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To meet current safety standards, code req’ts Wanda Chow
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First 200 condos sell in two days Wanda Chow
The first 200 condo units in Appia Developments’ Solo District sold out in two days despite media reports of a cooling real estate market. When completed in early 2015, the first residential tower, the 45-storey Stratus, will include almost 400 homes at the corner of Lougheed and Rosser Avenue. Additional units will be released for
sale in the fall, with the date and numbers still to be determined. Before sales opened on July 21, previews of the sales centre attracted thousands of people who waited up to two hours to see the show suites. “We quickly realized that community demand was there and that people wanted to start buying,” says Jim Bosa, president of Appia Developments. “We decided to release a few homes as an
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introductory release and we’ve had an excellent response. We’ve sold out our first release and we’re also oversubscribed for the next round.” Prices started at $289,900 for a one-bedroom, $389,900 for a two-bedroom and $679,000 for a three-bedroom. “Our first Solo District buyer on Saturday morning was a first-time homebuyer in her late 20s who had grown up in the area,” Bosa said. “Like many other buyers she knew
the area well, saw the potential in the community and wanted to be a part of it.” The overall Solo project will comprise four towers ranging from 38 to 55 storeys, and totalling about 1,400 homes at the southwest corner of Lougheed Highway and Willingdon Avenue. It will also be home to more than 100,000 square feet of retail, including Burnaby’s first Whole Foods store, and 40,000 square feet of office space.
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The jail cells at the Burnaby RCMP detachment will be getting a $1.4-million retrofit after Burnaby council approved the funding. While there have been changes to the Burnaby Justice Building at 6355 Deer Lake Avenue, first in the 1980s and then in 2002 when the courthouse was closed, the cell block section remains as it was originally built in 1966, according to a city staff report. Located in the basement under the former courtrooms, they were among the subjects of a national review in 2005 of RCMP cell block facilities to determine who well their design minimized the potential for injury of inmates. “Due to the age of this existing facility and type of construction, it was determined that there are existing conditions that should be addressed to improve safety,” said the report. Please see jaIL, a3
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Lounge with Olympic crowd Following on the heels of its well-received Euro Cup lounge, Brentwood Town Centre is hosting a free viewing lounge for the 2012 Summer Olympics. It opens on Friday, July 27 for showings of the opening ceremonies from 1 to 4:30 p.m. Throughout the Games, from July 28 to Aug. 12, the lounge will be open from 7 a.m. to mall closing hours. The Olympic farewell will be shown Aug. 12, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Three high-definition screens will broadcast CTV coverage of the Games in the space, furnished with comfortable seating, located on the lower level of the mall, near Zellers. Visitors who post their best photos from the lounge to the mall’s Facebook page will be eligible to win $50 Brentwood Town Centre gift cards. Info: www.facebook.com/ brentwoodtowncentre.
Nayyar Hussain checks out some of the Pakistani dresses from Ammarah Boutique at the annual Fiji Festival at Burnaby’s Swangard Stadium on Saturday. The event, organized by Jai Fiji Television and Bula! Fiji Association of BC, included multicultural entertainment, hula, karaoke, and a fashion show. Below left, Harman Ray, 13 and Dilraj Sian, 12, adjust each other’s turbans prior to a performance by their Asian Arts Banghra Club. Jihan Amer sells sarongs in her booth.
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“Specifically, needed changes to the open steelbar cell doors, raised steel-post sleeping bunks and the existing sinks and toilets were identified.” While an architecture firm hired by the city determined most of the safety standards could be addressed, “other items such as meeting new cell area requirements could not be achieved due to the structural nature of the renovations and the significant costs that would be incurred.” The proposed upgrades include replacing the open bar doors and partitions with solid ones, replacing suspended steel bunks with solid concrete units, eliminating blind spots and hanging points and the replacement of plumbing fixtures. A closed-circuit video surveillance system will also be upgraded to provide full coverage of individual cells and other areas. Coun. Pietro Calendino, who toured the cell block, said there are code requirements and standards set out by the federal government that need to be addressed, such as sharp edges on the cots and gates. “I don’t know if this would get a lot of sympathy from taxpayers,” said Mayor Derek Corrigan. “No, but it must be done, it’s regulations,” Calendino replied.
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When Luis Masaya immigrated to Canada from Guatemala early last year, he came with an education in computer science and experience teaching at university and working in the United States. But he couldn’t find work here. It was some months before he realized that in Guatemala, “everyone is a generalist,” having several different responsibilities that in Canada would translate into several different job positions. When Masaya, now 44, applied for jobs, they’d ask what his experience was. “When I tell them I can do a lot of things, they don’t see the depth.” Or they’d see his academic experience and assumed he wanted to teach. Help in figuring out the intricacies of a Canadian job search came in the form of the Skills Connect for Immigrants Program, a three-year-old initiative funded jointly by the federal and provincial governments. The program provides up to one year of support to newcomers. To be eligible, participants must be permanent residents of Canada, having
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MP calls for open Burnaby hearings in pipeline process First phase looks at how much Kinder Morgan can charge customers Wanda Chow
Kinder Morgan Canada hasn’t finalized a route yet for the proposed twinning of its Trans Mountain pipeline, nor has it made a formal application to the National Energy Board (NEB), but Burnaby-Douglas NDP MP Kennedy Stewart believes there’s still much that can be learned from the company’s commercial tolling application. That’s why Stewart has written to the NEB calling for open, oral hearings in Burnaby for the application, which was filed June 29, through which the regulatory body will decide how much the company can charge customers for moving oil through an expanded pipeline. The 1,150-km pipeline stretches from Edmonton to its terminus in Burnaby. The expansion is largely aimed at getting Alberta oil sands bitumen crude to export markets in Asia. Premier Christy Clark’s recent assertion that British Columbia would need to receive additional benefits before the provincial government would consider approving the expansion is an example of what might be learned at an open hearing in Burnaby, said Stewart. He suggested additional fees could be added to the tolls which could then be passed on to provincial and local governments and First Nations. The prospect of Burnaby operations such as the Chevron refinery and Suncor having to compete for space on the pipeline with overseas pipeline customers also has implications for local jobs, he said. “It’s such a giant project that all the steps in the process should be as open as possible.” Stewart said local landowners whose properties may end up being along the expanded pipeline’s route may want money built into the toll to pay for related safety measures. “I think it’s perfectly
appropriate for individual landowners or groups of landowners to have an opportunity to participate in these kinds of processes.” It’s through the NEB process and public hearings, preferably oral hearings that allow for questions and answers, that people may get answers about the project, he said. It’s up to the NEB to decide the format of the process. “This is the first phase in what may be a major consultation process as big as the Northern Gateway pipeline, so there’s no reason why this shouldn’t be as open as that process.” He noted that while Kinder Morgan has chosen to embark on the commercial tolling process first, Enbridge will undergo that as the third phase of its Northern Gateway application, only after its pipeline and specific details are approved. When the $4-billion pipeline project is compared to the amount of public consultation Burnaby city hall typically undergoes for a rezoning or new community centre, “we deserve at least one hearing here in
Burnaby if it’s such a big project that’s going to be affecting us here.” Lexa Hobenshield, Kinder Morgan Canada’s spokesperson, said by email the company will abide by the NEB’s review process. “This toll application is not about approving proposed routing or construction of the proposed expansion project—that is a separate application that we expect to file in late 2013,” she stressed, adding information on the project is available at www. transmountain.com. The company has announced its proposal to twin the pipeline to expand from its current 300,000 barrels per day capacity to 750,000 barrels daily. Its expansion application to the NEB will include a potential corridor. If the project gets the go-ahead, the company would then come up with a detailed specific route which would go through its own NEB approval process. If it receives all the required approvals, Kinder Morgan will spend $4.1 billion and aim to have the expansion in service by 2017.
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Mario, Rossi and the road more travelled I blame Mario. It is his fault, the alarm that wakes me much too early on Saturday mornings. His fault, the (ahem) snug Lycra shorts I wear, the colourful jerseys I pull over my head. His fault, the countless hours and kilometres I spend on two skinny wheels. I also blame Rossi. Let me explain: Preparing to move a few years ago, my friend Mario Bartel, a photographer and reporter at the NewsLeader papers in Burnaby and New Westminster — and a hardcore cyclist — needed to get rid of some of his stuff. So he did what anyone would (not) do: He created a website and emailed the link to friends and acquaintances, who could then shop online for used Ikea furniture and other household items. Or, in my case, a blue, steelframed Kona mountain bike that had carried its owner up and down trails for years but had been replaced with a newer model. With an eye to upgrading from a bike I had bought in the 1980s, I pointed and clicked to reserve that beast, an investment of a couple of hundred bucks in future fun and fitness.
Richard Dal Monte When I visited Mario to pick up my purchase, he mentioned he was also selling his old road bike, which he’d been using on his training machine and which he would throw in for an extra $50. That’s Rossi. Sleek, elegant tubular steel. Gleaming chrome forks. A hard, old leather seat. Italian. Mario had bought it more than 20 years earlier, when he was a university student, and just as it had grabbed him from the first ride, it spoke to me now. It spoke of packs of riders on mountain roads and city streets in my family’s native northern Italy. It spoke of childhood freedom in East Van on my purple bike with the banana seat and sissy bar, and, later, my brother’s hand-me-down, Woodwards-bought 10-speed. It reminded me of the time, more than two decades earlier, when I heard someone talk about riding to Whistler and I had thought, “Wouldn’t that be
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cool?,” never thinking I would do it (I’ve done it). And it said one thing I immediately knew to be true: This is going to become an expensive habit. Still, cheapskate though I am, I was sold. And thus began the education of a roadie, another MAMIL (middle-aged man in Lycra) among the hundreds you see on local roads any given weekend. Not that I was a two-wheeled newbie. I remember the precise moment, as a child, that I learned to ride without training wheels, pushing off my neighbour David Andrews’ front steps and cruising down the sidewalk, the secret of balance suddenly revealed, a discovery that would yield hundreds of hours of fun with friends — Albert, Dave, Gary, Gary, Robbie, Mark, Bill — on the streets of our neighbourhood. Now, the carbon-fibre Cannondale that the Rossi begat is also the source of much recreation with riding buddies. First, there was Max, a friend and neighbour who let me slow him down on trail rides and road outings until I was usually able to keep up. Then came Hush, Ziv, Sumo, Detonator and Andrew. Mario, too.
Each is better, stronger, faster than I. But when I struggle up a hill, which I usually do, I sometimes think of a story about my father that I learned only after Rossi entered my life, and only after my dad died: He was about 25 when he was preparing to emigrate from Italy and was working clearing brush in a town called Castello Tesino in the Dolomite Mountains. Word came to his family’s home that he was to attend a meeting about his emigration. His brother Silvano got on a bike and rode 50 km or so to alert him and to take over my dad’s job so he could take the bicicletta and ride back to attend the meeting that would propel him to Canada. I think of this story and I imagine him pedalling a heavy, old bike. I imagine the hairy switchbacks of the Dolomiti. I imagine a determined young man in dirty work clothes and worn boots pushing to his future. I imagine this ride as but one of many challenges before him. And I keep pedalling. And for that, I blame Mario. Richard Dal Monte is editor of The Tri-City News.
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COMMENT Why men blame it on ‘the wife’ I laughed out loud when I read Andrew Holota’s commentary on having to check with his wife before agreeing to activities. In our house there are two reasons that account for this: Firstly, my loving, kind, adorable man cannot remember a darn thing he previously committed to. He would, for example, agree to a day of motorcycle riding on the very day he is scheduled for a colonoscopy. Now how would that end up I ask you? Thus he says he will check with me because he knows I have a huge calendar on the fridge with all his, and our four sons’, commitments. Saves him a lot of trouble and our friends, family and the medical community a lot of strife! Secondly, because of the guy culture, it is sometimes easier for men to say they have to ask their wives rather than to say they don’t want to do the stereotypical guy thing. If, for example, my husband were asked to go fishing for a week with the guys, he would say “I have to check with my wife” but really he would be thinking that it was the last thing on the planet he wanted to do. It is easier to roll your eyes and say the wife said no than to say you aren’t into what most guys are into. Men are so hypersensitive to anything that isn’t macho that opting out is sometimes not an option. Women, I am sure, are the same way about a very stereotypical female activity. Were I to not want to go on a spa weekend, my friends would think I was nuts too. Some of us even blame our husbands if we don’t want to go! Jennifer Thuncher Burnaby
Was it Worth it? After months of dodging and dancing, the BC Liberal government finally has taken a position on the Enbridge pipeline proposal. The question is: Was it worth the wait? Approval of the project hinges on five conditions, two of which sound like spin rather than stipulation; namely, consultation with First
Nations and an environmental assessment. These are already mandates of the National Energy Board. As well, Enbridge has been offering First Nations “opportunities to benefit” for several months now. So, nothing new there. Then there are two demands dealing with “world class” land and water oil spill prevention, response and recovery systems. It sounds good, especially since it is based on the principle of “polluter pays.” But, when all is said and done, the best safeguards in the world won’t prevent oil spills, much less repair the damage to ecosystems. And, let’s face it: Enbridge’s record is far from exemplary. So, the polluter may pay but money can be replaced. The environment cannot. The final condition seeks payment for the risk to the environment posed by a pipeline and tankers carrying heavy crude. To that end, the provincial government has demanded a “fair share of the fiscal and economic benefits” of the Enbridge project and “other proposals for heavy oil pipelines,” It is here that the government stumbled badly. Alberta’s Premier Alison Redford made two telling points. First, B.C. has the necessary fiscal means to get the economic benefits it seeks and, secondly, inasmuch as the pipeline is a commercial venture, B.C. should negotiate with Enbridge, not the Alberta or federal governments. Christy Clark, however, wouldn’t budge. Redford then suggested Clark’s concerns possibly could be addressed as part of an agreement on a national energy strategy. That idea was rejected as well. So, at the end of the day, although our premier says she wants to negotiate a price for B.C.’s approval of the Enbridge pipeline project, she made it clear that it’s her way or no way. It got headlines, that’s for sure. But I very much doubt it will get her what she wants. On the other hand, maybe it did. Bill Brassington Burnaby
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Report flags many oil spill response gaps Vancouver tankers move with looser rules than U.S. Jeff Nagel Black Press
The province’s own assessment that B.C. is underprepared to prevent and clean up oil spills has handed fresh ammunition to opponents of new pipelines and the tankers now moving through Burrard Inlet. The 52-page technical report, released Monday (July 23) as the government laid out its demands for improved safety and a bigger share
of benefits, raises multiple concerns about the risks and procedures already used to export Alberta oil via Kinder Morgan’s existing Trans Mountain pipeline through the Lower Mainland. Among the findings: • U.S. authorities require oil-laden tankers sailing east of Port Angeles to have escort tugs with them, while that’s voluntary for tankers in much of B.C. waters outside Vancouver harbour. • B.C. fails to match requirements by Washington State requiring an emergency tug be on standby on the
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sea route. • Washington bans Suezmax tankers, which carry 800,000 to one million barrels, from its inner waters but Port Metro Vancouver has said that tanker size could be allowed in Vancouver harbour if the Second Narrows is dredged. • Alaska has far tougher spill response rules, requiring industry-funded emergency responders be able to handle a 300,000 barrel spill, compared to just 70,000 barrels in B.C., before international aid is invoked. B.C. crews would be “completely overwhelmed” by a 260,000-barrel Exxon Valdezsized spill. The report warns the current spill response capacity “appears to be insufficient” to handle the existing tanker shipments of oil from the Trans Mountain pipeline even if neither its expansion nor the new Enbridge pipeline proceed. “Increasing this threshold is critical,” the report said of the 70,000-barrel response capability. It also noted cleanup costs exceeding $1.3 billion may not be covered by insurance or industry funds and fall on taxpayers and others. “Canada has no plan in place
to cover the excess costs of a major spill,” it says. No provision is made to deal with oiled wildlife, it says, and there’s no mechanism to make use of volunteers. It also says the capacity to clean oiled shoreline should be boosted from the current 500 metres of shore per day. “Exxon Valdez impacted 2,000 kilometres of shoreline. At 500 metres per day, a similar spill occurring in B.C. would require a 10-year cleanup.” Karen Wristen, executive director of the Living Oceans Society, said the improvements flagged in the report must be made regardless of whether new pipelines are approved. She noted some tankers leaving Kinder Morgan’s Burnaby terminal are laden with conventional oil but others increasingly carry heavy oil sands bitumen, which she said increases the risk of a pipeline rupture on land and vastly increases the damage if a tanker spills at sea. “We don’t know from tanker to tanker going through a heavily populated area what the risk is,” Wristen said. “There is no spill response for a bitumen spill. It’s going to the bottom.”
The provincial report also raises bitumen as an issue, noting it is more likely to sink and presents higher environmental risks and a more difficult cleanup if spilled. “It is possible that the capacity that exists for crude oil spills – from training to equipment – may not be appropriate for bitumen,” the report said. “Thus, a major gap may likely exist for all current and future bitumen shipments taking place on Canada’s west coast.” The provincial report notes oil shipping safety has improved and spills have become rarer worldwide. Belcarra Mayor Ralph Drew, a member of Metro Vancouver’s port cities committee, said the deficiencies flagged in the provincial report deserve “serious examination” and added the challenge now is getting Ottawa to implement them. “It is clear even from this technical report that Canada falls short,” said UBC political science professor Michael Byers. “Not only is the current capacity insufficient in the future, it already is insufficient and needs to be addressed.”
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Hastings deal shelves horse track merger idea Separate paths seen for harness, thoroughbred racing Jeff Nagel
“But if you’re going to sustain an industry and the 7,000 overall jobs it supports, you’d probably make that investment – if you had a good business plan to back it up.” He expects one recommendation in the pending report will be to split the current horse racing management body that runs both styles of racing. “The two industries probably need to be decoupled to pursue separate and unique business strategies,” Coleman said, adding he believes that may be the formula for long-term sustainability. That would see thoroughbred and standardbred racing allocated separate funding sources to run their individual breeding and other operations, according to business models that fit their needs. “They have a different betting group and different clienteles,” he added. Hastings Park has done well attracting upscale gamblers and urbanites to the races, in part with concerts and other attractions, he said.
In contrast, he said attendance for harness racing at Cloverdale’s Fraser Downs is flat and needs to focus on offering a more family-oriented experience. Coleman suggested another change could allow Great Canadian to sell off one or both of the horse racing operations. “It comes down to the track operator – whether they want to be in the business,” he said. “They may want to have the horse racing side separate from them because it’s not their core business.” Harness Racing BC CEO Doug McCallum is upbeat about the future of the standardbred racing, adding more horses are being bred and wagering is up this year – particularly online. “We’re in pretty good shape this year and going into next year,” he said, adding a return to a longer racing season has helped.
The City of Vancouver has agreed to a two-year extension of Great Canadian Gaming’s Hastings Racecourse, putting to rest for now talk that the Lower Mainland’s two horse racing tracks might merge at a single site. Vancouver council’s delay in signing a deal to keep racing at Hastings Park and its goal of tripling green space in the park had fueled speculation thoroughbred horse racing there might soon be relocated to Cloverdale’s Fraser Downs, which hosts standardbred harness racing. “This extension allows our company to work closely with the City of Vancouver regarding long-term operations at Hastings Racecourse without being concerned with a lease deadline looming,” Great Canadian twitter.com/jeffnagel spokesman Howard Blank said. Rich Coleman, the provincial minister responsible for gaming, said in an earlier interview he expects both tracks will continue separate operations. And he said a new five-year strategic plan for the horse racing industry set for release soon will likely call for significant changes but continued operation of both tracks. “I think the recommendation at the end of the day may be to see if they can sustain themselves at their individual tracks,” Coleman said. Running both racing styles at one dual-circuit track isn’t impossible, but Coleman said it will be off the table as long as separate tracks have secure homes and are viable. Consolidating tracks in Surrey at Cloverdale would require moving barns to make room for an expanded racing footprint. “It’s not cheap – it’s probably in the TWO GREAT RESTAURANTS... ONE LOCATION! $10-million range,” Metropolis @ Metrotown | 604-435-8577 Coleman said.
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Record check trend draws privacy warning Some searches tap police database
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B.C. Privacy Commisioner Elizabeth Denham is warning both the provincial government and private sector employers are making too much use of criminal record checks. She issued an investigation report recommending the province limit its use of checks, which are used to vet prospective employees and re-screen some existing staff. “I’m concerned about the societal trend towards increased employment-related records checks without clear evidence as to their benefit
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contact” designation in the database. The box can be checked for someone who was insistent on their rights in dealing with police, he said, or even in cases where someone attempts suicide and their family or friends call police. “This database was never meant to be used to prevent people from getting apartments or job opportunities,” Eby said. “But it’s become a database for employers, landlords and schools. It’s got this creeping functionality to it that needs to be reined in.” The over-reliance on checks is also unfortunate in cases where people who do have a criminal past are now trying to change their path, he added. “Often people have stopped using drugs and are trying to clean up their lives and get back to work,” he said. “They’re being frustrated by this.” Denham’s report said adverse contact designations are not court-tested and the use of police information checks by employers is much more privacy invasive and difficult to justify in comparison to criminal record checks. She recommended B.C. public agencies not use police information checks. twitter.com/jeffnagel
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Thief allegedly caught in the act A suspected thief might have got away with his crime if not for the alert Burnaby RCMP officer he encountered during his attempted escape. On Monday, July 23 at about 3 p.m., Staff Sgt. Andy LeClair was about to go into the Metrotown community police office when a male burst out of an emergency exit of Crystal Mall next door. Obviously surprised to see the officer in front of him, the suspect appeared nervous. “I’ve been a police officer for 21 years and I have an eight year old son, I can generally tell when someone has done something wrong,” said LeClair in a press release. “So I wanted to talk with this guy and find out who he was.” It wasn’t long before another male ran out of the mall, distraught and trying to tell LeClair something despite a language barrier. At this point, the suspect decided to come clean. He pulled out a
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Exhibition of a set of twenty-six works originally conceived on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Winnipeg-based art publication Border Crossings. When: Until July 20. Where: Simon Fraser University G a l l e ry, A c a d e m i c Quadrangle 3004, SFU Burnaby Campus. Info: 778-782-4266 or sfu.ca/ gallery. Burnaby Artist Guild: We l c o m e s new members interested in painting, beginners or established painters. When: Meetings held each Tuesday evening
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Burnaby Historical Society: Guests s p e a k e r s . Vi s i t o r s welcome. When: Meets the second Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Where: Carousel B u i l d i n g , B u r n aby Village Museum, 6501 Deer lake Ave. Info: 604-297-4565.
World Poetry New Westminster Night Out: Featured poets, open mike, free raffle and refreshments. Everyone welcome. When: Fourth We d n e s d ay of each month, 6:30 p.m. Where: New Westminster Public Library, 716 6th Ave., New Westminster. Info: 604-526-4729 or www. worldpoetry.ca. British Columbia Boys Choir: The 100-member choir is now a resident c o m p a ny at the Shadbolt Centre for the Arts. Open to boys aged 7 to 24 with five choirs in Burnaby, Vancouver, N o r t h S h o re a n d Nanaimo. Register now – no audition required for town choirs. When: Wednesday nights. Where: Shadbolt Centre, Burnaby. Info: www.bcboyschoir.org or 1-888-909-8282.
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2003 Buick Century loaded, aircared private, perfect condition. $5900 obo. 778-565-4334
Do you want to live in the security of a family community?
2009 Saturn Astra XE, 4 dr h/b. Automatic. Options. Silver. 18,000 kms. $8000/firm. 604-538-4883
Woodland surroundings, on Forest Grove Drive. Good location, close to schools, SFU and Lougheed Mall. No subsidies available. $10 application fee. Maximum housing charges; 2 bdrms $899/mo. 3 bdrms. $1009/mo. & 4 bdrms. $1112/mo. Shares $2500.
1994 Cadillac Sedan Deville 188,000k. Aircared til Aug. 2013. New tires. Good cond. $3450. 604607-5281.
PEARL DRUM SET, $800, 6 cymbals, 1 throne, 1 stool, double base pedal, in Hope. Call (604)869-7329
DALL’ANTONIA CONCRETE Seniors disc. Friendly, family bus., 40+ yrs. 604-240-3408/604-299-7125
• Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331
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30 years experience, Business, Non-profit Organizations, Housing & Personal taxes, payroll. Gilles 604-789-7327, 604-946-0192 www.scorpio-consulting.com
MATTRESSES starting at $99
359 SAND, GRAVEL & TOPSOIL Always! deliver Top soil, bark mulch, sand & gravel. 7days/wk. Simon 604-230-0627 will spread
MOVING & STORAGE .Enterprise Plumbing, Heaitng, Gasfitting
1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. Real Professionals, Reasonable. Rates. Different From the Rest. 604-721-4555. ABE MOVING - $35/Hr. Per Person *Reliable Careful Movers. *Rubbish Removal. *24 Hours. 604-999-6020
AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance
Searching for your dream home or selling it? This is the location. BCCLASSIFIED.COM listings include everything from acreage, farms/ranches to condos and waterfront homes.
615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY STEEL BUILDING - HUGE CLEARANCE SALE! 20X24 $4,658. 25X28 $5,295. 30X40 $7,790. 32X54 $10,600. 40X58 $14,895. 47X78 $19,838. One end wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. www.pioneersteel.ca.
WE BUY HOUSES! Older House • Damaged House Moving • Estate Sale • Just Want Out • Behind on Payments Quick Cash! • Flexible Terms! CALL US FIRST! 604-657-9422
660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
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TREE SERVICES A1-TRI-CRAFT Tree Serv. Dangerous tree removal, spiral pruning hedge trimming, stump grinding, topping. Insured, WCB Free Est Arborist Reports
Always!pressure washing, window cleaning, Gutter, lawn maintains, yard clean-up. Simon 604-230-0627
From 1, 3, 5, 7,10 Ton Trucks Licenced ~ Reliable ~ 1 to 3 Men Free estimate/Seniors discount Residential~Commercial~Pianos
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POWER WASHING GUTTER CLEANING
SAME DAY SERVICE AVAILABLE
SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240
604-787-5915, 604-291-7778 www.treeworksonline.ca firstname.lastname@example.org 10% OFF with this AD
329 PAINTING & DECORATING PETS
FIVE STAR ROOFING 477
A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 8yrs
Rooﬁng Experts. 778-230-5717 Repairs/Re-Roof/New Roofs. All work Gtd. Free Est. Call Frank.
PAINT SPECIAL 3 rooms for $299, 2 coats any colour
P/B Choc. lab puppies, 5M, 6F, born June 27, CKC reg. vet✓ $750. 604-217-6551 or 604-825-1730 PRESA CANARIO P/B UKC, fawn Both parents approx. 120 to 150 lbs. Call 778-552-1525.
AWD Interior/Ext Painting. Drywall/Ceiling Repairs. Call Will for a Free Estimate. (778)709-1081
D.J PAINTING Interior & Exterior • Drywall Repair • Many Years Experience Free estimates
604-258-7300 cell: 604-417-5917
Chihuahua, 5 years old, needs new home, good with kids, $200. Call (604)791-0728 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com
(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services. www.paintspecial.com
ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582
CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977
SHELTIES SABLE COLOUR full white collars, selecting and caring for loveable precious puppies. Take pups home Aug 11 (604)826-6311
PATRICK’S RUBBISH REMOVAL *Landscape *Trimming *Yard Clean *Const. Clean. *ANYTHING!!! 1 Ton Truck. Call Patrick for Prompt Quality Service @ 604-808-1652.
JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly • Estate Services • Electronics • Appliances • Old Furniture • Construction • Yard Waste • Concrete • Drywall • Junk • Rubbish • Mattresses & More!
On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!
MILANO PAINTING & RENOS. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510
Duncan’s Painting: Int & Ext Pressure Washing & Drywall repairs 35 years exp (604)459-3881
FLEETWOOD WASTE Bin Rentals 10-30 Yards. Call Ken at 604-294-1393
ANTIQUES & VINTAGE
1974 VW BEETLE COVERTIBLE,4 spd. Looks & runs good. May trade. $3,500 obo. 778-908-5164.
FRUIT & VEGETABLES
BLUEBERRIES. U-PICK $1.30 lb. WE-PICK $2.00 lb. 19478 Dewdney Trunk Rd. Pitt Mead. 763-2808 CHERRY JUBILEE Sour Cherries 2017 - 272nd St., Aldergrove. Opening Sat. Aug. 4th - Fri. Aug. 10 8:00a.m. - 3:00p.m. Call to Order: 604-856-5844
A QUEEN MATTRESS SET. Brand New. Still in plastic. Must Sell. Only $125.00 - CALL: 604-484-0379
2011 NISSAN VERSA 4/dr h/back, auto, 25,000/km, red, many options, $9000/firm. 604-538-9257.
SUITES, LOWER 1989 WINNEBAGO Chieftain 36 foot, Chev-464; very good cond. Offers? 778-908-4549
COQUITLAM, 1018 Quadling Ave. Avail Aug 15th. 1 Bdrm bsmt ste in 4-plex. 4 Appls, peaceful backyard, close to shopping & bus. $775/mo. No Pets. 604-454-4540. Coquitlam. Bright 2 bdrm. Pri. ent. w/d. Patio. N/S. N/P. $995 incl utils. Nr college. Aug. 1. 604-464-1494. COQUITLAM CENTRAL, 2/bdrm bsmt suite. Shared W/D, w/i closets. Storage. N/S, N/P. $895/mo. incl util. Sept. 1. (604)726-6884
1995 PROWLER 5TH WHEEL 25.ft, slide out, fully contained, with shed, large deck and holding tank at Lakeview RV site at Nicola Lake in Merrit BC $10,000 Phone (604)826-6256 Bill 2007 HARLEY SPORTSTER, factory custom, 74 cube (1200) big bore by Denco Cycle, Bassani pipe, Windshield, sissy bar, leather bags. 27,000Km, one old guy owner, $7,450 obo. Phone (604)817-1945 CROSSROADS Seville 38’ 5th wheel. Fiberglass ext., 4 slide-outs, fireplace, Corian counters, 17 cu.ft. double door fridge, oak cabinets, Queen size bed, 9’ ceiling, lots of heated storage. Luxury year round living! $43,800. 604-870-4799
Gable Gardens 1 & 2 bdrms, available Cable included, cat okay Walk to Highgate 604-521-3448
With accessible amenities, in safe family oriented communities of, North Burnaby on Burnaby Mountain below Simon Fraser University. Market rents from $990 - $1175 for 2 - 3 bdrm units. Pet friendly. If your income is between $35,640 and $70,000 you could be qualified for market rent. If your income is lower than these ranges call BC Housing 604-433-2218
Coquitlam 996sf clean 2bdrm 2bath nr Coq Ctr Douglas Coll, pool np/ns Aug 1/15. $1250. 604-941-3259 Coquitlam Silver Springs beaut 2bdrm 2bath unobstructed view nr Coq Ctr all schls Doug Coll. np/ns $1325. Aug 1/15. 604-941-3259 NEW WEST 621 Colburne; Avail Aug 1, quiet & clean 1 bdrm, 1 blk fr Queens Park & Canada Games pool. No pets, $740. 604-454-4540
For further info call 604-451-6075 to view
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
PITT MEADOWS: 2 - 3 bdrm co-op T/H $1030/mo - $1134/mo. Shares req’d. Close to WCE, schools & shopping. No subsidy available. 19225 119th Ave. For more info & to book an appt. call 604-465-1938
DORIC MANOR 236 - 8th St. Bachelor, 1, 2 & 3 bdrm suites for rent. Includes heat / hot water and cable. Close to Massey Theatre, Douglas College, Royal City Mall.
Panorama Court DreamCatcher Auto Loans “0” Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals
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709 COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL 3400sf Warehouse 641 Lougheed Hwy 3 phase, sm office, heated, 20x12 door. $2900m. 604-504-1825
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the estate of GEORGINA FLOWERS TATTERS, otherwise known as GEORGINA F. TATTERS and GEORGINA TATTERS, deceased, late of #219 – 1945 Woodway Place, Burnaby, British Columbia, are hereby required to send particulars of their claims to the Executor at the following address: C/O McQuarrie Hunter LLP, Barristers & Solicitors Attention: ALLISON M. CATHERWOOD #1500 – 13450 102nd Avenue Surrey, B.C. V3T 5X3
Metal Recycling Ltd. We Pay CA$H For •Auto •Scrap Metals •Batteries •Machinery •Lead
Scotty 604-313-1887 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
before the 29th day of August, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the said estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to claims of which the Executor then has notice.
#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200
Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022
In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT:
New Westminster newly renovated 2 bdrm lrg l/rm & bal. 4 appl Clean safe quiet $1000m. 604-584-8862
NOTICE TO CREDITORS Estate of the Deceased: Marion Winnifred Colton, late of 334 - 2855 Sophia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V5T 3L2 Creditors and others having claim against the said estates are required to send full particulars of such claims duly verified to: DAVID COLTON c/o ROYAL TRUST CORPORATION OF CANADA 1055 West Georgia Street, 7th Floor, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4P3 on or before July 16, 2012 after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received.
Spacious & clean 1 & 2 bdrms avail. From $750 - $1020/mo. No pets.
.Canadian Bar Association Dial-A-Law Access free
Metro Vancouver Housing Co-operation.
MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 503
2008 Honda Civic, 2dr, auto, a/c, 95,000km, extended warranty installed halo HID and sub woofer, excellent condition. $16,000 firm. 604-796-2219
Spacious 2 & 3 Bdrm T/hses
BOXER puppies ready Aug 12. Choose early. Vet ✓ tails/dewclaws, 1st shots. $875. 604-882-7477. CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866
2006 JETTA 2.0T 73,000 kms. fully loaded, org owner. s/rf hid hd/lights, dsg auto. $14,900. 604-307-9159.
2003 CHEV SUBURBAN Z71, black, rebuilt trans. w/warranty, used eng. new B.J. & brakes. Inspected $7995obo 604-826-0519
HOMES FOR RENT
752 • Tree & Stump Removal • Certiﬁed Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~
GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters. $80. 604-240-5362
TRUCKS & VANS
COQUITLAM. Renov. 4 bdrm, 2/bath, lrg f/rm. Fncd yd. N/S, N/P. $2100. Avail Sept 1. 604-761-9235
Burnaby. MC Bride Place. 415 Ginger drive. 2 bdrm T/H. Family Housing. Close all amens, schls, transit. Pet friendly great loca. $1015/m.604-451-6676
Tree removal done RIGHT!
All kinds of re-roofing & repairs. Free est. Reasonable rates. (604)961-7505, 278-0375
PORT COQUITLAM, 2/bdrm grnd level ste. Full bath. Sep entry. Cls to all amenities. $800/mo incl utils, cable, lndry. NS/NP (604)945-5911
Call Ian 604-724-6373
GET THE BEST FOR YOUR MOVING From $40/Hr Licensed - Insured, 1 to 3 men. Free estimate/Senior discount. Residential & Commercial. 778-773-3737
AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.
2002 DURANGO 4.7Litre 165,000 kms, fully loaded, leather seats, aircared $6500. (604)837-8094
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS
PORT COQUITLAM. 2 bdrm grd level duplex. Carport. Walk to WCX & shops. N/P. N/S. Refs. Sept. 1. $995/mo. + utils. 604-464-4258.
Port Coq. off Pitt River. Newer 1 bdrm bright 850 s/f. lndry/cble/net Ns/Np. Aug 1. $875. 778-319-5713.
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
NO SUBSIDIES AVAILABLE Orientation: Sunday, August 5th 1:30 p.m. at 51A-8740 Forest Grove Dr. Phone 604-420-2442
MAPLE RIDGE Kanaka 2 Bdrm, very clean, own laundry, $1000 incl util N/S, N/P, immed (604)463-7235
Andrew 604-618-8585 $ Best Rates $
1996 Sebring Conv. 118 Km, LADY dr, purple, $5500 in upgrades, exc. cond, $4695. 604-258-8852
WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in August $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-5936095.
On July 21, 2010, at McBride Avenue and Royal Avenue, New Westminster, B.C., Peace Ofﬁcer(s) of the RCMP IMPAC Team seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: $1,140.22 cash and coins, jewellery, and an i-Phone, on or about 17:55 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been obtained by the commission of an offence (or offences) under section 354(1) (Possession of property obtained by crime) Criminal Code of Canada. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO ﬁle Number: 2012-1094, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is ﬁled
with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be ﬁled by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be ﬁled within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is ﬁrst published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Director’s website accessible online at www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/ civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Ofﬁce, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J1.
A20 NewsLeader Wednesday, August 1, 2012
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