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Jump start: Peninsula teams got the Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic started on the right foot Tuesday, as three senior boys squads – White Rock Christian, Southridge and Elgin Park – won their respective first-round games.  see page A33

New technology in one-fifth of local homes

One per cent balk at meters Jeff Nagel Black Press

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BC Hydro’s David DeYagher compares a smart meter (foreground) to an analog meter.

In BC Hydro’s smart-meter lab in south Burnaby, staff know they still have an uphill battle in their ongoing bid to roll out their modernized smart power grid. It’s a steeper climb in some parts of the Lower Mainland than others. Less than 20 per cent of households have been switched over to the controversial wireless smart meters in Surrey, White Rock, the Tri-Cities and Maple Ridge. In contrast, 80 per cent of homes have now been converted in Richmond and Delta. The conversion rate is closer to 30 per cent in Vancouver, Burnaby and the North Shore, as well as the Mission, Abbotsford and Chilliwack areas in the Fraser Valley. About one per cent of B.C.’s 1.8 million households have balked at accepting smart meters in their homes. Hydro’s strategy is to work around the several thousand resisters. Meter installers go where they’re unopposed and continue their work. Eventually, officials say, everyone

First in a two-part series Ê Next: BC Hydro answers questions raised by opponents of smart meters will have to be onboard. “We have about 20 per cent of our system fully deployed now,” says Fiona Taylor, deputy project officer for the smart-metering program. “We’ve had about 1,000 customers to date call with concerns and then change their views on that once we’ve had a chance to talk to them.” Many who object worry that a new layer of wireless radiation penetrating their homes will harm their health. “There’s a significant amount of misinformation out there,” Hydro communications manager Cindy Verschoor said. “The meters are absolutely safe. They’ve been confirmed safe by the provincial health officer, the World Health Organization and Health Canada.” Smart meters do send brief wireless pulses out to the rest of the grid a few times a day to relay power-use data.  see page A4

Appeal considered after figure jumps $223,000 in Ocean Park

Home-assessment boost ‘mystifies’ resident Alex Browne Staff Reporter

Ocean Park resident Sohan Rai was expecting his property assessment for 2012 to go up from the 2011 figure. He was expecting he might have to argue the figure with BC Assessment – it wouldn’t be the first time. But he wasn’t expecting a hike in value of $223,000. Last year’s assessment placed the land and building values for his 16-year-old home at $1,301,000. This year’s, it’s at $1,524,000 – a 17.1 per cent increase. South Fraser Region officials said last week Surrey and White Rock homeowners could expect to see changes in the minus-five per

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cent to plus-15 per cent range for 2012. However, deputy assessor Craig Barnsley noted Wednesday it is not unusual for some properties to show an increase of two per cent or even more over the predicted amount. Although some are registering surprise with assessments this year, “call volumes are not out of line with what we would expect.” Generally, “less than one per cent” of assessments are disputed, he said. For Rai, who is mulling an appeal, the increase means he’s now looking at paying around $12,000 in taxes, compared with last year’s bill of $9,000. Rai said the assessed value of his property has climbed by at least $200,000 in each

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of the last three years – and he can’t see why, particularly when neighbours spend far more on improvements. “I’ve been in the building trade for 45 years – I know how much these things cost.” And even though his three-storey stucco home may look grand, Rai said it was built economically, and he’s never been able to afford to finish it properly. Rai said he is finding his tax bill harder to meet each year, as he hasn’t been able to work much since he was injured in a car crash seven years ago. “We’re seeing the value of houses going up and up, but the economy is really low and there are no jobs out there,” he said. “Gas is

going up, groceries are going up. I don’t know how the government and the system works. It seems they want to grab the money.” Rai received his assessment Jan. 3. He is concerned his limited ability to express himself in English could hamper an appeal, in getting across the finer points of his arguments. Barnsley said owners can speak to supervisors if they disagree with an appraiser. “We’re all about public service and transparency,” he said. Property owners who feel their assessment doesn’t reflect market value are urged to contact BC Assessment as soon as possible. The deadline to appeal is Jan. 31. Visit or call 604-576-4700.


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news Financial advisor disciplined after evidence of falsified documents

Mutual-funds group orders lifetime ban Vikki Hopes Black Press

A White Rock resident who worked as a financial adviser in Abbotsford has been permanently banned from conducting “securities-related business” and ordered to pay a $75,000 fine and $10,000 in costs. The ruling was made last Thursday against Michael Labrick Harvey by the Mutual Fund Dealers Association (MFDA) of Canada, following a disciplinary hearing for which Harvey did not show up. Attempts by Black Press to contact Harvey have been unsuccessful. The three-person panel ruled that Harvey failed to co-operate with an investigation by the MFDA, despite repeated requests for an interview, starting in May 2010. According to the MFDA “notice of hear-

ing” from August 2011, 19 clients issued 12 complaints about Harvey’s conduct as a mutual-fund salesperson. He was employed by Investors Group Financial Services Inc. from 2005 to 2008 and Canaccord Capital Corporation from 2008 until he resigned in February 2010. The complaints allege Harvey made “unsuitable leveraging recommendations,” falsified client signatures and initials, and falsified information on account documents between December 2006 and September 2008. The clients allege Harvey failed to inform them that mutual funds bought for their accounts had been purchased on a “deferred sales charge,” resulting in substantial fees when the investments were redeemed. In one complaint detailed by the MFDA, a client alleged that some of the signatures and

initials on documents in his file were leverage loans and investments of not his, his listed income had been those clients at its own expense, inflated and his risk tolerance had among other measures,” stated the MFDA documents. been listed as “high” when it should have been “medium.” The agency concluded Harvey had In another case, a couple who had falsified client signatures or initials invested $300,000 in a leveraging on at least 67 documents and proplan lost $105,000, and alleged that vided false information to ensure requirements were met and his recHarvey had made unsuitable recommendations and had not explained ommendations were approved. the associated financial risks. They Michael Harvey In a written response to MFDA also alleged that their signatures and/ in early 2009, Harvey denied any or initials had been falsified on 16 docu- wrongdoing and stated the complaints were ments in their file, personal income had been a “calculated and malicious attack on my inflated, and their risk tolerance was incor- professional reputation and a manipulation of my clients by Investors Group in response rectly recorded as “high.” The complaints were first investigated by to my decision to move to Canaccord.” Harvey had no further contact with MFDA, Investors Group. “As a result, Investors Group unwound the whose letters to him were “unclaimed.”

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Mother’s message Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter

A Richmond woman who hasn’t heard from her son for nearly two weeks is appealing to the South Surrey man to at least let someone know he’s OK. “Call somebody,” Gail Pek said Tuesday, in a message she hopes will spur 24-year-old Derrick Pek to make contact. “Ideally, come back home, but if you don’t want to, just let us know he’s OK.” Gail last saw her son at her Derrick Pek home around 1 a.m. Dec. 30. She said he seemed upset when he dropped by, but in a conversation that afternoon, assured her everything was fine. He wouldn’t tell her what had been bothering him. She became concerned after she couldn’t reach her son on Jan. 1 and 2, and after learning he also hadn’t been in touch with his friends. “That’s out of character for him,” she told Peace Arch News. While Derrick – who lives in the 15500-block of 26 Avenue – did call a family member Thursday, Gail said, he wouldn’t say where he was or what was going on. She learned the call had originated in Calgary. While the call brought some comfort, Pek said it is “tough” not knowing where Derrick is or why he has not tried to reach her. “We just don’t know. That is the hardest part,” she said. “If you could put reason to it, that might make it easier.” Surrey RCMP first appealed for help locating Derrick Pek Jan. 4. Cpl. Drew Grainger confirmed he is still considered missing. “There is some belief that he might be in the Alberta area, but we haven’t confirmed that yet.” Derrick Pek is described as a Caucasian male, 5’9”, 165 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. Anyone with information can call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

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White Rock approves new policy for trees on city land

Bylaw focuses on ‘established views’ Tracy Holmes Staff Reporter

White Rock has a new policy for the management of trees on city land. But support for the revised legislation – voted on during Monday night’s council meeting – was not unanimous. Couns. Larry Robinson and Al Campbell both opposed the policy, with Campbell voicing several concerns. Campbell didn’t agree with the removal of an avenue for residents to appeal decisions; that only the director of engineering and municipal operations can approve or deny applications for tree removal; and, that at least 65 per cent of respondents within 30 metres of a tree under application for removal must be in support. “Sixty-five (per cent) – I don’t know where you got that,” Campbell said of the recommended support rating. He noted residents suggested in September figures of 100 per cent, 60 per cent or 50-plusone would be more appropriate. Campbell motioned to amend the policy to include the 50-plus-one option, but was defeated,

with Couns. Helen Fathers, Louise Hutchinson and Mayor Wayne Baldwin opposed. Revisions presented Monday are the result of a process that was initiated after controversy erupted early last year following approval of an application to remove trees from city land in the 15100-block of Royal Avenue. The applicant’s request – made on the basis that the trees were blocking views – was initially denied, but was granted by council on appeal. In explaining revisions, municipal operations manager Rob Thompson said the goal was to transform Policy 611 from something that considers unwanted trees, to guidelines that recognize their inherent value to the community. He noted applications to remove significant trees, ravine trees and park trees will not be considered. Applications regarding trees blocking views will only be considered if the applicant can prove the tree or trees in question has grown to obscure an established view. “If the tree has always been there and obstructs the view, that is not enough,” he said. Applications involving trees that are part of a development will be considered separately.

Two key changes to the draft presented in the summer were the decrease in the necessary support rating to 65 per cent; and clarification of provincial policies regarding tree-pruning or removal during bird nesting season. Hutchinson and Fathers both commended the revised document, with Hutchinson calling it a “good solution to a really difficult problem.” “Dogs and trees will forever be the Achilles heel in White Rock,” she said. Fathers, whose two vehicles were vandalized last February in the heat of increasing tensions over the tree policy, described the process leading up to it as “traumatic at times.” She questioned how the policy applied to significant trees in the city. Thompson said it doesn’t, but noted a separate policy for such trees is in the works and expected to come to council in about a month. While Campbell opposed the revised policy, he did say gains have been made since council came under fire a year ago. “We have come a long way,” he said. “At least we’re accepting now that property owners in White Rock have a right to a view.”

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Smart meters  from page A1 Unlike FM radio transmitters that emit the same type of radiation continually, the smart meter transmissions add up to less than one minute of exposure per day (latest tests suggest it is a couple of seconds), at power levels several times lower than a cellphone. Hydro estimates the radio frequency (RF) exposure from standing next to a smart meter for 20 years is equivalent to a 30-minute cellphone call. A new statement on the exposure risk prepared and approved by the B.C. Cancer Agency at the request of provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall says there’s no convincing evidence of health risk from wireless technology. Smart-meter transmission exposure rapidly diminishes with distance, it notes, reaching just one 100,000th of Health Canada’s limit at a range of three metres. “This exposure level is much less than exposure to RF from cellphone use,” according to the Dec. 23 statement by Mary McBride. She also notes brain tumour rates have not increased despite increasing cell❝Smart meters phone use, concluding no mechpose no threat anisms have been identified that lead to a higher cancer of… health would risk from either cellphones or hazards smart meters. Repeated studies have failed to according confirm claims some people sufto Canadian fer from electromagnetic sensiregulations.❞ tivity, McBride notes. Rob Stirling Independent electromagnetic radiation tests commissioned by CBC News in December verified BC Hydro’s evidence that smart meters are drowned out by FM transmitters, cellphones and myriad other signals. Some apartment dwellers have raised concerns that they may live too close to large banks of smart meters. In practice, one meter in a bank communicates out to the grid on behalf of the others. Tests next to the bank of 10 smart meters in BC Hydro’s lab show that even if they are all set to transmit simultaneously and continuously – something that wouldn’t happen – the combined radiation is no stronger than one cellphone operating. The CBC test by engineer Rob Stirling found continuous cellphone frequency and FM signals in Vancouver both eclipsed the emissions of the lab smart meters running at full power. “Smart meters pose no threat of illegal radio interference, or health hazards according to Canadian regulations,” he concluded. RF signals – beamed out by everything from radio stations and the sun to wireless computer routers and fluorescent light fixtures – blanket the urban landscape. Opponents of smart meters, including the group Citizens For Safe Technology, haven’t given up. CST has launched a province-wide petition opposing the rollout and they’re seeking an injunction from the BC Utilities Commission to stop it, on grounds that the wireless technology goes beyond the scope of the program’s enabling legislation.

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gainst a backdrop of stunningly high home assessment values for 2011, SurreyFleetwood MLA Jagrup Brar found “seven-star” accommodation in Newton last week, as part of his quest to live on a single, employable man’s welfare income for the month. It’s a 12-foot-by-12-foot room in a Newton house he’ll share with six other people. Brar’s portion costs $375. The space is reasonably clean, at least, and there’s room for Brar to move around. That can’t be said about one of the other rooms he viewed – not much more than a closet. With a place to lay his head secured, Brar’s attention turned to another necessity: Food. With his finances already dwindling (after spending money on rent/damage deposit, a cellphone and bus tickets – needed in order to search for work, a requirement for collecting his social assistance), Brar budgeted about $30 for a week’s worth of groceries. He only has $67 left, and 27 more days remaining in the month-long experiment. Is Brar’s stint on the streets “real?” Technically, no. Even he admits that. Is it worthwhile? Yes. Besides income-assistance rates, Brar’s acceptance of Raise the Rates’ welfare challenge, and the attention it’s attracting, keeps a number of important issues in the spotlight. Among them are the lack of decent rental stock; unscrupulous landlords who offer appalling accommodation to the financially vulnerable (while the government turns a blind eye); and the growing gap between the haves and have-nots in this prosperous and promising region. The public often demands that politicians “walk a mile” in their shoes, suggesting TransLink directors forgo their vehicles for transit or premiers try to live on a regular Joe’s annual salary. Yet many are damning Brar for what appears to be an earnest attempt to better understand the plight of the poor. High school students aren’t criticized for abstaining from eating for 24 hours and calling it a “famine” in a bid to try to understand starvation in Third-World countries. In our instant-gratification culture, going without – even for a short period of time and in the context of a simulated experience – can go a long way towards providing insight. So good on Brar for walking the walk, despite having the ability to walk away from the hardship at the end of the month. Hopefully, he’ll bring new wisdom, along with the voice of his constituents, to the legislative table and affect positive change.


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yes 82% no 18% 107 responding flat baskets on the bottom of one’s boots to walk in water! Not so up in the snowy hinterlands of B.C. We did take some technology with us, in the form of two snowmobiles. Of course, one packed it in on day two. That limited the gas-powered travel to the northern version of transit – a sled behind a snow machine. And when we weren’t doing that, there was wood to chop and carry inside. There were meals to prepare and consume. There was water to draw from under the ice in the creek, and tote to the cabin. And there was old-fashioned fun – cards. Who would have thought two teens could engage in variations of games that have been around for centuries? At night, there were stars upon which to gaze. Not the paltry little pinpoints we see through city lights and smog. No, northern winter skies are dusted with a billion diamonds, some in swaths so thick they seem like glowing dust. And then there was the silence. Silence so penetrating you can hear it. Silence so pure it compels one to be silent. Except for the talking. Imagine that. Instead of texting, the girls talked. And talked some more. And they laughed, and walked and worked together, with nary a digit working a digital device. And they were reminded that this is what people used to do all the time. And it was good. Andrew Holota is editor of the Abbotsford News. 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.

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Handouts won’t help Editor: Saturday at noon, I watched two aggressive panhandlers assault a pedestrian near 24 Avenue and King George Boulevard. They swarmed, chased after and then repeatedly kicked the man who was half their size. I called the police, outraged at what I saw. The police came, as I watched I saw no fines for panhandling. I made a complaint to the RCMP about how the situation was handled. The officer assured me there was nothing they could do and “the panhandling fine is worth the paper it was written on for the specific individuals in question.” So, being filled in on the law and the way the RCMP hands are tied, I returned Sunday and was going about my business, when I saw one of the two panhandling individuals back out there. I decided to have my peaceful protest in the street further up from where the panhandler was. My sign said: “Do NOT give $ to violent junky panhandlers.” I plan to get out my sign and peacefully protest each and every time I see them on the street. Be careful, pedestrians. When encountering the two, they are violent. While I waited for the police, I watched one follow and scream at a man in his 40s and scream at cars passing by. Please, stop enabling people. Donate to your food bank, if they’re hungry they will go there. K. Harper, Surrey

Senate vote makes history Editor: Canada’s first elected female senator has been appointed. This fact was largely ignored by Canada’s national media, while they focused on condemning the latest Conservative senate appointments. Betty Unger, who was the choice of Alberta voters in a referendum, was among the seven latest appointees to be given the nod by Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Glen Gerow, Surrey

Return visit’s the charm Editor: This week, I had to take my wife into emergency again at Peace Arch Hospital. Unlike our previous frustrating experience at PAH a few weeks ago – as I described in my last letter (Plenty of space, just not the will, Dec. 29 letters) this time everything went very well, so I thought it appropriate to let readers know that the service at PAH can be first class. The triage nurse did a superb

job giving out a surgical mask and getting my wife an isolation room in emergency within 30 minutes after being told that she was immune-compromised. The senior nurse got an IV going in minutes even before the doctor had studied the new blood work. The doctor was very pleasant, informative and helpful. My wife was able to leave after three hours with her symptoms under control and a suitable prescription, in case of any recurrence. All in all, this illustrated how our medical system should function

when everything goes right. Unfortunately, not everyone that day was as fortunate as we were this time; many old people were still in beds in the hallway, as my wife was last time. It was infuriating to discover that the Fraser Health’s combined budget for administration and corporate overhead is now running at almost one-third of the total $1.55 billion 2010/11 annual budget while direct patient care is being short-changed. The B.C. government refuses to provide sufficient funds and fails to insist on health dollars being spent

on patient care – beds and medical staff – rather than bureaucrats. If we once again had publiclyelected hospital directors, rather than political appointees, then we could bring direct pressure on hospital management to do a better job. There would be no more ‘blacked-out’ wards or overcrowded emergency areas. Citizens should remember at the next B.C. election that this situation is a direct result of political decisions flowing directly from Victoria. Your vote is your only way to improve health care in B.C. Herbert Spencer, Surrey

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Readers respond to a letter to the editor that back assertions by environmental columnist Roy Strang (see page A10).

Of course mankind has an impact Editor: Re: Warm-mongers ignore obvious, Jan. 3 letters. Is it just naiveté or just plain stupidity that causes people to mouth off about the non-impact that humans have had on the environment to date. Do they really believe that with the advent of seven billion people – and increasing by 80 million per day – polluting the earth with everything from their feces to the air that they breathe out to the garbage that is originally industrially created so that they can dispose of it later, over the last say 150 years, that this has had no impact on the world and has not resulted in global warming or climate change? Unbelievable! All experts aside, if you just think of it logically, millions of vehicles turning fossil fuels into huge amounts of gases, thousands of power stations/ cement plants/mines all converting fossil fuels into huge amounts of gases, humans denuding the planet of tropical and other forests hence dramatically reducing nature’s ability of converting huge amounts of human produced bad gases back into good gases (photosynthesis), overeating etc. How could you not believe this has had any impact on the earth, resulting in some global warming? I agree there is a natural progression of cooling and heating of the planet’s environment. But to think we have had no effect on the rate of natural warming or reduction in the rate of natural cooling by our greed for gratification is just plain stupid. Ask all the people who have died around the world from droughts and the like what their opinion is on global warming. Ivan Scott, Surrey The letter writer states that in the past 70 years, carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere have risen from 0.028 per cent to 0.039 per cent. That is an increase of over 39 per cent, a significant difference. The writer claims a large portion of that increase is due to volcanos. On Feb. 15, 2007, the scientists at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory wrote: “Our studies show that globally, volcanoes on land and under the sea release a total of about 200 million tonnes of CO2

annually… Because while 200 million tonnes of CO2 is large, the global fossil fuel CO2 emissions for 2003 tipped the scales at 26.8 billion tonnes. Thus, not only does volcanic CO2 not dwarf that of human activity, it actually comprises less than one per cent of that value.” The writer suggests that the earth’s temperature has been stable for the past 15 years. In fact, the oceans have been absorbing a lot of thermal energy as they warm up, and the glaciers have been doing likewise as they melt. The earth has been warming even faster than most scientists had predicted. The writer suggests “global warming” was invented for the sake of research grants. I disagree! Objective reasoning is a difficult thing for all people, but scientists definitely do better at it than the rest of us. Bill McConnell, Surrey Whether we wish to be ostrich-like and ignore global warming, or take a reasoned approach and look at all the evidence is, in the end, up to us. Regardless, the most recent detailed research from the British MET and the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration assessed temperature change in a more detailed manner than had been done before. The report for the first time looked at all 10 different ways of measuring climate change – including sea level temp, upper atmospheric from weather balloons and glacier assessment. The findings: 1) The world is unequivocally warming and it has for more than 30 years. 2)Variability in local temperature doesn’t mean the rest of the world is cooling. 3) Greenhouse gases are clear reasons for the 0.56 C (1 F) warming over the past 50 years. The research concludes: “When we follow decade-todecade trends using different data sets and independent analyses from around the world, we see clear and unmistakable signs of a warming world.” Head-in-the-sand responses to such research can’t deny the unmistakable truth: no matter who delivers the pill, it is a bitter – but necessary – one to swallow. Steven Faraher-Amidon, Surrey

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BCGEU, government begin contract talks Tom Fletcher Black Press

VICTORIA – The B.C. government begins contract talks with one of its largest unions this week, and the union wants a raise as most of its members come off a two-year wage freeze. The B.C. Government and Service Employees Union represents 25,000 direct provincial employees, including prison guards, deputy sheriffs, liquor store staff, social workers, probation officers, biologists, lab workers and nursing and other staff at facilities including Riverview

Hospital and Forensic Psychiatric Hospital. Another group of BCGEU workers in health, community social service and other jobs with contracted agencies are set to begin talks in February. About 85 per cent of all union members have contracts expiring in 2012. “We’ll be going to every table determined to get wage improvements,” BCGEU president Darryl Walker said. In bargaining conferences held with union members in December, members also want improvements

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Aim is to force province to increase funding

Legal aid lawyers to withdraw service Jeff Nagel Black Press

Legal aid lawyers have started what they vow will be an escalating strike to press the province to increase funding. It began last week with most lawyers who handle legal aid work refusing to represent new adult clients arrested on criminal charges who cannot afford their own representation. The Jan. 1-7 withdrawal of duty counsel services expands to two weeks in the first half of February, followed by three weeks in March and then all four weeks of April. The tactic by lawyers threatens to leave many more accused people unrepresented before the courts in order to bring the issue to a head. “It’s not a step they came to lightly,” said Trial Lawyers Association of B.C. communications director Bentley Doyle. “They’re concerned about leaving clients without help. They feel desperate and they hope it’s short-term pain for long-term gain.” Legal aid funding has been cut by 27 per cent over the last decade, from $96 million in 2001 to about $67 mil-

lion. An extra $2.1 million announced by the provincial government for childrelated legal aid will not make a significant difference, Doyle said. “Far too many citizens right now do not have legal representation,” he said. Doyle said legal aid should be considered an essential service in B.C. and therefore should be properly funded. The government takes in about $100 million annually in through its provincial tax on legal fees, but the money is not directed toward legal aid, which the tax was created to fund in the first place. Many people before the courts who previously got legal aid assistance are now forced to represent themselves, causing more slowdowns in an already severely congested legal system. A public commission into legal aid last year concluded B.C. is failing its most disadvantaged citizens and seriously lags other jurisdictions. The provincial government says its new Family Law Act – which encourages mediation and other measures to cut down on court time – will help.


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Brar running low on cash Kevin Diakiw Black Press

Ten days into his experiment living on welfare rates, MLA Jagrup Brar has $55 left in his account and thinks he’ll be completely out of money by Jan. 20. Brar, the MLA for Surrey-Fleetwood, accepted the Welfare Challenge, meaning he lives on $610 for January. He has spent $375 for rent, and has bought a bus pass and some groceries, but has just over $55 left. “My money is running out more quickly than I thought,” Brar said. “I will run out of money some day, then I have to survive and find food where people who don’t have any resources find food.” He says that could include binning for food (diving into dumpsters). Asked if he’d eat the food he finds, he said he wasn’t too sure. On Tuesday, he said the first 10 days were extremely hard.

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Jagrup Brar trudges through the rain in North Surrey on his way to a welfare office last week. One of the most frightening nights he’s had was the second day, when he slept at a North Surrey shelter. Before going in, a lady came up to him and said she had a terrible

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Reprinted stamps often worth more  from page A11 Club member Mike Doin recently discovered that he owned a series of three-cent Canadian stamps with a spelling error. “Don’t think that I found those (myself),” he says with a laugh. “I read about them.” In one error, the Canadian Mint reprinted a series of animal-themed stamps with the word “auna” written instead of “fauna.” The reprinted stamps of that series, according to the Scott Catalogue, are worth more than the originals. Currently, the number of club members is about 15, and Jackson says there’s always room for more at the twice monthly meetings. Austma says her adult kids and grandchildren haven’t taken up the hobby, even though she’s got a large collection to pass onto them. Her grandkids, she admits, are into coins.

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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, JA N U A RY 2 3 , 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, January 23, 2012, commencing at 7:00 p.m. Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2011, No. 17507 Application: 7911-0186-00 CIVIC ADDRESS: 13453, 13463 - 76 Avenue, 7630, 7646 - 134A Street and Portion of Road Allowance APPLICANT: Amarjit Masson, Balwinder Sidhu, Parampal Jaura, Parvinder Jaura, Bachittar S. Dhaliwal and Kulwant K. Dhaliwal c/o Barnett Dembek Architects Inc. (Maciej Dembek) #135, 7536 - 130 Street, Surrey, BC V3W 1H8 PROPOSAL: To rezone the site from “One Acre Residential Zone (RA)” to “Comprehensive Development Zone (CD)”. The purpose of the rezoning is to permit the development of a 1,859 sq. m. (20, 000 sq. ft.) industrial building. (Please Note: This application had public hearings on November 28, 2011 and January 9, 2012, these by-laws did not recieve third reading.) B. Permitted Uses for By-law 17507 The Lands and structures shall be used for the following uses only, or for a combination of such uses: 1. Light impact industry. 2. Recycling depots provided that: (a) The use is confined to an enclosed building; and (b) The storage of used tires is prohibited. 3. Transportation industry. 4. Automotive service uses. 5. Automobile painting and body work. 6. Vehicle storage and parking facilities including truck parking and recreational vehicle storage. 7. General services uses limited to the following: (a) Driving schools; (b) Industrial equipment rentals; (c) Taxi dispatch offices; (d) Industrial first aid training; and (e) Trade schools. 8. Warehouse uses. 9. Distribution centres. 10. Office uses limited to the following: (a) Architectural and landscape architectural offices; (b) Engineering and surveying offices; (c) General contractor offices; (d) Government offices; (e) Utility company offices; and 11. One retail store, provided that: i. The retail store does not exceed a total floor area of 93 square metres [1,000 sq. ft.]; ii. The retail store is operated by a non-profit enterprise to sell the products and services produced by the trade school operating on the site. iii. There is not more than one retail store on the lot and where a lot has been subdivided by a strata plan then there shall be not more than one retail store within the strata plan. 12. Accessory uses including 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; (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 on a lot. (e) Child care centres; and (f) Dwelling unit(s) provided that the dwelling unit(s) is (are): i. Contained within the principal building; ii. Occupied by the owner or a caretaker, for the protection of the businesses permitted; iii. Restricted to a maximum number of: a. One dwelling unit in each principal building less than 2,800 square metres [30,000 sq. ft.] in floor area; b. Two dwelling units in each principal building of 2,800 square metres [30,000 sq. ft.] or greater in floor area; and c. Notwithstanding Sub-sections B.11 (f) iii.a. and iii.b., the maximum number shall be two dwelling units for lots less than 4.0 hectares [10 acres] in area and three dwelling units for lots equal to or greater than 4.0 hectares [10 acres] in area. iv. Restricted to a maximum floor area of: a. 140 square metres [1,500 sq. ft.] for one (first) dwelling unit on a lot and where a lot has been

subdivided by a strata plan then there shall only be one 140-square metre [1,500- sq. ft.] dwelling unit within the strata plan; b. 90 square metres [970 sq. ft.] for each additional dwelling unit; and c. Notwithstanding Sub-sections B.11 (f) iv.a. and iv.b., the maximum floor area shall not exceed 33% of the total floor area of the principal building within which the dwelling unit is contained. (g) Sales of rebuilt vehicles less than 5,000 kilograms [11,023 lbs.] G.V.W. provided that: i. it is part of an automobile painting and body work business; ii. the number of rebuilt vehicles ready for sale shall not exceed 5 at any time; iii. the business operator holds a current and valid Motor Dealer’s certificate; and iv. the business operator is an approved Insurance Corporation of British Columbia Salvage Buyer.



Surrey Official Community Plan By-law, 1996, No. 12900, No. 308 Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17541 Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17542 Application: 7910-0113-00

Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17540 Application: 7911-0245-00 CIVIC ADDRESS: 2711 - 192 Street APPLICANT: 0917483 B.C. Ltd. c/o David Porte #380, 1665 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V6J 1X1 PROPOSAL: To amend “Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2006, No. 16180”, Part 2, Sub-section B.2 and Subsection F.2, as follows: 1. Insert a new section in Permitted Uses for Block B, and 2. Insert a new section in Yards and Setbacks for Block B. This by-law amendment will permit the development of two commercial/retail buildings, including a drive through restaurant on the site presently zoned to permit a gas station. B. Permitted Uses for By-law 17540 Block B (a) The following uses are permitted provided that the gross floor area of each individual business does not exceed 370 square metres [4,000 sq.ft.]: i. Retail stores excluding the following: a. Adult entertainment stores; and b. Auction houses; c. Secondhand stores and pawnshops. ii. Personal service uses limited to the following: a. Barbershops; b. Beauty parlours; c. Cleaning and repair of clothing; and d. Shoe repair shops; iii. Eating establishments including drive-through restaurants; iv. Neighbourhood pub; v. Office uses excluding the following: a. Social escort services; and b. Methadone clinics; vi. General service uses excluding funeral parlours, drivethrough banks and vehicle rentals; vii. Indoor recreational facilities; viii. Community services; and ix. Child care centres (b) One dwelling unit per lot provided that the dwelling unit is: i. Contained within the principal building; and ii. Occupied by the owner or the owner’s employee, for the protection of the businesses permitted on the lot.”

CIVIC ADDRESS: Portion of 3075 - 188 Street (also shown as 3083 - 188 Street) APPLICANT: B & B Contracting Ltd. c/o Pacific Land Resource Group (Oleg Verbenkov) #101, 7485 - 130 Street, Surrey, BC V3W 1H8 PROPOSAL: By-law 17541 To redesignate a portion of the property from Agricultural (AGR) to Industrial (IND). By-law 17542 To rezone a portion of the property (Blocks A and B) from “Intensive Agriculture Zone (A 2)” to “Comprehensive Development Zone (CD)”. The purpose of the redesignation and rezoning is to permit the development of a head office and warehouse facility in Campbell Heights for a regional contractor. B. Permitted Uses for By-law 17542 The Lands and structures shall be used for the following uses only, or for a combination of such uses: 1. Light impact industry including the wholesale and retail sale of products produced within the business premises or as part of the wholesale or warehouse operations provided that the total floor area used or intended to be used for retail sales and display to the public shall not exceed 20% of the gross floor area for each individual business or establishment or 460 square metres [5,000 sq.ft.], whichever is less. 2. Warehouse uses. 3. Distribution centres. 4. Transportation industry limited to storage and maintenance of contractor’s construction equipment, materials or supplies. 5. Office uses excluding: (a) Social escort services; (b) Methadone clinics; and (c) Offices of professionals including without limitation, accountants, lawyers, doctors, dentists, chiropractors, physiotherapists, massage therapists and related health care practitioners and notary publics, and the offices of real estate, advertising and insurance. 6. Accessory uses limited to the following: (a) General service uses excluding drive-through banks; (b) Eating establishments limited to a maximum of 200 seats and excluding drive-through restaurants and where a lot has been subdivided by a strata plan then there shall be a maximum of 200 eating establishment seats within the strata plan; (c) Community services; (d) Child care centre; and (e) Dwelling unit(s) provided that the dwelling unit(s) is (are): i. Contained within a principal building; ii. Occupied by the owner or a caretaker, for the protection of the business permitted; iii. Restricted to a maximum number of: a. One dwelling unit in each principal building less than 2,800 square metres [30,000 sq. ft.] in floor area; b. Two dwelling units in each principal building of 2,800 square metres [30,000 sq. ft.] or greater in floor area; c. Notwithstanding Sub-sections B.6 (e) iii.a. and iii.b., the maximum number shall be 2 dwelling units and where a lot has been subdivided by a strata plan then there shall be a maximum of 2 dwelling units within the strata plan”; and Continued on next page

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lifestyles Mentors required for at-risk youth NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2012 iv. a.

Restricted to a maximum floor area of: 140 square metres [1,500 sq. ft.] for one (first) dwelling unit on a lot; b. 90 square metres [970 sq. ft.] for each additional dwelling unit; and c. Notwithstanding Sub-sections B.6 (e) iv.a. and iv.b., the maximum floor area shall not exceed 33% of the total floor area of the principal building within which the dwelling unit is contained. DEVELOPMENT LOCATION MAP BY-LAW 17541/17542

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Surrey Zoning By-law, 1993, No. 12000, Amendment By-law, 2012, No. 17543 Application: 7911-0116-00 CIVIC ADDRESS: 12931 and 12939 - 112B Avenue APPLICANT: Sukhdev S. and Harbans K. Bains c/o S & H Transport (Dave Bains) 12931 - 112B Avenue, Surrey, BC V3R 2H3 PROPOSAL: To rezone the site from "Special Industrial Zone (I-4)" (By-law No. 5942) to "Light Impact Industrial Zone (IL)". The purpose of the rezoning is to permit a trucking business in Bridgeview. B. Permitted Uses for Light Impact Industrial Zone (IL) Land and structures shall be used for the following uses only, or for a combination of such uses: 1. Light impact industry. 2. Recycling depots provided that: (a) The use is confined to an enclosed building; and (b) The storage of used tires is prohibited. 3. Transportation industry. 4. Automotive service uses. 5. Automobile painting and body work. 6. Vehicle storage and parking facilities including truck parking and recreational vehicle storage. 7. General service uses limited to the following: (a) driving schools; and (b) industrial equipment rentals. (c) taxi dispatch offices; (d) industrial first aid training; and (e) trade schools. 8. Warehouse uses. 9. Distribution centres. 10. 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. 11. Accessory uses including 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 gokart operations, drag racing and rifle ranges; (c) Community services; (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 on a lot. (e) Child care centres; and (f) Dwelling unit(s) provided that the dwelling unit(s) is (are):

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Contained within the principal building; Occupied by the owner or a caretaker, for the protection of the businesses permitted; Restricted to a maximum number of: One dwelling unit in each principal building less than 2,800 square metres [30,000 sq. ft.] in floor area; Two dwelling units in each principal building of 2,800 square metres [30,000 sq. ft.] or greater in floor area; and Notwithstanding Sub-sections B.11 (f) iii.a. and iii.b., the maximum number shall be two dwelling units for lots less than 4.0 hectares [10 acres] in area and three dwelling units for lots equal to or greater than 4.0 hectares [10 acres] in area. Restricted to a maximum floor area of: 140 square metres [1,500 sq. ft.] for one (first) dwelling unit on a lot and where a lot has been subdivided by a strata plan then there shall only be one 140-square metre [1,500- sq. ft.] dwelling unit within the strata plan; 90 square metres [970 sq. ft.] for each additional dwelling unit; and Notwithstanding Sub-sections B.11 (f) iv.a. and iv.b., the maximum floor area shall not exceed 33% of the total floor area of the principal building within which the dwelling unit is contained. Sales of rebuilt vehicles less than 5,000 kilograms [11,023 lbs.] G.V.W. provided that: it is part of an automobile painting and body work business; the number of rebuilt vehicles ready for sale shall not exceed 5 at any time; the business operator holds a current and valid Motor Dealer's certificate; and the business operator is an approved Insurance Corporation of British Columbia Salvage Buyer


Volunteers needed Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver (BBGV) always needs volunteers but the organization is currently emphasizing just how much it needs them right now. In fact, the mentoring agency currently needs 372 volunteers throughout the Lower Mainland (including 29 in Surrey, White Rock and Delta) and the need is an urgent one. The urgency is not based on a quota. Rather, the number is based on the need in the community. “January is a critical volunteer recruitment time for us,” explains Joanne Kautz-Allard, program director at BBGV. “The closer we get to summer, the more drastic a drop in applications we see which means more kids sit on a wait list – vulnerable to the adversities facing them.” While summer is several months away, the six- to eight-week intake process means volunteers who sign up right now won’t start volunteering until late February at the earliest. The timing is particularly imperative to the In-School Mentoring Program, which involves volunteer participation throughout the school year only. By early March, it is already too late for volunteers to join

the program. “We don’t want people to rush their decision to volunteer but if it is something they have considered for a time, we ask them to take the initiative and give us a call to get answers to their questions,” explains Kautz-Allard. “It is a commitment but most people find it’s not as time consuming as they initially think. In fact, both men and women can take part in the flexible in-school program in just one hour each week. The better-known Big Brothers program requires a two- to four-hour time commitment per week. Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver offers mentoring programs to at-risk children. The one-on-one friendships allow children the benefit of a positive role model. Operating the Big Brothers Program, as well as two in-school programs also involving women and girls, Big Brothers main focus is to create friendships that will build confidence and create possibilities for children. There are estimates some 10,000 Lower Mainland children could benefit from a mentor. To find out how you can volunteer, visit


2012 Beer Garden Regulations Applications will be received by the City Clerk up to and including Friday, January 27th, 2012 from organizations wanting to hold a Beer Garden in the City of Surrey during 2012. In order to be considered, applicants must attend and receive a certificate of attendance from the Information Meeting that will be held in the Council Chamber on Tuesday, February 7, 2012, from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm. This meeting is jointly sponsored by ICBC, the RCMP and the City of Surrey. Pre-registration is not necessary.

Additional information may be obtained from the Planning & Development Department at (604) 591-4441. Copies of the by-law(s), supporting staff reports and any relevant background documentation may be viewed in the "Notices" section of the City of Surrey website at www. 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 10, 2012 to Monday, January 23, 2012. All persons who believe their interest in property will be affected by the proposed by-law(s) shall be afforded an opportunity to be heard at the Public Hearing on matters contained in the by law(s). Should you have any concerns or comments you wish to convey to Council, please fax to 604-591-8731, email, or submit in writing to the City Clerk at 14245 56 Avenue, Surrey, BC V3X 3A2, no later than Monday, January 23, 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

Applications will be considered from bona fide non-profit community clubs, groups, associations or societies who sponsor a recognized annual or regular civic event and who use the profits from the beer garden to either improve public facilities, or donate to a recognized charity. Permits will be issued within the guidelines of current legislation, and the number and location of beer gardens in each designated community will be limited. The designated communities in Surrey are: • • • • • •

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Application forms are available from Legislative Services, Office of the City Clerk, City of Surrey, 14245-56 Avenue, Surrey, BC. For further information, please contact 604-591-4132.

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ave you ever been warm spells. Today’s warm warned against tripping period, the Holocene, began over a false premise about 12,000 years ago, long and tumbling to an erroneous before mankind’s activities began conclusion? to send into the atmosphere the How about Chicken Little, or CO2 emissions which allegedly the Emperor with no clothes? cause global warming. It seems we’ve During the more allowed ourselves recent past, the earth Roy Strang to be tripped up by has experienced the politicized scientists of Roman warm period perhaps questionable (200 BC to 600 AD) integrity and led to an and the Medieval warm inappropriate ‘solution’ (800 to 1350 AD) to an artificial problem. both preceding the Let me clarify. For Industrial Revolution, about 30 years now, which is asserted to we’ve been hearing be the beginning of that our climate – and a catastrophic rise in general well-being – are atmospheric CO2. threatened by discharge If man-generated of carbon dioxide (CO2) CO2 could obviously into the atmosphere not have triggered resulting in global warming these warm interglacials, what with dire consequences for food did? Small changes in the production and sea levels. earth’s relation to the sun – the This warning, from a 100,000-year cycle of the earth’s cadre of climate scientists, elliptical orbit around the sun, environmentalists and others the 41,000-year tilt cycle of the who have told their story often earth’s axis and the 23,000-year and acquired the aura of a precession cycle – are the most widely-accepted ‘truth,’ an article plausible causes. of faith not to be questioned. When these factors act together Science, however, does not to produce cool summers, with support the doom-and-gloom consequent reduced glacier prophecies. melting, a glaciation phase Climate has been changing for begins and, when they combine eons with longish cold periods to produce warm summers, an – ice ages – separated by shorter interglacial is started.

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Evidence from the past shows CO2 concentrations much higher than those being experienced now. Also at times, when CO2 levels were much higher than today’s, global temperatures fell, and at other times, low CO2 levels coincided with relatively high temperatures, showing that temperature and CO2 are not directly correlated. Mankind’s annual contribution to atmospheric CO2 is less than five per cent, the other 95 per cent coming from natural factors. Despite this data, forecasts of warming blamed on CO2 emissions have persuaded politicians that a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade imposition is necessary. If implemented, the Kyoto accord, and now Durban, could cost our economy billions and reduce global temperature by only 0.08 per cent. Environment Canada estimated in 2007 that reducing 1990 CO2 emissions by six per cent would eliminate 275,000 jobs, raise electricity and gas prices 50 per cent and cost families $4,000 each year. It seems we’ve been expensively misled. Dr. Roy Strang writes monthly on the environment for the Peace Arch News.

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news Big gain in home starts unlikely to repeat

Steady 2012 predicted after 17 per-cent climb Jeff Nagel Black Press

Housing starts jumped 17 per cent last year in Metro Vancouver as buyer interest improved and builders responded by launching new projects. The 17,867 new starts across the region was about 2,600 higher than 2010 and more than twice as many as in 2009, when the construction industry swooned amid the global financial crisis. “The bounce back has been very dramatic,” Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association president and CEO Peter Simpson Peter Simpson said. He expects 2012 to be a “steady-as-she-goes year” without any huge spikes or drops. Builders are still being cautious, he said, because they have no control over whether interest rates climb or if there’s more global economic turbulence. Another area of uncertainty remains the dismantling of the harmonized sales tax (HST), which Simpson said he wishes would happen faster than the province’s target of April 2013. Buyers of more expensive homes

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In comparison to the previous year, 2012 is expected to be a steady year without any huge spikes or drops for housing in Metro Vancouver. priced above the HST rebate threshold can avoid the seven per cent provincial tax portion if they wait until the HST is repealed and B.C. returns to a provincial sales tax along with the federal GST. Simpson said that’s also prompting some home owners to delay major renovations. “It’s still a concern,” he said of the HST, but added it no longer seems to be the first question prospective buyers ask. “People buying homes realize if they wait the savings in HST could

conceivably be offset by higher housing prices and higher interest rates down the road.” Almost 80 per cent of the new units started last year were in multi-family developments, up from 70 per cent in 2010. “Multi-family starts fueled growth in new home construction in 2011,” said Robyn Adamache, senior market analyst for the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corp. In contrast, just 3,686 detached houses were started last year down, 19 per cent from more than 4,500

in 2010. Surrey’s single-detached-house starts fell to 1,091 from more than 1,900 but the drop was more than offset by increased multi-family construction. “Solid market trends and a more positive economic outlook compared to a year ago have provided the impetus for developers to undertake larger projects,” Adamache said. Richmond and Surrey both saw 1,000 more multi-family units started in 2011 than the previous

year. Richmond saw the biggest growth surge, with starts up 86 per cent, followed by North Vancouver with a gain of 81 per cent and Langley up 41 per cent. The most starts in the region were recorded in Surrey and Vancouver – both had just over 3,800 starts – followed by Richmond at 2,636, Burnaby at 1,611 and Coquitlam at 1,442. Further east in the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford saw a four per cent increase in starts to 537.

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arts & entertainment …on the Semiahmoo Peninsula

Lucy Wang, Kierah Raymond highlight upcoming concert at Mount Olive Lutheran Church

Strings to perform ‘A Little Night Music’ Alex Browne


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he Semiahmoo Strings routinely accomplishes the impossible – particularly in light of the musicians’ youth and relative inexperience – last year’s sterling and convincing performance of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony being just one case in point. Not content with setting the bar that high, the White Rock-based ensemble is exploring the outer reaches of the improbable with a new concert that, in terms of scope, maturity and sheer variety, almost beggars the imagination. The surprise – especially for those who have never heard the orchestra – is that much of the concert is made up of material already in the repertoire of the ambitious teens and tweens. A Little Night Music (Friday, Jan 20, 7:30 p.m., Mount Olive Lutheran Church, 2350 148 St.) translates the title of Mozart’s celebrated and sublime Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, also the first item on the program. It’s a disarmingly modest catchall for a concert that spans eras and genres at will. Selections range from a brief Beethoven miniature by the organization’s young feeder group, the Demi-Semiahmoo Strings, and full ensemble performances of pieces Liszt and Saint-Saens, to excerpts from The Planets by early 20th century British composer Holst, the challenging eclecticism and modernity of Leonard Bernstein’s Divertimento for Orchestra – even a suite of Celtic fiddle tunes. Semiahmoo Strings conductor Carla Birston and her husband, cellist, arranger and composer Harold Birston laughed when it was suggested a better title might be A Little of Everything. The concert actually represents a scaling back of their original intentions, they admit. “It was supposed to be a program of divertimenti and serenades but it was too much – the pieces weren’t all working together,” Carla said. Not the least of the attractions of the revised program is that it also provides solo showcases for the ensemble’s two concert masters, Kierah Raymond and Lucy Wang. “They’re two of the most confident kids, but without any hint of obnoxiousness,” Carla said. “They’re so generous and so supportive of each other.” Raymond, 16, will reprise the Intercontinental Fiddle Suite, arranged




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Lucy Wang, 15, performs with the backing of the Semiahmoo Strings orchestra. The group will be on stage on Jan. 20 in South Surrey. by Harold from traditional repertoire and noting that Raymond goes beyond featuring an original melody, Mother’s Love, traditional fiddling technique to make full composed by Raymond herself. use of all finger positions for the violin. Already an internationally-recognized “She plays (the suite) beautifully,” Carla exponent of Canadian and Celtic fiddle said. “She’s such an amazing performer – traditions with two Canadian Folk Award she takes the ball and runs with it and we nominated CDs and a book of compositions just follow her.” to her credit, Raymond has Wang, 15, another rising ❝They’re two of the earned a scholarship from the star, will be featured in Peninsula Arts Foundation most confident kids, but Saint-Saens’ Introduction and to attend a traditional Rondo Capriccioso and Liszt’s without any hint Irish music program at the Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2. of obnoxiousness.❞ University of Limerick this She is one of four Canadian summer. students who have been Carla Birston First debuted by the invited to send in audition conductor orchestra and Raymond videos for a prestigious when she was only 12, the suite has been performance opportunity at one of the revisited several times, including a private meccas of classical music – Carnegie Hall in anniversary party and a special event at New York. Vancouver’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Whatever the outcome of this invitation, Carla promises a “very different level of she is already participating in big national playing from Kierah” in this repeat. and international violin competitions, “She’s got the fiddling style, but she’s including the Canadian Music Competition enhanced it with her classical training,” (she was a finalist in both 2009 and 2010)

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There’s nothing quite like the sound of a big band – even electronic acts with stacks of speakers can’t quite equal the synergy of 17 or more musicians working together at full momentum. Big band fans have a special treat in store this Saturday (Jan. 14) when South Surrey’s award-winning senior high school bands will team up for South End Summit 2, presented by Semiahmoo Arts, at the Wheelhouse Theatre, Earl Marriott Secondary, 15751 16 Ave. The Marriott band, led by Rodger Owens; the Elgin Park band, led by Rob Leeder and the Semiahmoo Secondary band, led by Dave Fullerton, will demonstrate not only the classic big band swing style that developed in the ‘30s and ‘40s, but also the state of the art today – with material as up to date as big band transcriptions of Radiohead songs. This writer will

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North Surrey’s Deepesh Sewak and Amanda Mussio perform a scene in It’s Not You, It’s Me.

Five Surrey schools are taking to the stage tonight (Thursday) for the 2012 Surrey High School Drama Festival. Students will perform several one-act plays throughout the evening, adjudicated by acting professor Scott Swan, with awards handed out at the end of the event. The best production will go on to represent Surrey at the Provincial High School Drama Festival at Douglas College in early May. Participating schools are: • Kwantlen Park Secondary, presenting Chester, You Owe My Bird an Apology and Singleton, The Medal Winner; • Semiahmoo Secondary, presenting It’s All Your Fault; • Clayton Heights Secondary, presenting Happily Ever, a thematic title covering the plays After, Louis and Dave and A Midnight Clear; • Enver Creek Secondary, presenting S.P.A.R.; • North Surrey Secondary, presenting Hard Candy and It’s Not You, It’s Me. The festival takes place from 5:30-10 p.m. at Kwantlen Park Secondary theatre, 10441 132 St. Tickets ($5 for adults and $2 for students) are available at the door.

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Six-week course offered at Surrey Arts Centre

Learn to sing – on the spot Create instant songs, spontaneous solos, three-part harmonies, and backup vocals. Songs on the Spot, offered at the Surrey Arts Centre, runs for six weeks from Jan. 23 to Feb. 27 at a cost of $100. A free, introductory session is being

offered Jan. 16 from 7-9:15 p.m. Register in advance to book your spot, either online at or by phone at 604-501-5100. Surrey Arts Centre is located at 13750 88 Ave. Phone 604-501-5566 or visit for more information.

The City and the Serial Image

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Adam Morrison aiming to end his junior-hockey career with a championship

‘All I’m worried about is winning’ Nick Greenizan Sports Reporter


ith less than half a season left in his junior hockey career, Vancouver Giants’ goaltender Adam Morrison is focused on one thing and one thing only: a championship. Which says something of his focus, considering how many other things could creep into his mind and cloud his concentration. For starters, the 20-year-old White Rock native is back playing on home ice for the first time since he left the Semiahmoo Minor Hockey Association for the Western Hockey League’s Saskatoon Blades – he was traded to Vancouver in October – and playing just a few kilometres up the road Adam Morrison from family and Vancouver Giants friends brings its own pressures and potential distractions. And then, of course, there is the issue of his hockey-playing future. A former third-round draft pick of the Philadelphia Flyers in 2009, Morrison was not offered a contract by the NHL team by last spring’s deadline, thus making him a free agent with a wide open – or uncertain, depending on your point of view – future ahead of him. But Morrison insists he’s not thinking about any of it. Spend a few minutes talking to him and it’s awfully hard not to believe him. “I’m not worried about where I might be playing next year, or what’s going to happen, or any of that,” he said. “All I’m worried about is winning a championship with this team.” He doesn’t spent much time dwelling on the past either. Morrison began his WHL career

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Vancouver Giants goaltender Adam Morrison makes a save against Portland Winterhawks’ Taylor Peters during a Jan. 7 game at Pacific Coliseum. with the Saskatoon Blades as a 17 year old, but never got the chance to become a bonafide No. 1 goalie; he never played more than 36 games in a given season. Last season was perhaps the toughest. He missed more than a month with mononucleosis, and upon his return was relegated to a backup role. He didn’t play in the playoffs, and then in June was let go by the Flyers. He admits that looking back does occasionally give him a little spark. “The last couple years have

been a little rocky, so for sure, it’s motivation, but not in a ‘I want to get back at them’ kind of way,” he said. “Mostly, I’m just disappointed that I didn’t get the opportunity to prove I was worthy of a contract (from Philadelphia). “I don’t really think about what has happened in the past, or what might’ve gone wrong. All I’m worried about is… doing everything possible to improve my own game.” He’s certainly made the most of the opportunity to be a starting

goaltender since arriving in Vancouver. He’s already played 33 games for the G-Men, and sports a 23-7-1-1 record with a 2.37 goals-against average and a save percentage of .913. And he’s helped Vancouver get within striking distance of the Kamloops Blazers, who are currently in top spot in the WHL’s B.C. Division. “We’re starting to believe in ourselves now, and believe that we’re a team that can come in and steal a championship,” Morrison

said. In addition to his success this season, Morrison said the chance to do it so close to home has been an added bonus. “This is the team I grew up watching, so getting the chance to play with your hometown team is a dream come true. “But really, I’ve had so many great memories playing in this league. It’s one thing to get to play a year or two here, but to play four or five seasons, to me is very gratifying.”

Asking price was too high: Erhart

Eagles make no moves at BCHL trade deadline Nick Greenizan Sports Reporter

Despite fielding plenty of phone calls, and staking out his computer and fax machine until late evening “just in case” something came up, Surrey Eagles coach Matt Erhart stood pat Tuesday as the trade deadline came and went. “We didn’t make any moves. I made a lot of calls, but at the end of the day, the asking price was just too high,” said Erhart, who is also the team’s general manager. “Any of the players we asked about, the other team always wanted one or two of our young players, and we really like our young guys, and weren’t willing to give up two guys

with a future for one older player.” Erhart did not get into specifics about which young players were most sought-after by other clubs, but said he wasn’t about to trade the team’s “World Junior ‘A’ Challenge guys,” – referring to forwards Brandon Morley and Michael Stenerson. Under Erhart, the Eagles haven’t traditionally been a big player at the Jan. 10 deadline – Surrey made no deadline moves last season, either – instead choosing to make roster decisions before Christmas. Since Nov. 30, the Eagles have added forwards Alex Hagen, Brayden Jaw and Trevor Cameron. “We aren’t typically a team that makes a lot

of deadline moves, and we don’t do a lot of trades with other leagues, either,” Erhart said. The Eagles weren’t the only contending team to let the deadline pass without a major move; conference rivals Cowichan Valley and Coquitlam also did little Tuesday. “I think most of us – Coquitlam and Cowichan, too – made our decisions earlier,” Erhart said, adding that only one team, the Victoria Grizzlies, really tore their team apart. The Grizzlies, 10 points back of the Eagles in the BCHL Coastal Conference, traded away nearly all their top players for prospects and future considerations. “Nobody else in our (conference) did much either, which is good,” Erhart said. “It means

that the conference is still up for grabs.” Erhart did make one addition in the last week, picking up 18-year-old defenceman Eric Chevrier, an Ontario native who recently left the University of New Hampshire without playing a game. Chevrier, a friend of Eagles’ forward Sean McGovern, was supposed to join the Birds in the off-season, but UNH instead asked him to come to college a year earlier than planned. “It didn’t really work out for him there, so he left just before Christmas,” said Erhart. “We’re happy to have him.” To make room for Chevrier on the roster, the team released seldom-used fourth-liner Brandon Scholten.

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Three advance at Classic Nick Greenizan

Marriage Commissioner The Vital Statistics Agency, Ministry of Health, is looking for an individual to serve as a Marriage Commissioner for Surrey. The individual will perform civil marriages within the community on behalf of the Agency.

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Three South Surrey teams advanced into the second round of the Surrey RCMP Basketball Classic after winning opening games Tuesday afternoon. Playing at Southridge School, the White Rock Christian Academy Warriors beat Queen Elizabeth 81-42, while Southridge defeated L.A. Matheson 71-53 and Elgin Park edged Clayton Heights 56-52. The fourth South Surrey school in the tourney’s main draw, Earl Marriott, lost Tuesday 64-34 to Cloverdale’s Lord Tweedsmuir. In Pool B – for teams ousted from contention after Sunday’s preliminary round – Semiahmoo beat Sullivan Heights 83-63. For WRCA, who played Princess Margaret Wednesday after press deadline, the first-round victory was a chance for every player to get into the game; all but one of the team’s 12 players scored at least one point. Jake Newman led the team with 15 points, Vartan Tanielian had 12 and Peter Spangehl chipped in with 10. Jon Pelling was named the player of the game after a nine-point performance. “Jon had a very good game. He put a lot of pressure on (Queen Elizabeth) defenders, he sprinted the floor, made a lot of smart deci-

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Elements showcases sacred geometry design strategy

Langley condos provide sacred decor A lot of thought goes into the design of a home development, but one condo project in Langley has taken it to the next level. Elements, from Sandhill Development, has adopted the concept of sacred geometry, which assigns meaning and significance to shapes and proportions found in nature, as a guiding principle behind its interior design. Sacred geometry has been used to plan religious buildings for thousands of years. It takes natural shapes – like hexagons and curves – and brings them into structures. Danielle Lareau, principal designer at Vancouver’s Giraffe Design, took charge at Elements, using curves, lines and colours to mirror the natural world. This is most obvious in the lobbies of the three residential buildings at Elements, each

with their own theme: gold, silver and bronze. The gold lobby is symbolized by a circle with a curved star inside, a shape prominent in the floor tile and repeated in the wall pattern and even on the ceiling. Lareau says these circular shapes represent femininity, while the more linear silver lobby evokes the masculine side of the equation. This space, symbolized by three wavy lines, is the opposite of the gold lobby. The silver building sustains the theme with its square wall decor and harder-edged seating. Lareau says the design at Elements is meant to balance both masculine and feminine aspects, bringing harmony to the space. “It’s known to affect our well being,” she says, “and that’s what people are looking for right now.”

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Buyers are sure to be lining up to take a look at Alexandra Gate, opening soon in a prime location in Richmond. Built specifically to be a groundoriented development, buyers at Alexandra Gate will feel an immediate sense of peace and safety as soon as they set foot on the property. “It’s set up to (have) a more pedestrian-friendly feel,” says Steveston Real Estate president Sean Lawson. “It makes for a more appealing sense of community.” The 193 homes are split into a mix of sleek two-storey city homes and stylish urban condominiums. The city homes provide the bottom two levels of the four-storey buildings, while the condos fill the upper floors. Thus, city home buyers will have their own private double garage and front door access.

It is purposefully the most affordable thing out there,” says Steveston Real Estate president Sean Lawson.

steel appliances. Sophisticated fauxwood grain cabinets are complemented by a ceramic tile backsplash and an undermount double-bowl sink perfect for all your food preparation needs. If you’re in need of a quiet oasis, the bathrooms at Alexandra Gate are the perfect place. Outfitted with a large soaker tub with a full-height ceramic tile shower surround and elegant inlaid trim, the bathrooms are made for a bubble bath with a good book. Stone-look laminate countertops and backsplash, together with a large mirror and light bar, are beautiful touches. The grand opening will take place on Jan. 21, but potential homeowners who have pre-registered will be given the chance to see the homes on Jan. 19 and 20, Lawson says. “It’s a good idea to register online,” he says. “You will get the original pricing and the best selection.” Pricing was especially important to Steveston Real Estate, Lawson says. With Richmond becoming one of the most expensive real estate markets,

young buyers aren’t always able to find something within their price range. This isn’t true at Alexandra Gate. “It is purposefully the most affordable thing out there,” Lawson says, adding that the units are definitely appealing to younger buyers. “They must be able to afford it,” he says. “We developed it with that in mind.” Homeowners at Alexandra Gate will be able to take advantage of a private

full-service gym, movie theatre with a big-screen TV, large daycare facility and a private common garden, among other amenities. The development is just one kilometre from Aberdeen Centre and its SkyTrain station, and close to several other Richmond shopping centres, recreation facilities and dining. Condo homes start at $188,800, and city homes start at $388,800. To preregister, visit alexandragate or call 604-279-8866.

The entire feel of the development is extremely calm, since only half of the homes use the lobby and elevator. This means there will be less congestion at peak times. There is no shortage of amazing features inside either, including nine-foot ceilings in most homes. The kitchens are particularly spectacular, with granite countertops and stainless-

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INDEX IN BRIEF FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . . . . . . 1-8 COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . 9-57 TRAVEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61-76 CHILDREN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-98 EMPLOYMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . 203-387 PETS & LIVESTOCK . . . . . . . . . . . 453-483 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE . . . . . . 503-587 REAL ESTATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 603-696 RENTALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 703-757 AUTOMOTIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 804-862 MARINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 903-920 A 43





SUSAN’S NANNY AGENCY accepting resumes for Childcare, Housekeeping, Elderly care 5 F/T nannies w/cars looking for work, avail now. F/T L/O. Special needs: F/T L/O, 3 children; P/T 3 days/wk. Avail 3 L/I Filipino & 2 L/I European. Male care aide looking for live-in position. Fax 604-538-2636/Ph 538-2624






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.

Use - Employment Section 100’s

Competitive Wages! E-mail: mikayla. or Fax: 604-796-0318

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108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ADVERTISE YOUR BUSINESS to Every Hunter in BC! Advertise in The BC Hunting Regulations Synopsis 2012-2014 publication. Increased circulation 250,000 copies! Tremendous Reach, Two Year Edition! Contact Annemarie at 1 800 661 6335 or


BE YOUR Own Boss Learn to operate a Mini-Office Outlet from home. Free online training. Flexible hours. Great income.



21st Century Flea Market. Jan15th 10am-3pm. Croation Cultural Cntr 3250 Commercial Dr,Vanc. Adm $5



Hypnosis-Relaxation / Info Session, Feb 8, 7-9pm. W. Rock Library $10. Helen, 604-542-4313,604-763-8443



FOUND: SILVER BRACELET on Dec 28th in Walmart parking lot. Call to identify 778-240-9424

Looking for p/t courier for weekday mornings, 15 – 20 hrs/wk (White Rock). Must have own car, clean driver’s record & police record. Pay: $13 hourly, starting immediately. Email: DRIVER. COMPANY EXPANDING. Looking for Class 1 driver who can cross border and go into ports, preferably with 1 year flat deck exp. Serious replies only. Fax resume & abstract to 604-853-4179.

LOST: REWARD, Cat, male, short ruddy fur w/orange stripes on legs & face, amber eyes. Nr City Hall. Desperately missed! 604-536-3707 LOST: set of keys Jan. 5, vic. Johnston Rd. & 16th Ave. (604)5384499





PALM SPRINGS CALIFORNIA affordable 2 bdrm, 2 bath Condo. Monthly rental - Available NOW. Fully furnished. Sunny, mountain view, patio, pool. high-speed internet. FREE Phn. Call 609-351-1388

Drivers & Owner / Operators Req’d

For flat deck and heavy haul divisions of a busy Langley based co. Trucks available for lease to own. Must have previous exp.

Fax resume to: 604-888-2987 or e-mail: Exp’d TRUCK DRIVER wanted for BC runs. Exc wages, benefits & equipment + weekends home. Fax or email resume & drivers abstract 604-513-8004 or





A New Year = New Career!

Rapid Advancement and Travel Opportunities Paid Weekly - up to $20/hr No comm., benefits available Positive, Outgoing, Team Oriented a must!

Call now start tomorrow! Allison 604 777 2195 GARDENERS req’d F/T in Surrey with exp. in garden maint, pruning, lawn & bed work. Must have good English skills & local ref’s. Year-round work avail. Pesticide licence, snow removal & exp driving truck w/trailer an asset. Benefit package. Wage $3,000 to $3,200 depending on exp. Leave msg or Fax, 604-599-5503.



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ALBERTA earthmoving company requires a Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will work in a modern shop and also have mechanics truck for field work. The job is at Edson, Alberta. We require that you have experience on Cat crawlers and or Deere excavators. Call Lloyd at (780)723-5051.





Become a Psychiatric Nursetrain locally via distance education, local and/or regional clinical placements and some regional classroom delivery. Wages start at $30.79/hr to $40.42/hr. This 23 month program is recognized by the CRPNBC. Gov’t funding may be available. Toll-free 1-87-STENBERG




Advertise across Advertise across the the Advertise across the Lower Mainland Mainland in Lower in lower mainland in the 18 best-read the 18 best-read thecommunity 17 best-read community community newspapers and newspapers and newspapers. dailies. 53 dailies. ON THE WEB:

for Dorman Timber Location Harrison Mills, must have a minimum of five years low bedding exp. Hauling various types of logging equipment in the Fraser Valley.


SANDCASTLES & Sunshine Preschool 14633 - 16th Avenue Fun Family Phonics 3 and 4 hour classes 2 - 5 days available ESL (Est. since 1995) BRENDA 604-531-2100 reserves the right to revise, edit, classify or reject any advertisment and to retain any answers directed to the Box Reply Service and to repay the customer the sum paid for the advertisment and box rental.

Copyright and/or properties subsist in all advertisements and in all other material appearing in this edition of Permission to reproduce wholly or in part and in any form whatsoever, particularly by a photographic or offset process in a publication must be obtained in writing from the publisher. Any unauthorized reproduction will be subject to recourse in law.



ULTRA TLC DAYCARE. F/T or P/T. Reas. Rates. Subsidy accepted. Over 15 yrs. exp. Refs. Jessie Lee School area. 778-887-1478.

It is agreed by any Display or Classified Advertiser requesting space that the liability of the paper in the event of failure to publish an advertisement shall be limited to the amount paid by the advertiser for that portion of the advertising space occupied by the incorrect item only, and that there shall be no liability in any event beyond the amount paid for such advertisement. The publisher shall not be liable for slight changes or typographical errors that do not lessen the value of an advertisement.

Advertisers are reminded that Provincial legislation forbids the publication of any advertisement which discriminates against any person because of race, religion, sex, color, nationality, ancestry or place of origin, or age, unless the condition is justified by a bona fide requirement for the work involved.


BABYSITTER available evenings S.Sry/White Rock. Grandmother with crim record check. Own transportation. Phone: 604-531-5022

AGREEMENT cannot be responsible for errors after the first day of publication of any advertisement. Notice of errors on the first day should immediately be called to the attention of the Classified Department to be corrected for the following edition.



Howard Havies May 15, 1923 - Dec. 3, 2011 Our dear Howard passed away peacefully on Dec. 3, 2011. He is survived by his loving wife Penny (Olive) of 63 years. He will be greatly missed by his sister-in-law Vivian Chadwick, brother-in-law Bill Case (Beverly) and many nieces and nephews and close friends. Howard was a 50-year member of the Joppa Masonic Lodge and a 57-year member of the Royal Canadian Legion #240 where he was honoured with a life membership on May 3, 2008. Howard was born in Vancouver and attended Van Horne and Vancouver Technical Schools. He was a W.W.II Veteran in the Army and a small arms instructor at Currie Barracks in Calgary. Over the years after the war he worked at Vivian Diesel, Canadian Kenworth and ColumbiaTrailers, selling large trucks and logging equipment etc. His greatest joy after retirement was puttering around in his woodworking shop and making things for others and being the Mr. Fixit to many friends. Howard's wishes were for a simple family celebration of his life which was held on Dec. 10, 2011 at Victory Memorial Park. Our appreciation during his last 3 1/2 weeks to the very kind and caring staff at Morgan Place. Forever loved - Never forgotten.

February 17, 1925 January 8, 2012 Rita Barker (nee Mercier), daughter of Caroline and Pierre Mercier, passed away peacefully in the Peace Arch Hospice in White Rock, B.C. on January 8th, 2012 at the age of 86. Rita was born in Ponteix, Saskatchewan, the fourth of 11 siblings. Later, the family moved to Watson, Saskatchewan. After Ànishing her grade 12 in Montmartre, Saskatchewan, Rita went on to complete Nurses Training at the Grey Nuns’ Hospital in Regina from 1943 to 1946. After nursing in Spalding and Melville, Saskatchewan, and Edmonton, Alberta, her adventurous spirit took her and her sister, Annette, to France and England in 1950, where Rita met the love of her life, Ken (Kip) Barker. After working in London for three years, she returned to Canada and continued to nurse in Saskatchewan. Kip immigrated to Canada and they were married in Holy Rosary Cathedral in Regina on June 25th, 1955. They had four children, Michael (Barb) Barker of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Tim (Nancy) Barker of Surrey, B.C., Vivian (Werner) Spangehl of Surrey, B.C., and Jean-Paul (Shirley) Barker of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Rita and Kip raised their family in Regina, before moving to Saskatoon. After Kip retired in 1988, they moved to Kelowna, then Surrey, then to Vancouver Island, and Ànally settled happily in their present home in Surrey. Rita was the proud grandmother of 19 wonderful grandchildren; Kari (Matt Maltais), Kelly (Penny), Daniel (deceased),Dylan, Jesse, Casey, and Jina Barker, Riley, Carly, and Corey Barker, Tori, Madeline, and Peter Spangehl, Marie, Jonathan, Joseph, Emily, Rachel and Hannah Barker. She was the proud great grandmother of Blake and Troy, children of Kari and Matt Maltais. Rita is survived by three of her ten siblings, Joseph (Betty) Mercier, Pauline (Michael) Skinner, and Celine (Larry) McMahon, and predeceased by six sisters and one brother. Rita was a devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother, whose strong faith and active church membership, steady character, athletic prowess and resilient prairie spirit will live on in her growing family. She was a compassionate nurse, a gifted artist, a loyal friend, and had the great joy of being married to the man of her dreams for over 56 years. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. The family wishes to thank the Peace Arch Hospital doctors and nurses for the loving care provided to Rita in her Ànal weeks. A funeral mass will be held at Good Shepherd Church, 2250150th Street, Surrey B.C. on Friday, January 13th at 1:30pm, with a reception to follow at the church. In lieu of Áowers, you are encouraged to make a donation to the charity of your choice.



Thursday, January 12, 2012, Peace Arch News









Full Time Assistant For busy Surrey Realtor Must have experience as an executive assistant. Skills: Highly organized, Analytical, and have excellent communication & computer skills. $15/Hour. Please email resume with references to: 604-575-5555


KIDS AND ADULTS NEEDED FOR CARRIER ROUTES Papers are delivered right to your door. No need to insert flyers either! Deliver 2x a week, after school, Tuesday and Thursday Call the Circulation Department at 604 538-8223 ext. 14 or email us at: Route Number Boundaries Number of Papers 17001107 Archibald Rd, Blackburn Cres, High St, Malabar Cres, Mann Park Cres, North Bluff Rd, Saturna Dr 82 17001123 Everall St, Hardie Ave, Oxenham Ave, Oxford St, Prospect Ave, Roper Ave, Thrift 80 17002225 Columbia Ave, Finlay St, Lee St, Maple St, Marine Dr, Victoria Ave 94 18000313 0 Ave, 171 St, 172 St, 172 A St, 175A St, 176 St2 Ave, 4 Ave, 8 Ave, Beach Rd, Hwy 99, Peace Park Dr, 199 18101411 141B St, 142 St, 142B St, 143A St, 16A Ave, 17A Ave, 18 Ave 121 18102503 132A St, 133 St, 133A St, 134 St, 22A Ave, 23 Ave, 23A Ave, 24 Ave 86 18102505 129 St, 129A St, 18 Ave, 19 Ave, 19A Ave, 20 Ave 70 18102507 17A Ave, 19A Ave, Amble Greene Blvd, Amble Greene Close, Drive & Place 120 18102527 129B St, 131 St, 131A st, 131B St, 20 Ave, 20A Ave, 21 Ave, 21A Ave, 21B Ave 81 18102532 138 St, 139A St, 18 A Ave, 18B Ave, 19A Ave, 20 Ave 46 18103612 130 St, 32 Ave, 35 Ave, 35A Ave, Crescent Rd 104 18103624 132 St, 133 St, 134 St, 25 Ave, 26 Ave, 28 Ave 45 18103628 123A St, 124 St, 24 Ave, Christopherson Rd 86 18104703 140 St, 32 Ave, 33 Ave, 34 Ave, 34A Ave, Crescent Rd 94 18104706 142 St, 28 Ave, 29 Ave, 29A Ave, 30 Ave, 31 Ave, 31A Ave, Northcrest Dr 87 18104709 141 St, 142 St, 24 Ave, 25 Ave, 25A Ave, 26A Ave, 27A Ave, 28 Ave 65 18104726 144 St, 144A St, 145 St, 32B Ave, 33A Ave, 34 Ave 52 18104728 144 St, 146 St, 146A St, 28 Ave, 28A Ave, 29 Ave, 29A Ave 58 18106911 164 St, 164A St, 165 St, 8 Ave, 9 Ave, 10 Ave 109 18106915 10 Ave, 10A Ave, 11 Ave, 11A Ave, 11B Ave, 161A St, 162 St, 163 St 111 18107012 126 St, 127A St, 128 St, 18 Ave, 18A Ave, 19 Ave, 20 Ave 75 18200103 Canterbury Dr, Crosscreek Crt, Hampshire Crt, Lincoln Woods Crt 52 18200108 36 Ave, Devonshire Dr, Somerset Cres, Somerset Pl 66

Local Senior facility is looking for a HAIRDRESSER. Please contact Sunnyside Manor 604 - 531 - 7470 WE’RE ON THE WEB Browse Classified Listings On-line

WAREHOUSE PERSON National Distributor of valves and actuators is seeking a Warehouse Person for a Full-Time position in its Surrey, B.C. warehouse. Must have forklift experience. EXCELLENT WAGE & BENEFIT PACKAGE. Fax resume: 604-594-9271 or


Marquise Group is looking for a P/T Night Cleaner for Tsawwassen Quay. Must be able to work evenings & weekends. Janitorial exp. req. Duties include waxing, burnishing & auto - scrubbing the floors. Candidates will be required to complete a Criminal Record Check.

Please e-mail resumes to or fax: 604-214-8526




Japanese ESL students March 20 - 28. Must drive student to and from school in W. Rock. Call Julie 604-809-9463

BC’s Best Buy 66 Newspapers, 3 Regions 1,103,315 Combined Circulation One Call > 604-575-5555



Zone Checker The Peace Arch News is looking for energetic and customer friendly individuals for its Circulation Department. The right candidate must have excellent communication and organizational skills. Your attention to detail and ability to work with minimum supervision set you apart from other applicants. Basic knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook Express recommended. Duties include overseeing 100+ youth carriers, recruit and hire new carriers, survey old and new delivery areas, monitor carrier performance and follow-up reader delivery concerns. A reliable vehicle is a must. Vulnerable sector criminal record check is also mandatory. This permanent part-time position is available immediately. Closing date: January 31, 2012 Please forward your resume to: Circulation Manager Peace Arch News #200 – 2411 160 Street, Surrey, BC V3S 0C8 No phone calls please All emailed submissions will receive a reply for confirmation of receipt, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted further.

Papers are delivered right to your door. No need to insert flyers either! Deliver 2x a week, after school, Tuesday and Thursday Call the Circulation Department at 604 538-8223 ext. 14 or email us at: Route Number Boundaries Number of Papers 18211022 164 St, 165 St, 165A St, 59A Ave, 60 Ave 112 18200910 152A St, 154A St, 60A Ave, 61B Ave, 62 Ave, 62A Ave, Kildare Dr, Kilarney Clse, Kilarney Crt, Kilarney Dr, Kilarney Pl 100 18200911 152 St, 153 St, 154 St, 58A Ave, Kettle Cres E, Kettle Cres N, Kettle Cres W, 94 18200914 152 St, 160 St, 164 St, 168 St, 172 St, 176 St, 184 St, 188 St, 190 St, 192 St, 48 Ave, 50 Ave to 59 Ave, 60 Ave, 61 Ave, 64 Ave, 65A Ave, Bell Rd, Colebrook Rd, Old Mclellan Rd 127 18411303 136 St, 136B St, 137A St, 56 Ave, 56A Ave, 56B Ave, 57A Ave, 57B Ave, King George Blvd 68 18411304 King George Blvd, Trites Rd 30 18411307 139 St, 140 St, 56A Ave, 57 Ave, 57A Ave, 58A Ave, 60 Ave, Bradford Pl, Halifax Pl, King George Blvd 48 18411308 142 St, 144 St, 59A Ave, 60 Ave 35 18411314 146 St, 148 St, 54 Ave, 55 Ave, 55A Ave, 56 Ave, Bakerview Dr, Southview Dr 70 18411323 146A St, 147B St, 148 St, 62A Ave, 63 Ave 40 18411324 146 St, 146A St, 147 St, 147A St, 148 St, 56 Ave, 56A Ave, 56B Ave, 57 Ave, 57A Ave, 58 Ave, Woodside Pl 91 18411327 145 St, 145A St, 145B St, 146 St, 60 Ave, 60A Ave, 61A Ave 106 18511801 63 Ave, N Boundary Dr, W Boundary Dr, Boundary Grove, Parktree Cres, Parktree Crt, Parktree Pl 106 18511809 121 St, 122A St, 124 St, 63A Ave, 64 Ave, N Boundary Dr 144 18511811 130 St, 130B St, 131 St, 131A St, 61A Ave, 61B Ave, 62 Ave, 62B Ave 92 18511826 132A St, 133 St, 133A St, 134 St, 135 St, 57 Ave, 58 Ave 87 18511833 124 St, 125A St, 126 St, 60 Ave, 60A Ave, 61 Ave, 62 Ave106 18511839 129A St, 130 St, 62 Ave, 64 Ave 79

BUTCHER for Tibisti Foods. F/T, Perm. Min 5 yrs exp. Farsi an asset, $15/hr. Fax res:866-770-4296

OFFICE ASSISTANT, S. Surrey, position avail. for personable, motivated typist/office assistant for prof. consulting firm. Must have strong command of English and be accurate dicta typist, in depth knowledge of MS Word and E-documents req’d. Approx. 30 hours per week. Salary negotiable, based on exp. Refs. and resume req’d. For further info call (604)671-3444


Our office in Langley is currently seeking a full-time receptionist to cover a one year maternity leave, with the possibility of a permanent position. This position will involve handling a high volume of incoming calls, data entry & general office duties. The ideal candidate will have at least 1 year experience in a similar role. Great organization skills and attention to detail are a must. Please e-mail resume to: or fax to 604-534-6702 WE currently have two openings for Intermediate/Senior LAAs in the areas of family law and collections litigation. 4 years min. exp. Competitive salary and benefits. Forward your resume to Leslie Green, Administrator Hamilton Duncan Armstrong & Stewart email: fax: 604-581-5947



SHIPPER/ Receiver Required for a large bakery on Annacis Island. Must be available to work afternoons, graveyard & weekends. Job requires forklift experience. Job entails physical lifting and 50% freezer work. Starting wage $11.30 email resume to:



HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC for busy logging company in the Fraser Valley Area. Must have valid BC drivers licence.

Please fax 604-796-0314 or e-mail:

Advertising Sales Representative

M I L LW R I G H T / M E C H A N I C REQUIRED – Full time position. Vancouver Island Chip Plant. Welding experience an asset. Union wage, full benefit package. Please contact joanne.stone

The award-winning Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News has an immediate opening for a full time Advertising Sales Representative. The successful candidate will be required to meet sales targets by deepening relationships with existing clients and developing new business with an aggressive face-to-face cold calling mandate. The ability to work independently in an extremely fast paced environment while adhering to deadlines is a must. Candidates considered for the position will be results oriented, strong communicators, and be willing to learn and adapt in an ever changing business environment. A vehicle and a valid driver’s license is required. We offer a great working environment with a competitive base salary and commission plan along with a strong benefit package. Black Press has over 170 community newspapers across Canada and the United States and for the proven candidate the opportunities are endless. Please submit your resume with a cover letter by 5:00 pm Friday, January 27, 2012 to: Carly Ferguson, Advertising & Creative Services Manager Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows News 22328 - 119th Avenue Maple Ridge, BC V2X 2Z3 or by email:

Position Available Machinist/ Machine Fitter Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Ltd. designs and manufactures bulk materials handling equipment typically used in mining, forestry and oil sands. The business has been in operation since 1955 and is located in the Port Kells area of Surrey.

The successful candidate will have considerable experience assembling machinery, bearing assemblies, and shrink fitting. To apply submit resume by Email to or fax to 604-513-9905 SHADOW Lines Transportation is seeking experienced trailer mechanics. Qualified candidates must have experience welding and fabricating. A valid inspection certificate would be considered an asset. Please fax resume to 604-888-2987 or email



WAREHOUSE PERSON Distributor of educational products, located in Surrey requires a full time shipper/receiver. Training available. Starting wage $12/hr. Fax resume to 604-576-2777 or email:

Thank you to all who apply, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS MIN. 4 years exp. in an accounting department. Excellent communication skills in english essential. Competitive salaries & benefits Forward your resume by email or fax to: Leslie Green, Administrator Hamilton Duncan Armstrong + Stewart Law Corporation Gateway Tower, Surrey email: fax: 604581-5947

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Call Nancy 778-885-8929



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SEMI-RETIRED contractor will do small concrete jobs. Patio’s, sidewalks, driveway’s. Re & re old or



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




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

Jim Fournier 604-538-9858


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





#1 QUALITY WORK, Big or sm. Exp. Electrician avail. Reas.rates.604-773-0341. Lic#9902 #22047 WE LOVE SMALL JOBS All work Guaranteed. 604-220-8347 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 ELECTRICIAN. Licensed, local. Low cost. Big&small jobs. Renov. & panel change expert. 604-374-0062 OCEAN PARK ELECTRIC Small Jobs. Renovations, Panels. Elec. Heat, Lighting, Repairs. Call (604)591-7621 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

263 EXCAVATING & DRAINAGE SCOTT’S MINI EXCAVATION Trenching, clearing, grading. Tree concrete removal 604-802-3994




(778)997-5757, (604)587-5991

A-1 PAINTING CO. 604.723.8434 Floors & Finishing. Insured, WCB, Est. 20 Years Exp.

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


JAPANESE STYLE yard care. Clean-Up, Fencing, Rubbish & Snow Removal. 604-502-9198

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

~Since 1983~


Clean-up Trimming, Pruning Snow Removal No B.S.T.

Kris 604-617-5561






Call for FREE in-home consultation In-house design team and cabinet shop Let MPB make your renovation dreams come true! Showroom: Unit 62 - 15515 24th Ave. (at King George Blvd.) Tel: 604-538-9622 6SHFLDOL]LQJLQDOOW\SHVRI


Decking Systems Railing Systems Outdoor Living

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Glass Aluminum Wrought Iron Trex Railings Cedar Pressure Treated

Fireplaces Kitchens & Barbeques Sun Rooms & Patio Covers Landscaping Hot Tubs & Pools Trellis & Gazebos


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283 GUTTERS & DOWNSPOUTS *GUTTER CLEANING, Approx $85. *YARD RAKING, Starting at $50. 604-535-1942 or 778-668-0432


LITTLE LOAD SPECIALIST. Sand & gravel delivered. Small orders welcome. Topsoil available. Call (604) 532-0662 days/eves.

GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627 ▲ Joes External Roof Cleaning Roof Washing Specialist. Gutter & Window Cleaning. * Fully Insured * Licensed * Bonded 21 yrs. exp. Joe 778-773-5730

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

Blake and his Dad make a positive difference in your life by providing quality workmanship delivered with integrity.


HANDYMAN. Very reliable. 20 yrs exp. Senior’s discount. Make a list. CAN DO IT ALL! 604-866-4977

Call (604)506-2817 Family owned & operated


D interior & exterior renovation D rot repair & restoration D Decks D Fences & much more free estimates.


- Fencing - Decks - Sheds - Barns - Renos - Maintenance -

Call Blake or Brian (604)816-1653 Licensed, Insured, WCB

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INTERIOR/EXTERIOR, Repairs & Reno’s, Sundecks & Additions, New Homes European Quality Workmanship CONTRACT OR HOURLY FREE ESTIMATES 23 YEARS IN BUSINESS

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INTERIOR - EXTERIOR 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.

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HUDOLIN’S ON HOMES Complete Home Renos ✔ Bathrooms & Kitchens ✔ Basement suites & decks ✔ Finishing work & moulding ✓ Design & colour consultation Free Estimates

MESA PAINTING INTERIOR and EXTERIOR Quality work at reas rates.Free Estimates. Michael (cell) 604-724-7458

Bathroom repairs, reno’s, taps + sink, shower, tiling, flooring laminate. Painting, drywalling, basement reno’s, door & window trim, baseboard, back splashes, cabinets, range hoods, fence & deck repair + replace, pressure washing & more. Call Robert 778-227-7779






604-536-6620 FAMILY OWNED SINCE 1973 1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555. SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240



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Outdoor Living


Best Local Roofs & Repairs

WEED FREE Mushroom Manure 13 yards - $125 or Well Rotted 10 yards - $145. Free delivery in Surrey. 604-856-8877

• Small & Big Moves • Internals • Single Items • Packing Supplies




*Seniors Disc. *Insured *24 yrs.

Honest, reliable, quality work at good prices. Fully insured.

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

But Dead Bodies!!

• TREE Pruning • Sculpting • Hedge Repair • Pro-Climber


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

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

(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.

Referances Available.



3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour

BIG Hammer Property Improvement

Seniors Discount

Call: Rick (604) 202-5184

Quality Painting. Guarantee. Free


A SEMI-RETIRED CONTRACTOR. Specializing in Renovation’s. Available for work. 604-532-1710


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• Winter Yard Clean-up • Hedge Trimming • Tree Topping • Pruning • Stump Removal • Lawn & Garden Maintenance • Landscaping Reno’s • Sodding • Fencing • Retaining Wall • ETC. * Free Estimates * 100% Quality Workmanship Guaranteed. Since 1986 Kham 604-375-6877





Winter rates on now.




AT PANORAMA PLUMBING, HEATING & GAS SERVICES. Jobs Small-Big, Res/Com 604-818-7801

Fully insured with WCB.




$38/HR!Clogged drains,drips,garbs sinks, Reno’s toilets. No job too small! Lic’d/insured. 778-888-9184

Professional Installations for a Great Price!


RONALDO PAINTING (1981) Fully insured, WCB, Licensed 778-881-6478 or 604-247-8888

General Contractor/Project Management

Quality at a Fair Price


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

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


Local & Long Distance

.Jim’s Moving Winter Service




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

ARCO DRYWALL Ltd. Board, Tape Texture, Frame. New & Reno’s. 20 yrs exp, free est Mike 604-825-1500

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



Maverick Construction

damaged concrete. Ken 604-532-0662

For all Your Cleaning Needs




968-0367 FREE! Scrap Metal Removal...FREE!!! *Appliances *BBQs *Exercise Equip *Cars/Trucks/Trailers *Hotwater Tanks *Furnaces *Old Restaurant Equipment All FREE pickup!

778-233-4949 T & K Haulaway


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


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

Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $



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Peninsula Tree Preservation S Pruning S Removals S Hedge Trimming ISA Certified Arbourist Fully Insured “Right Tree - Right Location”

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS Swiss Mountain pups, short-hair, family raised, gentle, vet chck, dewormed. Ready. 604-795-7662


Rob Kootnikoff 604-538-6278, 778-839-5034


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

BREAKAWAY BAYS. New kitchen, bath, flooring, and paint. Excellent condition. $42,900. Quick possession. Phone (604)541-5487.

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Semiahmoo Tree Experts


We Buy

Trees removal, Hedges Pruning, Topping Chipping. Insured. WCB Free wood & chips. David Fast 604-536-5426


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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




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

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

Peace Arch Appliance Service to fridges, stoves, washers, dryers & dishwashers. Reasonable. Call Mark (604)536-9092

PETS 465


Group Dog Training Lessons Beginning Jan 15. Puppy-K-Novice Pri lessons by appt. (604)541-4138



BERNESE Mountain Dog Puppies. Available February 1. Vet checked with first shots. Reserve yours now. $1,200. Langley area. 778-2415504. BLOOD HOUND PUPS, CKC reg’d health chk, 2nd vac, micro chipped, 4 fem’s. Liver & Tan. Ready to go. $500. Call 604-574-5788. Cairn Terriers: shots/dewormed. Ready to go to good homes. over 20 yrs of referrals. 604-807-5204 or 604-592-5442 CAT 10 MOS OLD M orange, neutered, shots, tattooed good w/dogs $50 to good home (604)302-9249 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866


Collection of: postage stamps, over 100 stock books with stamps, dye case model airplane & cars, 100 older prints, paintings, ass’t Royal Alberta & other china, tobacco tines, etc. View: Day of Sale fr 10am CENTRAL AUCTION #313 - 20560 - Langley By Pass (#10 Hwy) 604-534-8322


NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or PB GOLDEN retriever pups. Beautiful and cuddly family raised. Not registered. Ready to go. Four males left. Parents here to view. Born October 20th. Have shots, dewormed and vet checked. $675. Call Kate 604-513-8515

UNDER $300

Adult Tri-rider tricycle OBO call 604-315-3685




1YR Seasoned Alder Birch Maple Clean, Split, DRY & Delivered. Family Operated for 20 yrs. (604)825-9264 CLASSIFIED A D S MEAN MORE BUSINESS PHONE 604-575-5555



2 DAYBEDS- white metal with gold trim - like new, 4 mattresses. $350/obo. (604)538-7004 ANTIQUE GE DELUXE FRIDGE White ext. chrome and mint green int. Super Cool. Excellent working cond. $200obo. 604.488.9161

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



OFFICE DIVIDERS, 4 pieces 5’x5’, 1 piece - 2.5’x5’. Good condition, $100. 604-531-1711. Ask for Jim.

REAL ESTATE 612 BUSINESSES FOR SALE ROTTWEILER Pups, Reg CKC, Champ lines/health guaranteed. $1600. (778)240-6472,



LANGLEY, FULLY equipped accredited body shop, owner retiring, would suit owner/operator. Call Terry 604-773-0941




SALE at SOUTHPOINTE ACADEMY ALL new & used classroom & office

FURNITURE MUST GO! 1900 56th St., Delta BC call 604.856.7000 for details

White Rock, 849 Kent St. Live at the beach. 3 bdrms + den, 1 bathrm. Possible inlaw suite. N/S. N/P. Avail now. $1850/mo. White Rock,15406 Russell Ave. 3 bdrm + den, 2.5 baths, SS appls, laminate, granite counters, walk to shops & schools, NS/NP, $2500, avail. Feb. 1st.

604-535-8080 Atira Property Management

WHITE ROCK: PRISTINE 3 bdrm, 3 bathrooms, close to all amenities, ex. Peace Arch Hospital. This beautiful home is a designers dream- 9’ ceilings, granite counters throughout, hardwood floors, chefs kitchen, f/p, deck off familyroom. Avail. immed. $2200/mo n/s, n/p. 604-940-4441 / 604-536-8811



Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley


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, unit 27, 15233 34th Ave. 2 bdrm + flex room, 2 baths, at SUNDANCE. NS/NP. avail now. $1600/mo. 604-535-8080 Atira Property Management


OCEAN PARK - Resp. mature prof. adult to share 4 bdrm Exec. home. Furniture ok. NS / NP. Refs. $600 Shop w/motor hoist avail. 604-541-8088 HOUSE near White Rock For Rent. Immediate occupancy. Just Renovated. 3 level split. Total 5 bedrms + Living, Dining, Kitchen, Laundry & Den. Hobby, Workshop & Recreation extra. $2,000/month. No Pets, No Smoke. 604-671-9467

The White Rock Bellaire

1 BEDROOM Heat, hot water, & light included

WHITE ROCK. Large 1 bdrm suite, adult bldg, nr shops, prkg. Incl heat/h/w. Np/ns. 604-596-9977 WHITE ROCK. Lrg 1 bdrm, quiet & clean. Close to beach & shops. Avail Feb. 1st. N/S. $695/mo. incl heat & hot water. 604-589-7818 WHITE ROCK nr Semiahmoo Mall. Avail. now. Clean bachelor $590: Heat, h/wtr,cov. prk. 604-596-3390. WHITE ROCK ~ SUNSET VILLA 1 bdrm suite, ocean view, d/w, balcony, concrete bldg. $900/mo. 1 block from Semiahmoo Mall. Call for appt to view: 604-541-6276. 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. Secure Open Parking for clean vehicle, small trailer? $50/mo. 604-535-5953.

Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231

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




2000 BUICK LESABRE, mint cond, 110K Km, 4 dr, full power, leather, $4900. Call 604-614-3416 2001 BUICK LESABRE LTD. All options, heated seats, lumbar, 139K, $5900/obo. 778-565-4334. 2002 BUICK LESABRE Limited Edition, 115K, grey leather int, fully loaded, new front brakes, 6/cyl, 4/door. $5900. Call 604-807-3996.


S.SURREY 150/35 Ave. Very clean large 2 bdrm. Avail immed, ns/np. $1000/mo incl hydro. 604-531-7561 S. SURREY, new 1 bdrm g/lvl suite, sep entr., in ste W/D, F/S, D/W, blt in mircro, $900/mth. incl utils, parking & basic cable. NS/NP. Suit single. (604)535-4663. LANGLEY. Near new 6 B/R, 5 full W/R main floor house wood floor all granite, spice kitchen, nice entry & bkyrd. 188 St/54 Ave, near Willowbrook mall. $2000 + utils. Feb 1st or 15th. 778-889-5890, 604-574-4108 MORGAN Crossing Peninsula area bright, older 2 bdrm 1000 sf home, 4 appls, h/w flrs, $1485 + utils. N/S. Pets? (604) 505-2572 or 760-8273 OCEAN PARK; 4 BDRM, 3 bath, 1800 s.f. 2 lvl, lrg fncd bkyrd w/storage. Jan 1st for short term mo-mo rental. N/S, N/P. Ideal for someone btwn homes/reno’s. (604)538-7627.

2003 Cadillac CTS. Black on black, leather, sunroof. Must see! $10,500, Mint. Phone 604 809 6235 2005 CHEVY CAVALIER, 4 dr, auto 105K, no accid, a/c, AirCrd, clean, Sr owner, $4800 obo 604-574-7450 2005 FORD Focus wagon, 1 owner, all srvc rec, fully loaded, must see, $6500 must be sold, 604-534-0923

White Rock - 1bdrm, all appls, w/d, prkg. Quiet, cls to bus. N/S, N/P. incl utils. f/p. $950: 778-385-5933

2002 ACURA TL luxury vehicle in exceptional cond. Silver/black leather, 1 owner, $8995. (604)538-0781

WHITE ROCK. 2 bdrm, grnd flr, 5 appls, open plan, walk to mall. NS/NP.$900 Feb. 1. 604-536-0028

2004 MERCEDES C230 SEDAN auto, sunroof, 47k, Gold Mist Mica over blk. leather, exc. cond. local, no accid. $13,230 (604)328-1883 2008 HONDA ACCORD, auto, 4 dr. full load, silver/grey int., 28K, good cond., $17,995 obo. 604-349-3905

White Rock cls to PAH, newer 1 bdrm priv. entry prkg, h/w, granite W/D, F/S, mi $900 incl. utils. n/s, n/p. Avail. now. 604-535-0429.

2008 HONDA CIVIC 4dr sedan auto CD, a/c, p/w. Grey. 35,000kms. $9700. 604-825-9477

OCEAN VIEW 3 bdrm., 2.5 baths Ocean Park, dbl gar, h/tub, pool Now. $3000/mo N/S 604-542-0152

WHITE ROCK cozy 1 bdrm in quiet private home, gas f/p. NP/NS $690 incls utils & cable. 604-542-2244


PROPERTY OWNERS Big or small propertiesWE MANAGE IT ALL!

for estimate call:

Alfred 604-889-6807 TENANTS 4 bdrm T/H, at 161A & 24, $2,100/M, Avail. Now! Houses/Condos/Townhouses Rental units available now Office: 604-534-7974 Ext: 205

WHITE ROCK: Master bdrm + 2nd smaller bdrm above ground. Bright & spacious. w/d, d/w, fridge & stove. 2 min walk to transit. Close to beach - a walk away, and all amen. Own driveway backing onto laneway and park. Quiet neighbourhood. Walk out your front door onto your deck into your driveway. $1100/mo incl utils & internet. n/s n/p. Avail Jan. 15th. Friendly family looking to share their home. Refs req. Looking for long term tenants. 604-315-2440



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


2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, red, 125K, $8300 firm. Call 604-538-9257



1987 NISSAN P/U, 4 cyl. auto, 143 km, excellent condition, asking $2,200 obo. Phone (604)530-3289. 1994 CHEV Van $1300 AC’d Apr 2012 gd tires, new batt., 272,653 miles 604-593-1985, 604-617-7832 1999 ASTRO VAN, aircrd, seats 8, drk grey, runs/looks good, $2,000 obo. Phone (604)866-2081. 2001 Ford Ranger XLT 4X4 175,000k, needs some work$2400 604-830-7797 or 604-467-7598 2008 Mazda 3000 Dual Sport pickup. Very clean low mileage 24,300km. 5spd standard, PS, PB, PW, A/C, tow package, bed liner/box cover, slider r/window. Black with grey int. $12,700.00. Phone 604-536-1315 to view.

1995 CAMRY, 4 dr, 4 cyl, auto, 1 owner, loaded, aircared, mint cond. $2900/obo. Phone 604-931-1236.

WHITE Rock 1br/full bath new lgl suite, 685 sqft, $900/mo, 1/4 wtr/hydro, priv ent, w/d, d/w, security sys, 8’ ceilings, &more! Cls to transit, schls & shops. Contact 604-8376720 to view/apply. N/S. N/P.

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

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


OCEAN PARK lovely 3 bdrm home, fncd bkyrd, close to schools, bus & beach. New flooring. Avail Feb 1st. $2100. (604) 538-3878 or 220-7748

Call 604-538-5337 WHITE ROCK - Cntrl Loc. Spac. South facing 1 bdrm. Newly renovated-new bath, wood flring, painting. Adult oriented. Heat, h.w. u/g prkng incl. n/s, n/p. Refs. $825/mo. Avail. now. 604-808-6601


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.


Concrete Hi-rise. 55+, NS/NP


OCEAN PARK just a stroll to crescent beach bright lrg 2 bdrm garden lvl 1000sf priv patio f/p d/w w/d ns/np. Immed. $975. 604-542-1904


Close to Semiahmoo Mall

Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto

FLEETWOOD. Reno’d 1 bdrm bsmt suite. No D/D. $550 incl utlis/cable, internet & lndry. 604-598-1712.

New balcony, windows & doors Strictly non-smoking building no smoking in suite or balcony No Pets ~ Adult oriented



Fleetwood 144/86 Ave. 1 or 2 bdrm NS/NP Avail now. Ref req. $550 & $700 incl util cble net 604-727-5125

1 Bdrm, Top Floor ~ $795/mo 1 Bdrm 2nd floor, no stairs $775/mo

WHITE ROCK 1 bdrm top flr, $800. Prime loc, quiet bldg. Incl heat, hot water, h/w flrs. N/P. 604-218-1535

OCEAN PARK. Room with ensuite w/i closet, good view, prkg, nr bus, NS/NP, $675 incl util 604-531-8147


White Rock ~1243 Best Street Bright, Sunny, South facing

(604) 541-8857, 319-0615

The Scrapper



Ocean Park. 1 bdrm in quiet home Female. Steps to beach/amen $450 NS/NP N/D Refs 604-541-2404

South Facing. Luxury Residence. Suit discriminating prof who only wants the best. This 2 bdrm residence offers 1031sf of incomparable luxury. $1800/mo. Drive by Oxford St. & 16th Ave. & admire the award winning majestic tower. Avail. now. n/s, n/p. Refs req. For appt. 604-318-3365 if no answer call 702-325-2868

WHITE ROCK, 1 bdrm., 3rd floor corner suite, cable, heat, prkg. $875 mo. N/S N/P. 604-535-0925


Call 536-5639 to view & for rates


Nice quiet building. 1 & 2 bdrm suites. Includes: Hot water, cable, underground parking, video surveillance. NO PETS CALL 604-536-8499

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


SOUTH SURREY. Furnished room for rent. Available now. N/S, N/P. Call 604-538-0031.


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


3388 Rosemary Hts Cres. Surrey, second floor office 859 sq.ft., in quiet Rosemary area.


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

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

1480 Foster St. White Rock, main floor office 531 sq.ft., great central White Rock location.


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 Square and Rosemary Centre


WHITE ROCK. 2 bdrm, 2 blocks from pier, F/P, all appls, sep. entr, $1100 incl utils. NS. Sm. pet Ok. Avail now. Phone 604-538-1446.


Collectible Auction Monday Jan 15 ~ 7pm

GERMAN SHEPHERD Pups & young adults. Quality German & Czech bloodlines. 604-856-8161. LABS YELLOW P/B pups, born Dec 14th. Dewormed, 1st shots, $750. 604-888-4662, (Langley)








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2001 GSXR 1000R only 13,500 km Custom paint-Pearl White, polished whls. Yoshi exhaust, Gucci seat. No accid $6500 must see778-558-6763


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.


RE: LUCILLE MILDRED BRIGGS Deceased, formerly of 409 - 15501 - 16th Avenue Surrey, B.C. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that creditors and others having claims against the estate of LUCILLE MILDRED BRIGGS who died on May 30, 2011, are hereby required to send the particulars of those claims to thePEACE ARCH HOSPITAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH FOUNDATION, c/o Brawn Karras & Sanderson, 309 - 1688 - 152 St., Surrey, B.C. V4A 4N2, Attn: Kim A. Karras, on or before February 3, 2012, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received.


SOUTH SURREY. A Great Place To Call Home! Near 152 St & 28 Ave. 3 Bdrm Rancher, Family Rm, New Flooring, 2 gas FP, 2 Bath, 5 Appl, Some Carpet, Fenced, Landscaped. No Smoking, No Pets. $2000/mth. Ph: 604-374-4873

White Rock, 15361 Marine Dr. 1 bdrm, 1 bath. 1st floor of house. Inste laundry, gas F/P & stove. Beautiful deck with ocean view. Avail. Feb. 1. N/S. Small pet neg. $995/mo.


S.SURREY, bright 2 bdrm, gas f/p, W/D, large backyard, quiet area, NS/NP $950+utils. 604-531-8147

604-535-8080 Atira Property Management

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

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0% Purchase financing available on all 2011 and 2012 Kia models on approved credit (OAC). Term varies by model and trim. Financing and lease rates vary by vehicle and are valid on approved credit (OAC) only. Dealers may sell for less. See dealer for full detail. Purchase financing offers include Delivery and Destination fees of up to $1,650. Other taxes, registration, insurance, licensing fees, and PPSA of $79 are excluded. “Don’t Pay Until Spring” on select models (90-day payment deferral) applies to purchase financing offers on select 2011 and 2012 models on approved credit (OAC) (Sportage/Sorento/Sedona/Borrego excluded). No interest will accrue during the first 60 days of the finance contract. After this period, interest starts to accrue and the purchaser will repay the principal interest monthly over the term of the contract. Loyalty Bonus offer available on 2012 Kia Sorento at a value of $750 for any current Kia owners towards the purchase or lease of a new 2012 MY Sorento. Loyalty Bonus offer applicable to cash purchase, lease and purchase financing only before January 31, 2012. Offer is transferrable within same household only (must provide proof of address). Limit of one bonus per customer or household. Certain restrictions apply. Available at participating dealers. See dealer for details. ECO-Credit for 2011 Optima Hybrid is $1,000 and is applicable to the purchase or lease of a new 2011 Kia Optima Hybrid. Available at participating dealers. Certain restrictions apply. See dealer for details. Cash purchase credit and Loan credit available on select models and varies by model and trim. Credits are deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes and cannot be combined with special lease and finance offers. Cash purchase price includes cash credit, delivery and destination fees and other government taxes. Other taxes, registration, insurance and licensing fees are excluded. Available at participating dealers. Other lease and finance options are also available. Dealers may sell for less. Dealers are free to set individual prices. Prices are subject to change without notice. Certain restrictions may apply. Offers may change, may be extended without notice, and are for examples only. Retailer order/trade may be necessary. See your Kia retailer for full offer/program details. All offers are subject to availability. 2012 KIA RIO biweekly payments of $113 based on the selling price of $17,000 over a 60/ 84 month term @ 2.9% the cost of borrowing is $1700 and the residual is $5300 OAC. 2012 SOUL biweekly payments of $107 based on the selling price of 18245 over a 60/84 term 2.9 interest the cost of borrowing is$2,000and the residual is $6000OAC. 2012 Sorento biweekly payments of $172 based on the MSRP of $28495 over a 60/84 term @ 1.49 interest the cost of borrowing is $2000 and the residual is $9300 OAC. 2012 Sportage $140 biweekly payments based on the MSRP $23545 over a 60/84 term @ 1.9 interest the cost of borrowing is $2600 and the residual is $ 8000 OAC.. 2012 FORTE SEDAN biweekly payments of $94 based on the selling price of $17600over a 60/84 month term at 1.9% interest the cost of borrowing is $600. and the residual is $5400 plus HST OAC.. $1,000 gas card and tv and iPad are offered on financed vehicles only. All offers are not combinable. Please see dealer for complete details. Offer ends January 31, 2012. All offers do not apply to the 2011 Kia Forte Sedan stock #FO25835 or to the 7 to choose from in this ad. Please see dealer for complete details


Thursday, January 12, 2012 Peace Arch News

WEEKLY SPECIALS 100% BC Owned and Operated Prices Effective January 12 to Janury 18, 2012 We reserve the right to limit quantities. We reserve the right to correct printing errors.

Grocery Department

Meat Department

assorted varieties

previously frozen value pack

assorted varieties







Dairyland Organic Fresh Milk

Food Should Taste Good Tortilla Chips

skim, 1, 2 or 3.25%



Certified Organic, Mexico Grown


1 dry pint

Braeburn Apples from Natures First Fruit

2.99lb/ 6.59kg



7.99lb/ 17.61kg

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Health,Mind & Body Stay on track for a healthy, happy year For many, the start of a new year means the start of a new diet and exercise regime. However, for some, the excitement and dedication to staying fit and healthy soon fades as other things take over. By midFebruary, it’s back to quick, convenient meals that lack the nutrients our bodies desperately require. But as the obesity rate creeps up nationally and provincially, it is clear that something needs to be done. From simply adding nutritious supplements to a meal you were going to eat or spending an extra 20 minutes a day preparing a fresh meal, the benefits to prioritizing your health far outweigh any perceived inconvenience. And for those who associate exercise with running and lifting weights, think again. There are many ways to incorporate fitness in your life without stepping on a treadmill. Dancing has become more and more popular as a fun way to burn calories, make friends and get the heart rate up. Whether it be Zumba or salsa, dancing uses all the muscles in your body and it won’t even feel like you’re working out. So this year, keep your resolution to live happy and healthy – your body will thank you later.

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There are many ways to get fit in the White Rock South Surrey area, including dance. Studio,15151 Russell Ave., says he sees that transition into “the zone” as soon as people step into the studio. “The moment people come in and hear the music they get excited,” O’Kane said. “They call it their happy place, it’s very therapeutic.” O’Kane says that the classes provide a welcoming atmosphere, as they are designed for people to easily transition. The key part, he says, to getting into the groove of dancing is by moving  see page B3

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For those who find the treadmill boring, there are many other options to get the heart rate up. Dancing is becoming more and more popular as a means to get exercise because it incorporates an activity many people enjoy already. Brian Udal, owner of Roca Blanca Dance, 971 164 St., has seen firsthand how beneficial dance can be for the body, not only for exercise, but for recovery, as well. “I have had several students who have been in car accidents that were recommended to take lessons and it had a great effect on their co-ordination,” Udal said. There are so many benefits to dancing that people of all ages are recommended to try incorporating it into their daily routine. Although it can be daunting for some to take the step forward and dance in front of other people, the challenge is another positive aspect. “It’s not easy for a beginner to connect all the dots but it is interesting and challenging,” Udal said. “You can see that the brain and body have to work together. This is why science, doctors and physiotherapists recommend dancing, because it challenges you.” And it’s not just about the benefits for the body, Udal said. There are many benefits for the soul. “The love of music and being in that heart place – that is what some people call ‘the zone,’” he said. “For three minutes your whole being forgets about everything. Now your mind and body have no aches or pain.” Grant O’Kane at Arthur Murray Dance

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Benefits of dancing for exercise are not just for the body  from page B2 and loosening up the joints that haven’t been used for a long time. Another added benefit to dancing is the improvement in posture, which can occur inherently from dancing with a partner, O’Kane said. “Because you’re dancing with someone else, you end up standing straighter to not invade their space,” he said. And by straightening up the spine and improving posture, there is an improvement on the core muscles, which help create a more toned mid-section – to go with the rest of the newly acquired muscles dancers achieve. “You can get a more toned tummy, butt and hamstrings, especially with the Latin dances,” O’Kane said. Latin dances require a lot of controlled twisting, he said, which tones up the core and engages all your muscles. But even though there is a lot of movement required for dancing, it is a lowimpact exercise, O’Kane said. While many focus on the physical benefits, dancing can also boost confidence, making people more sociable. “Dancing can change people’s lives,” he said. And dancing is not the only fun way to keep fit. Over at Sandcastle Fitness, 1938 152 St., instructors are offering classes specifically for seniors.

The classes, appropriately coined Young at Heart, include fitness and yoga and are designed with seniors in mind, with movements to alleviate joint problems and keep the heart healthy, says general manager Natalie Dunnill. “Our seniors have a lifestyle that is more active than it was a few years ago,” she said. “It’s important to keep fit and healthy at any age.” And while fitness is a great way to keep busy, it is also a way to make friends. According to Dunnill, the social connections made during the classes often extend outside of the gym. “They are happy and they feel good because they are doing things together,” she said. “They can make friends, and often people who are a bit shy come out of their shells and see it’s not all about being the most fit, it’s about having fun. It’s extremely warm and welcoming.” And there is a dance option for those who are young at heart. At Sandcastle there are Zumba classes for those looking to switch up their fitness routine. The Latin-inspired fitness program incorporates dance into the workout to make it more fun to burn calories. Young at Heart classes are on Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11 a.m. and Zumba classes are available Tuesday mornings at 11 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6 p.m.

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There is no quick fix to becoming healthy, much to the disappointment of many. That said, there are ways to incorporate healthy choices into our everyday regime. And as Jason Antony, co-owner of Antony and Sons, 202 14016 32 Ave., reminds us, the benefits of making healthy eating a priority will be beneficial in the long run. “Most people are going to be fine eating junk and then they hit a wall, and they won’t be fine. Then they will have to go back and correct years of damage,” Antony said. “If you own a house, and it’s fine and looks good and you notice the paints chipping, well, peeling behind that paint could lead to the discovery of rot, and the same thing can happen with the body.”

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Antony suggests buying fresh ingredients and making meals as opposed to eating out regularly. By making batches of food for the week and storing them, not only will there be a difference in energy, health and nutrition, but there will also be a difference in cost. “People who take their family to a fastfood restaurant can spend $50 easily, but for half that amount you have an organic chicken dinner,” Antony said. “The best things for us are not quick and easy. Eating healthy is a lifestyle shift, and you have to prioritize food differently.” For those who do buy packaged goods, Antony says a good rule of thumb is to look at the ingredients list and be wary of long lists with chemicals and preservatives. “You should be able to understand the list, it shouldn’t be long and complicated,” he said. For people who are looking to add some nutrients to their food, Kimber Bradbury, owner of Health Express, 1550 Johnston Rd., suggests adding shelled hemp seeds as a source of vegetarian protein. Starting off with a low dose of the seeds – about a tablespoon – and incorporating them into porridge, oatmeal or salad adds a good balance of carbohydrates, omega-3 and omega-6, and fibre. Bradbury also suggests protein powders for breakfast shakes. Her top pick is whey protein, which is a highly-filtered milk product and she orders her product in from New Zealand to ensure high-quality. “Having them come from New Zealand means there are no hormones, no anti see page B5

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Regardless of what season it is, skin seems to bear the brunt of weather’s wrath. Whether it’s the sun beating down in the dog days of summer or the wind whipping around and causing skin to crack when the weather starts to turn cold, skin is never fully safe from the elements. Each season poses its own unique challenges to skin, and this year figures to be no different. It’s important for men and women to practice proper skin care in an effort to protect themselves from dry skin, which can be irritating and unsightly. Though an extra layer of clothing might

hide dry, flaky skin from view, it won’t do much to relieve the irritation and damage that result from severely dry skin. You can help combat dry skin by taking quick, temperate showers. It might feel good to get in from the cold and take a hot bath or shower, but this actually breaks down lipid barriers in the skin, potentially robbing the skin of moisture. In lieu of a long, steamy bath or shower, take a quick shower in warm water. Another tool at your disposal is a proper cleanser and moisturizer. Nikki Riederer, a skin care consultant at Saunte Health,  see page B7

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Sunscreen prevents wrinkles  from page B6 109 15388 24 Ave., says it is of the utmost importance to keep skin moisturized. By letting skin dry out too much, it can overproduce oil and result into breakouts, she said. At Saunte, they offer a soap peel with hyaluronic acid – which can pull 1000 times its weight in water – which rehydrates and takes off dead, dry winter skin. She warns against using over-the-counter products, including rough exfoliating scrubs that can actually end up damaging the skin. Caree Ludwar, owner of Institute New Beauty,112 1656 Martin Dr., also warns against going to the drugstore for skin care needs because there could be a cleanser that does not have the right amount of pH which can lead to dry, flaky skin. At Institute New Beauty, Ludwar offers an oxygen facial which “automatically rehydrates skin” and gives cellular support to the skin. She also reminds her clients that the cheapest anti-wrinkle cream can be found in sunscreen. Look for creams that contain water and glycerin that will help to draw moisture into the skin and stimulate the body’s natural repair process. Moisturizers that are non-greasy, non-oil based and fragrance free tend to work the best to repair dry skin. Oil-based creams will actually repel water that would otherwise hydrate the skin causing further damage. Men and women should also make moisturizing a part of their nightly routine before going to bed. Skin temperatures rise during sleep, resulting in increased circulation and healing, so be sure to moisturize each night before going to

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