761, as amended, Discharge By-law, 2012, No. 17577 Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17578 Application: 7911-0191-00 CIVIC ADDRESS: 8555, 8557, 8565, 8585, 8591 and 8593 - 132 Street APPLICANT: Hook & Ladder Pub Ltd., Western Pride Developments Ltd., Frank Nosek, Universal Fitness Centre Ltd. and Ellard Whalen c/o Rick Lang 8561 - 132 Street, Surrey, BC V3W 4N8 PROPOSAL: By-law 17577 To discharge Land Use Contract No. 581 from the site to allow the underlying “Highway Commercial Industrial Zone (CHI)” to regulate the site. By-law 17578 To rezone the site from “Highway Commercial Industrial Zone (CHI)” to “Comprehensive Development Zone (CD)”. The purpose of the Land Use Contract discharge and rezoning is to permit a wider range of office uses, general service uses, retail uses and assembly hall. B. Permitted Uses for By-law 17578 The Lands and structures shall be used for the following uses only, or for a combination of such uses: 1. Light impact industry. 2. General service uses limited to the following: (a) Driving schools; (b) Industrial equipment rentals; (c) Taxi dispatch offices; (d) Industrial first aid training; (e) Trade schools; (f) Business schools; and (g) Custom upholstery and repair of furniture. 3. Warehouse uses. 4. Distribution centres. 5. Office uses limited to the following: (a) Architectural and landscape architectural offices; (b) Engineering and surveying offices; (c) General contractor offices; (d) Government offices; and (e) Utility company offices. 6. Neighbourhood pub. 7. Liquor store, permitted only in conjunction with a “liquor-primary” licensed establishment, with a valid license issued under the regulations to the Liquor Control and Licensing Act, R.S.B.C. 1996,

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chapter 267, s. 84, as amended. Accessory uses limited to the following: (a) Coffee shops provided that the seating capacity shall not exceed 35 and the said coffee shop is not licensed by the Liquor Control and Licensing Act, R.S.B.C. 1996, chapter 267, as amended. (b) Recreation facilities, excluding go-kart operations, drag racing and rifle ranges; (c) Community services; and (d) Assembly halls limited to churches, provided that: i. The church does not exceed a total floor area of 700 square metres (7,500 sq. ft.); ii. The church accommodates a maximum of 300 seats; and iii. There is not more than one church within a strata plan.

DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT To vary “Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000”, as amended, Part 16, Section F, and Part 17D, Section H, as follows: (a) To reduce the minimum rear yard from 7.5 metres (25 ft.) to 4.8 metres (15.7 ft.) for proposed Lot 17, in order to retain an existing house; and (b) To permit tandem parking, accessed from the rear lane, either in a garage, carport or outside on a parking pad for Lots 1-14, 16 and 18. The purpose of the rezoning and development variance permit is to permit subdivision into 18 lots, 3 RF and 15 RF-9C (Future Lot 11 will be purchased by the City for the South Newton Greenway). DEVELOPMENT LOCATION MAP BY-LAW 17581

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Additional information may be obtained from the Planning & Development Department at (604) 591-4441.

Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17581 Application: 7911-0147-00 CIVIC ADDRESS: 14133, 14135 and 14143 - 60 Avenue APPLICANT: James Lamb, Sylvia Tymos, 0775372 BC Ltd., Graham and Kimberly Voth c/o Coastland Engineering & Surveying Ltd. (Michael Helle) #101, 19292 - 60 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3S 3M2 PROPOSAL: Block A To rezone portions of 14133, 14135 and 14143 - 60 Avenue from “One Acre Residential Zone (RA)” to “Single Family Residential Zone (RF)”. Block B To rezone portions of 14133, 14135 and 14143 - 60 Avenue from “One Acre Residential Zone (RA)” to “Single Family Residential (9) Coach House Zone (RF-9C)”.

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Copies of the by-law(s), development variance permit, supporting staff reports and any relevant background documentation may be viewed in the “Notices” section of the City of Surrey website at www.surrey.ca or inspected at the City Hall, Monday through Friday (except statutory holidays) between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. from Tuesday, January 24, 2012 to Monday, February 6, 2012. All persons who believe their interest in property will be affected by the proposed by-law(s)/ development variance permit shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing on matters contained in the by law(s)/development variance permit. Should you have any concerns or comments you wish to convey to Council, please fax to 604-591-8731, email clerkswebmail@surrey.ca, or submit in writing to the City Clerk at 14245 56 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3X 3A2, no later than Monday, February 6, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. Please note that Council may not receive further submissions from the public or interested persons concerning these applications after the Public Hearing has concluded. Jane Sullivan City Clerk


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eddings are a whirlwind of memories, from the first kiss as a married couple to the first dance. But getting to that stage can take a lot of work. Two major factors to consider when you start is vision and budget, says Jaclyn Helle, owner and principal planner of 6Pence Wedding Planning and Design. Most brides have a vision of what they want their day to look like, whether it’s intimate or grand, colourful and bright or white and simple, rustic or chic and modern, the list goes on. But getting to that vision means having a well thought out budget. Although it is traditional for the bride’s parents to provide the budget, more and more couples are paying for their own weddings with some help from parents. Regardless, Helle suggests sitting down with the people in control of the budget to explain the vision and come to an agreement that works for everyone. “Once that is done, you can get to the fun stuff... Planning!” she said. Helle’s approach to wedding planning is “anything and everything” including do-ityourself projects (which are becoming popular for those who are budget-conscious) or selecting vendors and venues. Planners like Helle typically have connections with various vendors which can help when choosing flowers, food and music. Having an experienced person guide the process eases the stress on a couple, allowing them to focus on what’s really important: the journey to marriage. As for trends, Helle admits she is not a fortune teller, but she has a passion for weddings, and has some suggestions for newly engaged couples. “If I were to guess what this year’s trends would be, I would say balance,” she said. “Making a ballroom feel intimate or making a ranch wedding glamourous; it is the balance between glamour and girl-nextdoor.” And for those who are sticklers for the rules, Helle says slowly all those sticky dos and don’ts for weddings are being let go. “It is no longer expected you will have bridesmaids in the same dresses, hide from the groom before the ceremony or have a Saturday wedding,” she said. Having a more open mind to how the wedding can look helps to reflect a couple through the big day. But don’t completely throw tradition away, Helle says. “The one thing I love to keep traditional is etiquette. Amongst everybody’s busy lives, simple things like a handwritten mailing address on the invitation or a thank you card is simply the right way to do it.”

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working professional, opposed to someone who takes photos as a hobby. For a professional photographer, there is a constant need to manage time and make sure they remain inconspicuous so as not to draw away from the couple and their family, she said. Another huge factor in hiring a photographer is making sure you get along, she says. “Make sure the photographer gets to know you and vice versa, that way you can make sure the day of the wedding is really organized and everything is timed to a tee,� she said, adding that she usually does a run through for her clients. It’s also important to have candid photos. From her experience, Thiessen’s best shots have been the ones showcasing the couple’s true personality. And if you do find someone you like, it’s important you book them well in advance. According to Thiessen, a photographer specializing in wedding photos can be booked a good year in advance.

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Thanking your wedding party When you start planning your wedding, it’s a relief to know you have a close group of friends making up the wedding party to fall back on for help. There are many ways to repay your dedicated bridesmaids and groomsmen for their support, from beautiful jewelry to gifts for your foodie friends. Over at Rochell’s Jewelry in Semiahmoo Shopping Centre, Amin recommends one of the hundreds of Swarovski crystal items they have in stock. As the official retailer for the brand, the store has an unbeatable selection, from Swarovski crystal figurines to jewelry and everything in between. At Natalia Jewellers in Morgan Crossing, Corey has a wide selection of gifts to give the wedding party to fit all budgets. From diamond and gold necklaces and earrings starting as low as $29 to cubic zirconia and silver jewelry starting at $5.99. Some suggestions for pieces include gemstone pendants and matching earrings – especially if a bride chooses a gemstone

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colour to match the bridesmaids’ dresses. According to Corey, the stones are relatively budget-friendly and can be set in yellow or white gold or silver depending on the colours and tones the bride wants. Another gift idea is the classic and elegant pearl, which is a great fit for most weddings, Corey said. “They complement, for the most part, any shade of bridesmaids dresses a bride chooses,” he said. “A pearl can be worn forever afterwards, whether it’s worn with a pair of blue denims, a dressy sweater, a classic cardigan or even a little black dress.” For the men, watches are a great gift, with the bride and grooms name and the special date engraved on the watch - adding the personal touch makes a special keepsake for members of the wedding party. For groomsmen, Corey suggests tie clips and cufflinks, either in silver or stainless steel. Almost all the items at Natalia Jewellers can be engraved, including flasks and lighters. But if your friends are more on the foodie side, Kitchen Therapy has a plethora of gift ideas. Some staff suggestions include items from their Ritzenhoff line. The quirky colours and designers of the European brand make for a unique gift your friends and family will be able to not only enjoy but use. The collection at Kitchen Therapy include bright and funky espresso cups and saucers for coffee drinkers, piggie banks – with patterns including cheetah print and stripes – and beautifully embellished wine glasses all for less than $80. Speaking of wine glasses, Kitchen Therapy also has aerators and decanters for the winelovers in your wedding party, as well.

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“People love it because it’s so easy. Everything is taken care of – the food, the flowers and the photographers,” she said. After the agent initiates contact with the bride and the co-ordinator, it is up to the bride and groom to hash out the finer details. For those who are planning a honeymoon, Marlin Travels has a honeymoon registry so guests can contribute to the honeymoon. But there are some things that have to be considered when marrying in another country, said Snow. For example, in the Dominican Republicm, all the documenation needs to be translated into Spanish and there is only one company that can do it in Toronto. In Mexico, there is a requirement of a blood test, although Snow admits she is not sure exactly why, she thinks it may be to ensure the couple is not related. “Each destination has it’s own quirks,” she said. One thing that definitely helps when it comes to booking your wedding is to book in advance, Owens said. She recommends at least one year to ensure everything is organized in time for the special day.

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Kwantlen series Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s music department presents a series of Wednesday classical and jazz concerts, Music At Midweek, 12:15-1 p.m. at the Langley campus (20901 Langley By-pass.) This Wednesday (Feb. 1), the featured artists are Edison Quintana and Jane Hayes, piano. Upcoming concerts feature student composers (Feb. 8), performance majors (Feb. 15), the Kwantlen Chamber Singers (Feb. 22) and the Kwantlen Jazz Band (Feb. 29).

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First show of the year in the current White Rock Players Club season at Coast Capital Playhouse (1532 Johnston Rd.) is Norm Foster’s Drinking Alone, directed by Susanne de Pencier, running Feb. 8-25. Relying on the grand old standby of playwriting – the family reunion – Foster’s situation comedy centres on the uneasy meeting of two adult children with their long-estranged father Ivan (Players Club veteran Roger Currie) – with new wife, Phyllis (Sheila Keating) in tow – after 15 years of virtually no contact. The daughter, Carrie (newcomer Sarah Green), an apparently successful TV news reader, is tee-

tering on the edge of being an alcoholic, just like the mother to whose not-so-tender mercies their father abandoned them. The son, Joe (Terry Thomas), is an unambitious man who runs the family’s moribund drycleaning business. In an attempt to convince his father he’s not a loser, he hires an escort, Renee (Vanessa Klein), to masquerade as his fiancee. And that’s the source of many of the laughs in the show: cautioned not to say much about the couple’s history together, the chatty Renee can’t stop herself from weaving an elaborate tapestry of fantasy. Evening performances are at 8 p.m. Wednesday to Saturday, with

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Edwin Drood Three players well known to local audiences – Emma Rendell (who played the title role in Impromptu Theatre’s 2008 Thoroughly Modern Millie), and James Walker and Mike Wild (who have both played leads in Fraser Valley Gilbert Sullivan Society shows) – lend their talents to Fighting Chance Productions’ upcoming production of Rupert Holmes’ Tony Award-winning musical, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, which runs Feb. 18 to March 3 at

Vancouver’s Metro Theatre. Rendell plays the role of Helena Landless, Walker appears as Durdles and Wild is cast as Rev. Crisparkle in this “wildly warm hearted theatrical experience” offered by Fighting Chance (their Nunsense was well-received in a White Rock run last year at Coast Capital Playhouse) which reinvents Charles Dickens’ unfinished novel as a flamboyant show put on by the resident troupe of the Music Hall Royale. The story within the story is Dickens’ melodrama of John Jasper, a Jekyll-and-Hyde church choirmaster who is passionately obsessed with his student Miss Rosa Bud. She, however, is engaged to Jasper’s nephew Edwin Drood – until he disappears mysteriously one stormy Christmas Eve. Musical direction is by Vashti Fairbairn and choreography is by Dawn Ewen. Tickets range from $10 to $30 and are available at the door, online at www.ticketstonight.ca or by calling 604-684-2787. To find out more, visit www. fightingchanceproductions.ca

Lache Cercel Geoff Giffin and Wendy Bollard’s Peninsula Productions adds to its reputation as a presenter of quality concerts with

a special early Valentine – an evening of ‘gypsy jazz’ and eclectic world music with violin virtuoso Lache Cercel and his Roma Swing Ensemble, Feb. 10, 8 p.m. at First United Church (15385 Semiahmoo Ave.). One of Romania’s premier classical musicians before he settled in Canada in 1998, Cercel and his collaborators, including well known guitarist Don Ogilvie and bassist Sam Schoichet, are not just honouring the traditions established by violinist Stephane Grappelli and guitarist Django Reinhardt in the 1930s, but also pioneering a new genre of world music drawing on influences from around the world combined with advanced jazz chord progressions. Tickets ($25) are available at Tapestry Music, online at tickets. surrey.ca or by calling 604-5015566.

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she said. “It is the best move I have ever made.” Just a short ways from beautiful beaches, shops, restaurants and the Peace Arch Border crossing, the retirement residence – located at 1222 King George Blvd. – offers a variety of lifestyle options for the young at heart. The 110 suites in the four-storey building include one- and twobedroom full-service rental suites (which include breakfast, lunch and dinner), as well as condominiums where residents can cook for themselves or choose to eat in the  see page 27


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■ White Rock and District Garden Club welcomes new members to our next meeting at 2 p.m. on Feb. 14 at Cranley Hall, 2141 Cranley Dr. Information: Eileen Davidson 604-538-0496. ■ Successful Aging Fraser Health Home Health offering two-hour “Successful Aging” info session. Feb. 15, 1–3 p.m. at Active Living Centre1475 Anderson St. Next to Centennial Arena. No need to register, but space is limited to first 30. Please come early to avoid disappointment. ■ Rosen movement-flowing joint mobilization every Wednesday, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Ocean Park Community Hall, 1577 128 St. Drop in, by donation. Info: Pat Hepper RMT 604-535-3685 ■ Free Workshops offered by White Rock Community Policing, including mature driving work shops, fraud workshops and personal safety. For information, call 778-593-3611. ■ Senior Friday Friendship (55+) every Friday, includes a hot lunch and musical performance at White Rock Baptist Church, 1657 140 St. Lunch: noon. Info: 604-531-2344. ■ Seniors old time dancing to

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A great fit for ‘all lifestyles’ coffee, tea and other refreshments any  from page 25 time of the day. dining room. Crescent Gardens also features an There is also a 75-bed complex-care activity room, library, billiard room, floor with 24-hour nursing care, that workshop, beauty salon, a multi-purpose includes 53 government-funded beds as room and Crescent Gardens’ hidden well as 22 private-pay beds for respite, gem – a beautiful large courtyard garden palliative and complex care. located in the heart of the building. Another addition to the exemplary When the weather warms up, the care already offered is that Crescent garden becomes a hub of activity, with Gardens is now providing registered barbecues, entertainment and special assisted living that includes medication events. There are beautiful mature trees reminders and assistance with personal providing shady relief during those hot care, says Victoria Jackson, Crescent summer days. Gardens’ marketing manager. The residents enjoy their very own “It’s very exciting. This care means greenhouse which is maintained by that our independent residents can stay residents with green thumbs. independent for longer,” she said. “In the spring and summer it has It’s all about choices in lifestyle offered a spectacular array of flowers and at Crescent Gardens. hanging baskets, a plethora of colour for “We have residents who live everyone to enjoy,” Victoria independently in a rental “There is a very good said. or condo and their spouse Tony Wood, a selfis on the third floor living feeling of looking out described people-person, in complex care just for one another." moved into Crescent an elevator ride away,” Tony Wood Gardens in 2003 and said Victoria said. “That’s resident he is most impressed by the how the building was geniality of the residents. designed – to encompass “There is a very good feeling of looking all lifestyles.” out for one another,” he said. Because of the inclusive design of Tony, also known as the resident the building, residents, management “bartender extraordinaire,” is actively and staff build strong relationships. involved in events and programs at The management and staff live and Crescent Gardens, like many of the work by the Chartwell values of residents. He tends the bar at the twiceRespect, Empathy, Service Excellence, weekly happy hour and is often master Performance, Education, Commitment of ceremonies for special events. and Trust. After eight years at Crescent Gardens, And those core values can be seen Tony said he knows he made the right in all of the activities offered, from decision to move from his Fleetwood wellness and fitness classes to cranium home, although he admits it wasn’t an crunch groups. Crescent Gardens’ easy one at the time. lifestyle program manager, Laura Van After realizing he didn’t want to live Straaten, the facilitator of residents, isolated and alone anymore, he moved plans events and activities on a daily to the retirement community, where he basis for all of the residents to enjoy. always has someone to talk to. Crescent Gardens has an array of For Victoria the friendships and bonds choices in activities for those who between the staff and residents is a choose to live a social, healthy active source of pride. lifestyle. “That’s what makes the residents “I am a firm believer in personal happy,” she said. empowerment for all our residents,” “Ask the residents and they will tell Laura said. Through the main doors is an open and you the key words to describe Crescent Gardens are social, fun and laughter, spacious lounge with large windows, which means to me that we have heart – a fireplace, a grand piano and comfy armchairs and couches – a perfect place lots of heart. “The most important things are the to chat, knit and read. friendships that develop, the love and Adjacent to the lounge is the teahouse caring and of course, the laughter.” where residents can help themselves to


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Bodychecking decision affects house-league players

Schedule, divisions altered for 2012/13

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Hoping to make the game safer for thousands of players from the Sunshine Coast to Hope, the Pacific Coast Amateur Hockey Association (PCAHA) has overwhelmingly voted to eliminate bodychecking at the recreational (house or C) level. At an extraordinary meeting last week (Jan. 22) in Cloverdale, representatives of the 42 minor hockey associations under the umbrella of PCAHA voted 123-39 in favour of the resolution. The decision affects more than 300 minor hockey teams in the Pee Wee (11-12 year-olds), Bantam (13-14) and Midget (15-17) divisions. The executive of Semiahmoo Minor Hockey “voted unanimously in favour of the rule ❝It reflects how change,” said president people want to see Ian Maguire. hockey played. In an online poll conWith concussions ducted on the association’s website, 60 per and things like cent of voters were in that, people are favour of the no-checking rule. worried.❞ “It reflects how peoIan Maguire ple want to see hockey Semiahmoo Hockey played. With concussions and things like that, people are worried,” Maguire added. The decision does not affect A-level (rep) hockey, or the Juvenile (18-20) division. Sunday’s meeting was called to deal with a report submitted by a committee struck to address the issue. The committee – comprised of a number of minor hockey presidents and managing directors – noted that registration in minor hockey is declining and the risk of injury is one of the reasons. “There are a lot of people within our association with deep hockey backgrounds, and some are against the change, and some are for it,” said Maguire. “But you talk to any parent whose kid has had

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A decision to ban bodychecking from ‘C’ division hockey goes into effect next season. a concussion, and ask them if they support it.” The decision by PCAHA follows the lead of several districts within BC Hockey. Five of the other seven districts do not allow bodychecking at the recreational level. PCAHA members dealt with the issue this month as opposed to at the annual general meeting in May in order to have the rule change in effect before minor hockey associations begin registration for next season in the spring. Another possible bodychecking ban may be in place before the puck drops on the 2012-13 season next September.

A second resolution passed Sunday calls for PCAHA members to support any resolution brought forward at BC Hockey’s annual general meeting in June that would prohibit bodychecking at the Pee Wee A level. “It doesn’t make sense to ban it (bodychecking) at Pee Wee A within Pacific Coast if the rest of the province doesn’t,” said George Windsor, president of North Delta Minor Hockey. “It would put our teams at a disadvantage at provincials. “We don’t have provincials in house hockey.” - with files from Nick Greenizan

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The BC Hockey League season will get a week longer and four games shorter next season, after league governors passed a number of motions at its semiannual meeting last week in Richmond. For the 2012-2013 season, each team in the BCHL will play 56 games, down from 60, in an attempt to minimize the number of mid-week games teams play. Historically, midweek games – especially in the Lower Mainland, including Surrey – have drawn mediocre crowds. Under the new system, more games will be held on Friday and Saturday nights. “I think it’s good. With the economy the way it is, I think this will really help (team’s finances),” said Surrey Eagles head coach and general manager Matt Erhart. “Before, if you had a Wednesday night game and the Canucks were playing on TV, it was basically a success if you lost money.” It was also decided that the start of the regular season would be Sept. 14 – this year it began Sept. 23 – while a showcase event, held to attract scouts, will be held in a select city Sept. 7-9, with each team playing twice, and results counting in the regular-season standings. The season would end March 10, two weeks earlier than in the past. The league will again re-jig its conferences and divisions. Starting next season, there will be 10 teams in the Coastal Conference – split into Island and Mainland divisions, as has been done in the past – including Chilliwack and Prince George. The new-look Interior Conference will feature the  see page 31

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sports Captain commits

said MinKu Chang, headmaster of Chang’s Taekwondo.

Surrey Eagles captain Tyler Morley is headed to Alaska. Best in B.C. Last week, the Sport BC will Burnaby native signed a be letting British scholarship Columbians offer select the with the winner of University the Best of of AlaskaB.C. award Fairbanks for 2011. Nanooks. In sports@peacearchnews.com partnership Morley, along with with the younger Province of British brother and teammate, Columbia, Sport BC Brandon, had originally will be conducting an committed to play at online vote at SportBC. Merrimack College, com, with voting to end but both de-committed on Feb. 27. The winner from the Massaschusetts will be announced at school last September. the 46th Athlete of Tyler, in his fourth the Year Awards on year in the BCHL March 8 at the River and second as Eagles’ Rock Show Theatre in captain, has set a career- Richmond. high in goals this season Included among the with 20 and points with five nominees for this 44, with 19 games still year’s award is Surrey to go. native Paul McCallum, Brandon Morley has a kicker with the Grey yet to re-commit to a Cup champion B.C. school. Lions, and a former Rams junior Podium finishes Surrey football player. A pair of athletes McCallum set new from Chang’s Canadian Taekwondo Football won medals League (CFL) in Vancouver records earlier this for most month, at a consecutive junior national field goals (30) competition and field goal that also served accuracy (94.3 as an Olympic per cent). trial event for Other Jayden Corbett older, more nominees are advanced hockey player competitors. Mark Recchi Jayden of Kamloops Corbett, 10, (Stanley Cup won bronze in champion with her division, the Boston while Adarsh Bruins), Dylan Sant, 11, won a Armstrong silver medal in of Kamloops his division. (gold medalist Adarsh Sant “This is a medal winners in shot put very proud at the Pan (moment)… American since they work hard,” Games), B.C. Lions

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running back Andrew Harris of Nanaimo (CFL’s Most Outstanding Canadian), and soccer player Christine Sinclair of Burnaby (flag bearer and gold

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sports Surrey loses by one point against Trail Smoke Eaters

Eagles ‘unlucky’ in overtime Rick Kupchuk Black Press

Playing against a pair of struggling hockey teams on home ice at the South Surrey Arena, the Surrey Eagles couldn’t get a win. The B.C. Hockey League team lost 5-4 in overtime to the Trail Smoke Eaters Friday night, then rallied from two-goals down in the last five minutes to play for a 4-4 tie with the Victoria Grizzlies Sunday evening. “I thought in certain situations in each game, we made some costly errors,” said Eagles head coach Matt Erhart after Sunday’s contest. “This weekend, it seemed every good chance we gave up ended up in the back of the net. We gave up 48 shots total in two games and gave up nine goals.” The Smoke Eaters had just eight wins in 40 games going into Friday’s contest, and trailed 3-1 after 20 minutes. Demico Hannoun scored all three Eagles goals, each tally assisted by brothers Brandon and Tyler Morley. Trail’s Erik Cooper tallied twice in the second period to tie the game after 40 minute, and Connor Tiechko’s second of the game had the visitors up 4-3 early in the final frame. Alex Hagen pulled Surrey even with less then three minutes to play, but in the final minute of the first overtime period, Brandon Long scored to give Trail the victory. “That’s the way the league is, every game is tight,” said Erhart. “You can’t take anyone lightly. And it seems teams

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Surrey Eagle Brayden Jaw checks Trail Smoke Eater Riley McDougall Friday. are jacked up to play us.” “After we killed some penalties in The Eagles ran into penalty trouble the first period and early part of the Sunday, playing shorthanded for seven third, I thought five-on-five we domiconsecutive minutes, two of which nated the game and were unlucky not were played with the Eagles down two to score,” said Erhart. “Credit to the players. guys, they stuck with it and got two Down 3-0 midway through the con- quick ones at the end. Obviously, you test, the Eagles battled back with Robert want two points. But we got one and Lindores netting a pair later in the sec- at the end of the year it might mean ond period to cut the difference to 4-2. something.” Surrey enjoyed a 16-3 shots on goal The Eagles record is 25-10-2-6 (wonadvantage in the third period, and loss-tied-overtime loss) with 17 games goals seven seconds apart from Lin- to play. They are in second place in dores and Hannoun with less than five the Coastal Conference, tied with the minutes to play pulled Surrey even. Cowichan Capitals, four points behind Ten minutes of overtime saw the the Powell River Kings with three Eagles fire 11 shots at Victoria net- games in hand. minder Nicholas Taylor, who made They play tomorrow (Wednesday) several outstanding saves to keep the night at 7 p.m. against the Rivermen at game tied. the Langley Events Centre.

Less travel for teams  from page 29 league’s remaining six teams: Merritt, Trail, Penticton, Vernon, Salmon Arm and Westside. Prince George will have the option to return to the Interior Conference after next season, perhaps opening the door for a new team to join the Coastal Conference. Earlier this month, a bid by Washington’s Wenatchee Wild of the North American Junior Hockey League was rejected by USA Hockey without a reason provided. And while it may seem odd to put Prince George in a division with teams in the Lower Mainland – even temporarily – Erhart said it’s really not that big of a deal. Under the new schedule, Lower Mainland teams would play each other 11 times, and would only have to play Prince George four times, which could be covered off in one doubleheader trip for each team. “People look at that alignment and they say, ‘wow’ but it’s really not too bad,” Erhart said. “And besides, next year we’ll only have to make a couple trips to the Island, and this year we’re making seven, so that saves our team a lot of money, too.

“I kind of like the structure of it all.” A playoff format for next season has yet to be determined; teams were asked to submit their playoff ideas to the league by Feb. 1. It’s not the first time the BCHL has altered its schedule, divisions or playoff format. In recent years, the league has bounced between various division/conference alignments, and the 2007/08 system was even formatted in such a way that every Coastal Conference team made the playoffs. “These decisions were not made in haste and came only after lengthy debate by our governors,” said BCHL commissioner John Grisdale in a release. “The BCHL considers itself an innovator and model for Junior A hockey in Canada and these decisions, not all of them unanimous, have been made with the intention of ensuring the long-term viability of our league.” Though not outlined in the BCHL’s release on the governor’s meeting, Erhart said the league would be nudging roster sizes back to “22 or 23” as opposed to this year’s limit of 21, which leaves little wiggle room for teams once injuries hit.

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MILLER, Helen Alberta: Helen (Holly) died peacefully on January 24, 2012 aged 88. She was dearly loved by friends and family: Albert, her husband of 52 years (19122003); daughter Gail; son John (Joan Bayley); and grandchildren Jena, Jeremy and Kayley. A Memorial Service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 18, 2012 at Crescent United Church, 2756 – 127th ST, Surrey, B.C. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to the White Rock South Surrey Hospice Society, 15510 Russell Ave, White Rock, B.C. V4B 2R3.

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(Rita), Cindy McCaugherty (Bill), eight grandchildren, three great

grandchildren and one niece and nephew. An avid story teller, talented knitter, Aileen was an infinite source of information across an impossible number of subjects. The tales of her amazing childhood, family history and her wonderful cooking were often the centre pieces of family gatherings and bridge games alike. Kind in spirit, generous in deeds; she was truly the fabric of her family and church and although Aileen will be missed, her legacy will continue to live on through those of us she touched. A memorial service will be held at the Christian Science Church at 633 - 8th St., New Westminster, BC, Saturday, 4th of February, at 2 pm. Reception to follow.

Dr. Robert (Bob) Fleming Dr. Robert (Bob) Fleming was born in Alloway, Scotland on July 27, 1918. He passed away peacefully on January 22, 2012 at Peace Arch Hospital. A longtime resident of White Rock, he served in the R.C.A.F. during WW II as a pilot officer and was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Dr. Fleming served 33 continuous years on the Board of the Association Naturopathic Physicians of British Columbia. He was a member of the Canadian Naturopathic Association and was one of the founders of the Canadian Naturopathic Education and Research Society currently known as the Canadian Naturopathic Foundation (CNF). Bob was the beloved husband of the late Angeline (nee Boucher) Fleming. He is survived by stepdaughter Sharon (George) Bracke. He also leaves behind grandchildren Stephen (Sally) Bracke, Laura Bracke, Lisa (Glen) Kinney, Paul (Terrie) Bracke, great-grandchildren Marissa, Alex, Austin, Charles, Michael, Phillip, Kyle, Craig, and Rose and was a loving uncle to many nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by siblings Ian Fleming and Mary Richardson and great-grandson Sean Kinney. A Funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 1 p.m. at Good Shepherd Church, 2250 - 150th Street, South Surrey, B.C. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to The Canadian Naturopathic Foundation (CNF) c/o BCNA Office, 2238 Pine Street, Vancouver, B.C. V6J 5G4. Receipts for tax purpose will be sent on request. Online condolences may be sent to the family at: inmemorydoctorbob@hotmail.com

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JOHNSON, Worth Edmond Born May 4, 1944, Kitchener, Ont. Died peacefully Jan. 27 after a short battle with cancer. He was a resident of the Semiahmoo Peninsula for more than 40 years, a place he dearly loved. He coached hockey at Centennial arena, was an avid sailor and officer of the Mud Bay Yacht club, and an inspiration to countless people seeking to improve themselves. Worth was a pioneer in computer networks, at CP Air and Simon Fraser University, and was honoured by Prime Minister Jean Chretien for his role in the development of the Internet in Canada. A lover of music and literature, he was a world traveller and did development work in the Phillipines. His most important role though was as a father and pillar of his family. He is survived by 5 siblings, and sons Chris and Paul, and his daughter in law Aya Inouye. A Memorial will be held Wednesday, February 1st at 3:00pm, at Elgin Hall, 14250 Crescent Rd, Surrey, BC Donations can be made in is honor to: “The Launching Pad,” 984 160th Street, Surrey B.C. V4A 4W5. “Never lose faith in the abundance of the universe!” - Worth Johnson.

Thanks to all the staff at Oceanside, Peace Arch Hospital, Czorny Alzheimers Centre, Guildford Seniors Village and Kinsmen Place Lodge who cared for Shane in the final years of his struggle with Alzheimers Disease - this is not a disease that affects just the elderly.

TUERLINGS, George (Gerardus, Petrus) July 16, 1927 January 25, 2012 Born in Tilburg, Netherlands. After a short illness, George passed away peacefully in the arms of his loving wife Doris, and family at his side, in Peace Arch Hospice. Survived by his wife of 60 years Doris; his children; Toni (John) van Koll, Casey (Joanna) Tuerlings, Michael Tuerlings; Opa to 7 grandchildren Mark (Doris), Andréa (Robert), Paul, Adam (Natalie), Leslie, Kevin, Steven; 3 great grandchildren Noah, Aaron, Julia; and sister Jeanne Zundermann in the Netherlands. He will be missed by all who knew him. Special Thanks to Dr. Larry Darby and the Staff at Peace Arch Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial to be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at Good Shepherd Church, 2250 150 Street, Surrey BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Cancer Research or The Kidney Foundation.

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HUNTER, Aileen Jean (nee Haslam) Born in Comox, BC on January 17, 1927. Aileen passed away peacefully January 23, 2012, with her family by her side, after a brief illness. Predeceased by her father Ian Allister Haslam, mother Mary Jeanie Haslam and sister Eva Green. She will be forever lovingly remembered by her husband Lorne Hunter, brother Bill Haslam, children Rhonda Pummell (Ray), Bruce Hunter

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SCOTT, Alexander Born December 12, 1918 in Edmonton, Alberta passed away peacefully in Delta View Life Enrichment Centre on January 23, 2012. Alex has resided on the family farm on Colebrook Road since 1939. The family farm grew vegetables for many people in the area and raised milking cows for Dairyland. Alex in his younger years played in two bowling leagues and was very active in The Colebrook United Church. He is predeceased by his parents Barbara in 1960, William in 1964, brother Adam in 1995 and sister Barbara Maartman in 2005. Alex is survived by William and Susan Maartman and nieces and nephew. A Service will be held at The Colebrook United Church 5441 125 A Street, Surrey, BC on Tuesday, January 31 at 2:00 p.m. Alex will be sorrowly missed by family and friends. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Surrey Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. Valley View Funeral Home 604-596-8866

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

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If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161.

Silver Star Ski Resort Ltd requires a Retail Operations Manager to oversee all of our Retail and Rental Operations. This position will be responsible for stafďŹ ng and service, providing strategic direction and leadership with regards to productivity and customer satisfaction. He or she is responsible for managing budgets, and overseeing the retail/rental team in order to drive revenue growth, increase productivity and promote a high level of customer satisfaction. The Retail/Rental Operations Manager is also required to communicate the implementation of new programs to store level management and employees, and ensure that rules and regulations are observed by every employee in the company. Six or more years previous management experience in a retail environment with proven leadership abilities. Strong technical knowledge of both soft and hard goods as it relates to the ski/board/bike industry is an asset. Silver Star Ski Resort offers competitive salary packages, an incredible work environment, and career advancement opportunities.

Closing date: February 10th, 2012. QualiďŹ ed applicants should contact Human Resources at: hr@skisilverstar.com

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APPLIANCE REPAIRS Peace Arch Appliance

Popcorn & Textured ceilings really date your home - We can give you a ďŹ&#x201A;at ceilinglovely to look at & easy to clean. If you have crown mouldings - no problem. Also Ceiling repairs.

Call Mark (604)536-9092 RANGERS OCEAN PARK APPLIANCE LTD Call (604)538-9600

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CALL FRIENDLY BENJAMIN 604-230-7928 or 604-538-3796 PSB DRYWALL â&#x2DC;&#x2026; All Boarding, Taping, Framing & Texture. Insured work. Call Parm (604) 762-4657

CLEANING SERVICES

#1 Cleaning Service, Saving u Time! Supplies Included. 10 yrs. Exc. Refs. Bondable. 778.386.5476

DRYWALL

ARCO DRYWALL Ltd. Board, Tape Texture, Frame. New & Renoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. 20 yrs exp, free est Mike 604-825-1500

Service to fridges, stoves, washers, dryers & dishwashers. Reasonable.

Repairs to all major appliances

CONCRETE & PLACING

ALL Concrete Brick, Block & Stonework. Good job - Good price. Call Enzio (604)594-1960

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

Kitchens - Bathrooms New Additions - Flooring Painting - Decks Windows / Doors Stonework - Siding & More

LEGAL SERVICES

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH

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HUDOLINâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S ON HOMES Complete Home Renos â&#x153;&#x201D; Bathrooms & Kitchens â&#x153;&#x201D; Basement suites & decks â&#x153;&#x201D; Finishing work & moulding â&#x153;&#x201C; Design & colour consultation Free Estimates hudolinrenos@gmail.com

Call Dave: 604-862-9379

Maverick Construction Residential Renovation Specialist *No Job too Big or too Small *Always On Time & Budget *Mini Backhoe Service *Snow Clearing *Woodwork / Repair Shop Renovating Homes on the Peninsula for 25 Years. FULLY LICENSED & INSURED

Jim Fournier 604-538-9858 General Contractor/Project Management

Quality at a Fair Price

ELECTRICAL

ALL JOBS Big or Small. Panels, lighting, plugs, fans, hot tubs etc. Guaranteed work. 604-539-0708 Cell 604-537-1773 (Lic. 26110) ELECTRICIAN - Dana Thompson Over 23yrs exp. Res/Comm. Free est. Bonded. #14758 604-353-1519 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

TRADITIONAL THAI MASSAGE

Thai Certified Mon. - Fri. 9am-5pm W.Rock 778-240-5098

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FENCING FENCE & DECK INSTALLATIONS

Professional Installations for a Great Price! Fully insured with WCB. Winter rates on now.

604-240-1000 www.paciďŹ ccedarworks.com

Give the Gift of Music! Gift certificates available for Piano, Guitar & Kindermusik classes (Pre-School Music and Movement classes) at NUVO MUSIC SCHOOL in Morgan Creek.

Call 604-614-3340

RETAIL OPERATIONS MANAGER

â&#x2013;˛ Joes External Roof Cleaning Roof Washing Specialist. Gutter & Window Cleaning. * Fully Insured * Licensed * Bonded 21 yrs. exp. Joe 778-773-5730

Making Your Renovations Come True...

MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877776-1660.

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A SEMI-RETIRED CONTRACTOR. Specializing in Renovationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. Available for work. 604-532-1710

GET BACK ON TRACK! Bad credit? Bills? Unemployed? Need Money? We Lend! If you own your own home - you qualify. Pioneer Acceptance Corp. Member BBB. 1-877987-1420. www.pioneerwest.com

RELAXING MASSAGE 68th Ave & 152nd Street. Call Wendy or Coco 604-593-4495 or 778-908-3315

www.nuvomusicschool.com

Looking to relocate to the Beautiful Okanagan?

COMPUTER SERVICES

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

HIGH CALIBER CONSTRUCTION â&#x20AC;˘ Kit. â&#x20AC;˘ Bath â&#x20AC;˘ Remodels â&#x20AC;˘ Finishing Reno King Since 1972 778-837-0771

SHIPPING / PRODUCTION Door distributor & manufacturer has a Full-Time opportunity available for 40hrs./wk. with our growing company. Experience is an asset. Must be career driven to join our dynamic team! Opportunity available for career advancement! Competitive Wages & BeneďŹ ts!

CLEANING SERVICES

PROFESSIONAL DETAILED Housecleaning & Organizing. Move-in/out New construction Refs Bonded & Ins. Eva 778-886-6857

DROWNING IN DEBTS? Helping Canadians 25 years. Lower payments by 30%, or cut debts 70% thru Settlements. AVOID BANKRUPTCY! Free consultation. www.mydebtsolution.com or Toll Free 1 877-556-3500.

TRADES, TECHNICAL

EXPERIENCED DRILLERS, Derrickhands, Motorhands and Floorhands. Seeking full rig crews. Paying higher than industry rates and winter bonus. Send resume c/w valid tickets. Fax 780-955-2008; info@tempcodrilling.com Phone 780-955-5537.

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

AVOID BANKRUPTCY - SAVE UP TO 70% Of Your Debt. One affordable monthly payment, interest free. For debt restructuring on YOUR terms, not your creditors. Call 1-866-690-3328 or see web site: www.4pillars.ca

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PERSONAL SERVICES

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HEALTH PRODUCTS

$10 CASH BACK for every pound you lose. Herbal Magic. Lose Weight Guaranteed! Call Herbal Magic now at 1-800-827-8975 for more information. Limited time offer.

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A MAID TO CLEEN

GARDENING

For all Your Cleaning Needs

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Weekly, Biweekly, Monthly Exc. Refs & Rates. Move In/Out. Carpet Cleaning, pressure wash, New Const., Res./Comm., offices Welcome! Lic., Bonded/Insured.

MOVING? â&#x20AC;˘ Small & Big Moves â&#x20AC;˘ Internals â&#x20AC;˘ Single Items â&#x20AC;˘ Packing Supplies

CLEANING SERVICE Avail. weekly & biweekly. Move-in & Move out service.$23/hr. Min 4 hrs. Great refs. Call 604-340-1260

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E & M MAINTENANCE WINDOW WASHING D Windows Out & In D Gutters cleaned In & Out D Pressure Washing D Serving W. Rock for over 30 yrs D Lic. & WCB insured. D Free Est. Seniors Discount

Eric 604-541-1743

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B & B MOBILE SERVICES

604-536-6620

Clean N Shine Lady 25 yrs. of exp. in â&#x20AC;&#x153;Homesâ&#x20AC;? $20/hr. 604-536-0427 DETAILED EUROPEAN CLEANING.

MOVING & STORAGE

LOCAL & LONG DISTANCE

Call 778-883-4262

Efficient, Reliable, Friendly, Bonded Excellent References with 18 year experience. Call Ivet: 778-235-4070

Unique Taste, Unique Menus... Gourmet, Customized Menus Tailored To Your Function... â&#x20AC;˘ Dinner Parties â&#x20AC;˘ Executive Meetings â&#x20AC;˘ Family Gatherings â&#x20AC;˘ Weddings / Banquets â&#x20AC;˘ B-B-Ques â&#x20AC;˘ Funerals We Come To You! Doing It All, From Set-Up - Clean-Up.

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FAMILY OWNED SINCE 1973

www.BBmoving.ca

.Jimâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Moving Winter Service

SUPREME HEDGES +++

BEAT THE EARLY BLOOM â&#x20AC;˘ TREE Pruning â&#x20AC;˘ Sculpting â&#x20AC;˘ Hedge Repair â&#x20AC;˘ Pro-Climber

PROMPT & AFFORDABLE *Seniors Disc. *Insured *24 yrs.

Jay 604-513-8524 TURKEY MANURE, DELIVERED, $10 yard, minimum 4 yards. 604538-4435

Julieâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Housecleaning

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Kristy 604.488.9161

Detailed, prof. service-7 days/wk. Incl. laundry/dishes. Move-in/out. Refs. avail. Starting at $19/hr. 4 hour minimum.

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

TRY A bcclassified.com CLASSIFIED AD.

778-808-1052 jds.clean@gmail.com

Professional Gutter & Window cleaning. Seniors Discount. Worksafe. Jeremy 778-384-3855

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

A FAST MOVING & CLEANING. Prof. movers. *Garbage removal. Insured, great rates. 778-888-9628

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance

$45/Hr

From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos

604-537-4140 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240


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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 373B

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INSTALLING Granite to Ceramic. Including Floor, Wall, Backsplash, Tub Surround...Your personal ideas completed Promptly and Affordably. Call Mario 604-839-9512

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

PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour

RUSSELL TILES No Job Too Small. 18 yrs on the Peninsula. All types of tile & laminate floors. Install & Repair. Free Est. Perry 604-538-6976

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

SAVE ON ROOFING Specializing in New Roofs, re-roof, repairs. * WCB * Fully Insured Senor discout, Work Gtd, Refs. 24/7 Free Est.

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $

778-892-1266 356

TREE SERVICES

APPLIANCES

REAL ESTATE 626

REAL ESTATE

HOUSES FOR SALE

Service to fridges, stoves, washers, dryers & dishwashers. Reasonable.

1996 NORTEC mobile home, 14x70. Clean and bright, sunken liv. rm., lam. floors, attached room and deck. Must be moved. $42,000. (604)626-4294

BUILDING SUPPLIES

STEEL BUILDINGS FOR ALL USES! Beat the 2012 steel increase. Make an offer on sell-off models at factory and save thousands NOW! Call for FREE Brochure - 1-800668-5111 ext. 170.

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HOMES WANTED

MORTGAGES

Mortgage Help! Beat bank rates for purchases and refinances, immediate debt consolidation, foreclosure relief, and equity loans. Free, fast, friendly, private consultations. Call 1-888-685-6181 www.mountaincitymortgage.ca

UNDER $200

DRYER - Kenmore Model 80. Good cond. White. $150: (604)535-5189

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bradsjunkremoval.com

But Dead Bodies!!

220.JUNK(5865)

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

PAINTING

D Stucco painting, Cedar Siding D Repainting - Houses, Condos D Renovations D Finishing D Ceilings & Crown Moulding’s D 32 yrs exp. painters /FREE Est.

Rene’s Spray & Brush Painting cell 778-855-5361 www.renespainting.com

~ PRO PAINTERS ~ INTERIOR / EXTERIOR Quality Work, Free Estimates

Call (604)506-2817

Member of Better Business Bureau

FREE! Scrap Metal Removal...FREE!!!

WCB INSURED

Vincent 543-7776

*Appliances *BBQs *Exercise Equip *Cars/Trucks/Trailers *Hotwater Tanks *Furnaces * Restaurant Equipment All FREE pickup!

778-233-4949 T & K Haulaway

RECYCLE-IT! JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly

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PLUMBING

$36/HOUR. Local lic’d plumber. Big & small jobs. Plumbing, heating, plugged drains, call 604-755-1577 $38/HR!Clogged drains,drips,garbs sinks, Reno’s toilets. No job too small! Lic’d/insured. 778-888-9184

• Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses

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PETS

BLUETICK COON HOUND PUPS, born Dec 1st, females only, $350. Call: (604)856-7316

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE

BORDER COLLIE/LAB/shepherd X, black 18 mos old, med/lrg neutered, family friendly dog, loves to play $100 to good home (604)302-5191

HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

Cairn Terriers: shots/dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. over 20 yrs of referrals. 604-807-5204 or 604-592-5442/604-854-1978 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 ENGLISH BULLDOG PUPPIES Male/Female, shots, micro-chip, vet checked, health guarantee. $2400. Call 604-970-3807. LAB X PUPPIES, black, 1st shots, dewormed, ready now $300. 604807-9255

WHITE ROCK RUBBISH EXTRA CHEAP PRICES

CLASSIFIED ADS MEAN MORE BUSINESS bcclassified.com 604-575-5555

Best Local Roofs & Repairs Great price refs Paul 604-328-0527

MALAMUTE WOLF Cross - 10 wks, 1st shots, dewormed. Great temperament. Mostly white. 1 M, 3 Fem. $700 ea. (604)319-8419 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 Registered Belgian Shepherd Tervuren. Import lines. 1-250-392-5531 dmcyr@wlake.com

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RAINMASTER Roofing Ltd. Residential Re-Roofing & Repairs. Call: Calum (604) 518-4530 email: calum.rainmaster@gmail.com

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

ANTIQUES & VINTAGE

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

“White Rock & South Surrey’s Leading Renovator since 1989”

Gallery Estate Auctions

Designing and renovating new kitchens, bathrooms, basements, house make-overs and additions since 1989

ZZZJDOOHU\HVWDWHDXFWLRQVFRP TOLL FREE 1-855-795-9995

Call for FREE in-home consultation In-house design team and cabinet shop Let MPB make your renovation dreams come true!

www.mpbconstruction.com Showroom: Unit 62 - 15515 24th Ave. (at King George Blvd.) Tel: 604-538-9622

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

GARAGE SALES WHITE ROCK FLEA MARKET

~ STAR OF THE SEA HALL ~ 15262 Pacific Ave., White Rock. Saturday, Feb. 4th, 9 am ~ 2 pm

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Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

S. SURREY small clean reasonably priced apartments for seniors 55 & older. Call Mon-Fri btwn 9am-noon 604-538-8308.

FURNITURE

COUCH, end tables, dinette set, kitchen ware, assort pics, etc. 3yrs old. $1500 obo. (778)996-5405

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www.dannyevans.ca

Love to ACT, SING DANCE?

Led by industry professionals, the Mini Musical Theatre Intensive trains students aged 12 to 16 to become better actors, singers and dancers, enhancing their ‘triple-threat’ performance skills!

MISC. FOR SALE

Light fixtures. Suitable for dining room (gold colour and glass) $35. For bathroom, light vanity bar, (white) $15 North Delta. 604-5919740

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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CLEAN OUT YOUR CLOSETS WITH DOLLAR DEALS 604-575-5555

Pacific View @ 5 Corners in White Rock. LRG 2 +Den. $1400/mo. mo. to mo. lease. Contact Jbeck@ ranchogroup.com or 604-331-4283.

Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991

RELIABLE, SERVICE Seniors Discount

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

Call 604-538-9669 for information or to visit.

CAN’T GET UP your stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help! No obligation consultation. Comprehensive warranty. Can be installed in less than 1 hour. Call now 1-866-981-6591.

604.587.5865

968-0367

Kiwanis Park Place For Adults 55+ rental apartments in a modern complex, right next to beautiful Crescent Park! On site maintenance & office staff Mon. through Friday. 1 bdrm. units from $751 - $844 incls. heat, electricity and friendly reliable service.

By appt - call 604 - 514 - 1480

BEAGLE PUPS, tri colored, good looking, healthy, vet check $600. (604)796-3026. No Sunday calls

www.recycleitcanada.ca

CALL ROGER 604-

APARTMENT/CONDO

1 bdrm - $720 - $750/month 2 bdrm - $870/month Inc. heat/storage/parking Adult oriented Sorry - no pets

PETS

On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

FIXIT PLUMBING & HEATING H/W Tanks, Reno’s, Boilers, Furn’s. Drain Cleaning. Ins. (604)596-2841

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1 BED suite w/view. Incl. 2 TV’s, w/d, s/s, built-in office. $1095. 778945-4507

LIMERICK MANOR

You Name It & It’s Gone! Best Rates. Free Est. (778)891-4017

Comm. & Residential Cheapest in White Rock / South Surrey Environmentally Friendly

RENTALS

Near Langley City Hall & shops

CASTRO’S JUNK & DEMOLITION

GREENCARE RUBBISH REMOVAL

OTHER AREAS

BRND new apt - Morgan Crossing, S. Surrey. (444 - 15850 26th Avenue) Top flr corner unit. 2 Bdrms,2 Bath, 6 App, secure pkg and storage. Shopping, dining, Steve Nash Gym close by. N/P, N/S. $1300 /MO. Avail now. More than 800 square feet. Ref req. Call Raheel: (Primary) 778-883-4417 (Secondary) 604-771-0455

Haul Anything...

INTERIOR - EXTERIOR

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HAWAII ON THE MAINLAND, where healthy low-cost living can be yours. Modern Arenal Maleku Condominiums, 24/7 secured Community, Costa Rica “the most friendly country on earth”! 1-780952-0709; www.CanTico.ca.

Beautiful & Affordable

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

604.

REAL ESTATE

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Call Mark (604)536-9092

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WE BUY HOMES BC The OLDER. The DIRTIER. The BETTER. Flexible Terms. Quick Closing. Call us First! 604.657.9422

Peace Arch Appliance

OCEAN VIEW TILE. Install marble, granite, slate. Journeyman tile setter, guar’d. work. (604)809-8605.

(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

.Hayden Painting Family Owned & Operated

TILING

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

1-12os GA12

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APPLIANCES

GE DELUXE FRIDGE Oldschool diner style - White ext. chrome and mint green int. Super Cool. Exc. working cond. Neat for patio beer fridge! $200 / 604.488.9161

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MISC. WANTED

WANTED: Antiques & Collectable’s of all sorts. Appraisals done - Top Prices Paid-

Please call Tom Douglas Phone/Fax: (604)595-0298 35 years exp.

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ANTIQUE upright piano with stool, good cond., $600. Must pick up. Phone (604)789-5548.

REAL ESTATE 603

Mini

ACREAGE

LANGLEY, BC, 31.24 acres In ALR, flat land, good drainage, creek. 10 acres in cottonwood trees balance in mixture of pasture and bush. Qualifies for farm taxes. Older barn. Lovely building site for dream home. Drilled well, plentiful excellent water, designated septic field. 5 Minutes to hospital, shopping complex & indoor pool. $1,800,000. Call: (604)534-2748

615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY Steel Buildings STEEL OF A DEAL - BUILDING SALE! 20X24 $4798. 25X30 $5998. 30X42 $8458. 32X58 $12,960. 40X60 $15,915. 47X80 $20,645. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.

Surrey Arts Centre March 12-16 (Spring Break) | 10am – 4pm | $265

Apply by February 10 at www.surrey.ca/arts


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HOMES FOR RENT

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TRANSPORTATION

SUITES, UPPER

845

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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The Scrapper

SKYLINE APTS. WHITE ROCK 15321 Russell Ave Nice quiet building. 1 & 2 bdrm suites. Includes: Hot water, cable, underground parking, video surveillance. NO PETS CALL 604-536-8499 www.cycloneholdings.ca

SOMERSET GARDENS (S. Sry) Family housing, 1851 Southmere Cres. E. 2bdrm appt. starts at $875. Pet friendly, nr all amen, heat, Community garden. 604-451-6676

Wanted ~ non-smokers White Rock ~1243 Best St Sunny Top Floor 1 Bdrm, $795/mo New balcony, windows & doors Strictly non-smoking building

WHITE ROCK. Main Floor, 3 bdrm suite, cozy comfortable house. Nice backyard, great summer time deck. Great location. Close to schools, shops, beach, on bus route. Lower suite currently rented. Avail. Jan. 15th. Drive by 13876 North Bluff Rd. $1500/mo. Utils not incl. Call to view 778-891-7870.

WHITE ROCK

White Rock Gardens & Bayview Chateau 14989 Roper Avenue & 1371 Blackwood St. QUALITY APARTMENT RENTALS IN WHITE ROCK These are condo-like building with breath taking views. This property is surrounded by impressive landscaping; Close to shopping and schools. Some suites with ocean views; Indoor & outdoor parking. Bach, one bedroom and two bedroom suites available. NO PETS. For more information and viewing

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TRANSPORTATION

please call 604-531-9797 Professionally Managed By Gateway Property Management

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Jan. 31 2012 - Feb. 4 2012

AUTO FINANCING

Auto

Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.

SCRAP BATTERIES WANTED We buy scrap batteries from cars, trucks & heavy equip. $4.00 each. Free pickup anywhere in BC, Min. 10. Toll Free Call:1.877.334.2288

No Pets ~ Adult oriented

604-536-8428 709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL

WHITE ROCK 1 Bdrm, 1 bath, hrdwd, Heat, h/w, prkg. Nr amenities. Adult inspired bldg, crime free multi-housing. N/S, N/P.

(604) 541-8857, 319-0615

your sign

WANTED TO RENT

Mature Prof. couple looking for 2 bdrm apt. / condo in White Rock/S. Surrey area. Exc. refs & credit check. n/s. Ph: 604-560-4220

GREENHOUSE FOR LEASE for flowering & bedding plants. Retail and wholesale. Fully computerized and automated system. 2.5 acres incl. greenhouse. Approx. 43,000 covered area. 1.5 acres set up for outside use. City water. High traffic area. 5498 Gladwin Rd., Abbts. Call 604-807-3910 for more info. S. SURREY. Warehouse, approx 1000 sq/ft 220 wiring, two 14’ doors gated, mezzanine. Suitable for storage. Avail immed. 604-541-9224.

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WHITE ROCK - Beautiful Cottage/ home, spectacular Ocean view. Fully reno’d, I bdrm + den, new kitch, w/d, d/w. Vintage reno’d bthrm, spac. l/rms w/luxurious ocean views, w/sun-deck. N/S. Pets neg. $1500/mo. Refs. Walking dist to W. Beach. (778)882-2827

FULLY FURNISHED HOME Steps to beach 3 - 4 bdrm, 2 baths, 2400 sq ft. 2 level, Garage, beautiful yard, Short or long term $3300/mo. N/S.

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

604 - 644 - 3719 WHITE ROCK- Furnished house avail for short term rental. May 1Aug 20, 2012. 1 block from beach in East White Rock. 2 bdrms-$800 per mo. (604)536-9083

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1480 Foster St. White Rock, main floor office 531 sq.ft., great central White Rock location. 3388 Rosemary Hts Cres. Surrey, second floor office 859 sq.ft., in quiet Rosemary area.

WHITE ROCK Centrally Located Adult Oriented Secure Building 1 Bdrm. Main Floor, Smoke-Free. Includes heat, hot water and 1 parking space. n/p, n/s. Walk to Semiahmoo Mall & Amenities. Available Now!

To view call 604-531-9874 WHITE ROCK. Large 1 bdrm suite, adult bldg, nr shops, prkg. Incl heat/h/w. Np/ns. 604-596-9977 WHITE ROCK nr Semiahmoo Mall. Avail. now. Clean 1 bdrm. $675: Heat, h/wtr,cov. prk. 604-596-3390. WHITE Rock spac 1 bd, heat & hw incl, $800 + $400 DD Feb 1, NP/NS ref’s &1 yr lse req’d. 778-788-6133. WHITE ROCK SUNSET VILLA. Lrg 1 bdrm suite, d/w, balc, concrete bldg. $925. Blk fr Semiahmoo Mall. Call for appt to view: 604-541-6276

OCEAN PARK: 3000 sf. 4 bdr, 3 bth, many features incl granite thruout. n/s, n/p. Police check req. 24 x 35 shop inc. for work or storage $3200/mo. Nr Ray Shepherd/Elgin. Avail. now. 604-541-2355 OCEAN VIEW, 3 bdrm., 2.5 baths. Ocean Park, dbl garage, h/tub, pool, $3000/mth.N/S. 604-542-0152 S. Surrey: Upper 3bed, 2bath, $1200. Lower 3bed, 2bath, $800. Utilities not incl. 604-616-2331 SOUTH SURREY: House for rent in quiet neighborhood. Two Units: *1 Bdrm with bath, kitchen, lrg livrm, computer den. *2 Bdrm with 2 baths, kitchen laundry room, large livingroom & dining area. NO PETS, N/S. Near school, bus, amens. 604-541-1512 or 778-229-1512. SUNNY 1 Bdrm cottage w/hrdwd floors Avail Feb.1 d/w, w/d,n/s n/p near bus, Peninsula Village, P/A Hospital. Suit 1 person. $900/mth plus % utilities call 604-531-7085

Call 536-5639 to view & for rates

748 SHARED ACCOMMODATION Ocean Park. 1 bdrm in quiet home Female. Nr amens & bus. $450 NS/NP N/D Refs 604-541-2404 OCEAN PARK. Room with ensuite w/i closet, good view, prkg, nr bus, NS/NP, $675 incl util 604-531-8147 WHITE ROCK. Furnished shared accommodation in comfortable home, nr Peace Arch Hosp. Ns/np. $425/mo. Avail now. 604-536-6303. WHITE ROCK - To share 2 bdr apt. n/s, no drugs. Own bdrm & bthrm. Female pref. Have cat. Shr kitch, l/r. $500/mo. (604)542-2924 lv msg

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SUITES, LOWER

ALDERGROVE. 1 bdrm bsment suite. Incld Wi-Fi, HD access cable @ $650/mo. Contact Art @ (604)607-0481 or (778)242-7148 FEB 1st South Surrey walk in 2 bdr + den. Washer/dryer/dishwasher, cable, internet, utilities, parking. Walk to bus, beach, US border. N/S, $1,100. Call 778-888-3957 Panorama Ridge: Cozy, clean charming setting - sep. blding 1 bdrm, lvr. with f/p. Suit 1 person only, n/p. $750/mo incl utils (604)590-0216 or 778-885-2823

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CARS - DOMESTIC

2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING convertible, silver, 84 k’s. auto. Mags. $6795/obo. (604)826-0519 2007 Buick Allure CX $10,300.00 Don’t miss this great buy!! - Senior owned, low mileage, like new vehicle. Low kilometers (only 60,000), no accidents, one owner. For appointment to view, call Rick at 604530-0603

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2002 AUDI - 1.8L, 4WD, Perfect cond. 1 owner. 157K. $9000/obo. Lady driven. (604)418-0999

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2000 Suncruiser 35U

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 1999 CHEVY BLAZER, black, mags 2” lift 4x4, Air Cared, std. new clutch $4995 obo 604-826-0519 2003 Ford Explorer XLT - 4X4, 4.6 v8, new tires/brks. Loaded. 178,000 kms. Well main. 604-816-5752 2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $8000 firm. Call 604-538-4883

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1999 CHEVY VENTURE, white, auto, rebuilt trans, head gasket, new brakes, $2495. (604)826-0519 2009 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN stow & go seats, loaded. 2 Yrs/40K km’s left on Bumper to Bumper. $16,500. Call 778-294-0320.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is hereby given to Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Evelyn Werner, that the particulars of their claims should be sent to the executors R. and B. Wilkie at 5770 Abbey Dr., Delta, V4E 2K6, on or before the 3rd day of February, 2012, after which date the executors will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executor then has notice.

NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of IRENE CECILIA PALMER aka IRENE C. PALMER aka IRENE PALMER aka IRENE CECELIA PALMER, Deceased, who died on the 13th day of September, 2011, are hereby required to send them to the Executor, Raymond Palmer, c/o Somers & Company, #107 - 765 Sixth Street, New Westminster, British Columbia, V3L 3C6, before the 24th day of February, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims of which he has notice.

2011 COLEMAN 192RD

White Rock. 2 bdrm sxs duplex. New lam. flrs & paint. Sundeck. F/P. $1250. Feb. 1. 604-725-3760 WHITE ROCK central. 1 bdrm gr/lvl suite, f/p, patio, prk, shared w/d, NS/NP,suits one. Avail now $825 incl all utils & cable. 604-535-6622 WHITE ROCK, Cliff Ave. 2 bd 1 ba 1000 sq.ft. Brand new. Own lndry, entry. $1200/mo. 778-881-9876 WHITE ROCK: Deluxe g/l suite, 2 bdrm, wood burning f/p, h/w flrs, lrg fenced back yard. 5 appl. 10 min walk to beach. Parks, schools & amens nr by. Looking for quiet, n/s, non-drinking tenant. 1 sm pet ok. $1100 + some utils. Avail March 1st. 778-862-1499

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You will need to sharpen your negotiating skills on both a professional and personal level. You have all the qualities needed to conclude the agreement you have been working on.

LEO When you achieve a goal this week, go ahead and congratulate yourself. Don’t worry about being conceited; your self-esteem will enjoy the boost.

AQUARIUS

You will be the center of attention this week, and you will enjoy every minute of it. You will be recognized for something you have accomplished lately, something that might even deserve a trophy.

You might discover a wrench in your travel plans. Don’t worry about complications, though; even if it’s the last minute, all will work out well.

PISCES

If your health is the least bit fragile, you must rest. Your sleep will be doubly beneficial, restoring energy and wellness quickly. Remember that you deserve rest and good health!

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CAPRICORN

You will be surrounded by a lot of people this week. Be thankful for all the invitations; they are great for your mood. If you stay at home, you might get the blues.

Front and rear stab jacks, microwave, awning, $4000 in SAVINGS!!! $13,838 (Stk.30825)

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You might be offered a promotion at work. Before accepting anything, make sure to consult your life partner and your family. It is crucial that they feel a part of your success.

VIRGO

S. SURREY, (Southpoint), NEW, spacious 2 bdrm w/dbl. closets. Lrg. suite, cls to trasp, schls, frwy access, F/P, D/W, W/D, microwave, gas stove, dbl sink vanity, htd bath flr, surround sound, big flatscreen TV incl., hydro, gas, wifi net, HD. cable incl, $1,095/mth. NS/NP. Call (604)218-5846 or 604-538-2756.

Dual pane windows, awning, 6000 watt generator, heated tanks, fantastic fan and more! $47,983 (Stk.30951A) www.fraserwayrv.com 1-800-806-1976 DL #30644

SAGITTARIUS

TRUCKS & VANS

Notice to Creditors and Others

WHITE ROCK 1 bdrm, all utils incl, internet, cable, f/p, laundry, priv ent, quiet, clean, central, cls to bus, NS/NP, Mar 1, $825, 604-535-1807

You might not always be diplomatic, but people count on you to say out loud what others are thinking deep down. Use this forthrightness to shed light on matters so you can then help fix the problem.

CANCER

SOUTH SURREY: Large 2 bdrm grnd flr ste in 4-plex. W/D, f/p, storage, parking, fenced yard. NS/NP. $1030/mo incl utils. 604-535-2197.

White Rock - 1bdrm, all appls, w/d, prkg. Quiet, cls to bus. N/S, N/P. incl utils. f/p. $950: 778-999-6329

SCORPIO

You might have to sort out a complex situation. Don’t let things deteriorate; you will find a suitable solution that will please all involved.

You may be concerned about the health of a loved one this week, but you will receive good news about the situation. Help that person get enthusiastic about some new projects.

OFFICE/RETAIL

White Rock Square and Rosemary Centre

WHITE ROCK. 2 Bdrm, 1 bath. Near Mall. $1195 incl heat/hw. Senior oriented. NS/NP. Phone 604-536-9565 or 778-385-9565.

You are feeling sensitive this week, as if your emotions are playing tricks on you. You may discover some dishonest dealings at your workplace or even in the family.

GEMINI

1800 SQ.FT. ground floor RETAIL, White Rock, good exposure & prkg. $18 per sq.ft. + cc. 604-539-0506

Call 604-538-4599

If you’ve been celebrating a lot lately, you will need to deal with some of the clutter at home that you’ve been neglecting.

Auto Financing 1.800.910.6402

WHITE ROCK 1 Bdrm avail Feb 1st. $850/mo. Quiet, well kept building. Hot water included. Close to shops, bus, hospital. N/P.

LIBRA

TAURUS

WHITE ROCK,

HOMES FOR RENT

5 Bdrm 2 Bth House $2100 new paint, new floors in kitchen and bath Avail: NOW... 15810 Roper St 604723-2000

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ARIES

Dorothy – age 96 remains independent with help from Ocean Breeze Home Care & her family

Wishing to remain living independently in your own home, call us

604-538-2462

email: oceanbreezehomecare@gmail.com


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Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Peace Arch News

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